COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 1, 2019)
Looking to provide the best resources and opportunities for its growing Paralympic shooting program, USA Shooting has hired Will Anti to fill the role of team coach/manager. Anti will begin his duties on-site at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 1.
Anti’s role comes at a critical juncture for the Paralympic shooting disciplines with 14 months to go until the 2020 Paralympic Games begin, the debut of the sport at the Para Pan American Games, August 23-September 1, and with the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships set for October 12-18 in Sydney, Australia. Athletes are busy trying to secure Paralympic quota spots needed to compete in Tokyo next summer.
Athletes will benefit from Anti’s shooting experience as a former National Junior Team member, Junior Olympic and NCAA champion, and as captain of the West Virginia University Rifle Team. He graduates this May from WVU with degrees in finance and accounting.
Anti, 22, has grown up in the sport of shooting, so he hopes to use that to his advantage to get the program on target fast. His father, Mike, a four-time Olympian and 2004 Olympic silver medalist in Three-Position Rifle, is presently the head coach at the Naval Academy. For the first 12 years of his life, Will grew up at the Home of Champions and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, where his dad was stationed until 2009 while finishing out his own distinguished rifle career. While living in Colorado Springs with his family, Will was part of the successful National Training Center Junior Club that trains out of the same range he will now be helping the Paralympic program strive for greatness.
"I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity to