COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 3, 2019)
USA Shooting’s International Shooting Park, home to the world’s best shotgun team, will be abuzz in activity throughout the month of June. The USA Shooting National Championships get underway Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado with Men’s and Women’s Trap.
USA Shooting welcomes in summer with 23 straight days of shotgun activity as athletes compete on the national stage in anticipation of the upcoming Junior World Cup, Pan American Games, World Championships and 2020 Olympic Team Trials later this year. National Championships in Men’s and Women’s Trap will be contested June 4-8 followed by the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC) in those same events June 11-12. Skeet Nationals will take place June 16-19, with NJOSC Skeet competition concluding the shotgun summer splash June 22-23. Separate preview press releases will follow for NJOSC Trap competition (June 10), Skeet Nationals (June 14) and Skeet NJOSC (June 21).
After unusually late competition in 2018, USA Shooting’s National Championships for Shotgun returns to its more traditional early summer format. Looking to reclaim her top podium position will be Ashley Carroll (Solvang, California), who had to settle for bronze last year after winning the title the previous three years. She’s glowing after earning a bronze medal at the recent World Cup match in Changwon, South Korea and, more importantly, securing that coveted Olympic quota for her team. Last week, she was named to Team USA for the upcoming Pan American Games and will be making her first Pan Am Games appearance in Lima, Peru.
Last year’s medalists will provide plenty of resistance including reigning National Champion Aeriel Skinner (Jackson, California) and runner-up Emma Williams (Savannah, Tennessee). Competition will be fierce when you include Carroll’s Pan Am Games teammate Rachel