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ISSF World Cup Chile: Thompson Fifth in Men's Skeet

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2011)

The Men’s Skeet event of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) World Cup Chile was a high scoring event. The USA’S Frank Thompson (Alliance, Neb.) finished in fifth place with 146 total targets. In an event of only 125 qualification targets, athletes needed to shoot 123 targets to even have a chance at the final. Thompson (pictured above) was one of four athletes with 123 targets, while the leader shot a straight 125 in qualification. Thompson stayed strong throughout the final, but dropped two targets—one on station four and one on station five—to finish with 23 targets in the final. National Shotgun Coach Bret Erickson said, “It was a fantastic match for Frank. He shot a world-class score and deserved to be there.” The Czech Republic’s Jan Sychra won the gold medal with an equaled final world record of 150 targets.

Also competing for the USA Shooting Team, Sergeant Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) narrowly missed the final with 122 total targets. Teammate Jon Michael McGrath (Tulsa, Okla.) finished in twenty-first place with 121 total targets. The ISSF Chile World Cup wraps up tomorrow with the second day of qualification and finals for Men’s Trap. The USA’s Collin Wietfeldt (Hemlock, Mich.) is currently leading the field with 75 out of 75 targets after three rounds. Wietfeldt and teammates Lance Bade (Vancouver, Wash.) and Brian Burrows (Fallbrook, Calif.) will shoot another two rounds tomorrow with their sights set on a shot in the finals. The competition begins tomorrow at 6:30AM MST and finals will be at 12:00PM MST. Please check the ISSF website for complete scores and information.

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