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NJOSC: Brown and Cammack Win Air Pistol Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 14, 2011)

The final week of the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships featured high scores and intense drama in Men’s and Women’s 10m Air Pistol. Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete, Will Brown (Twins Falls, Idaho), left little room for error. Brown shot for 1149 qualification points and sealed the deal with 100.4 points in the final for a total of 1249.4 points. In his first NJOSC appearance, Marshall Matters (Rapid City, S.D.) won the silver medal with 1110 qualification points and 96.4 points in the final to finish with 1206.4 points. Matters was also named to the National Junior Pistol Team. The bronze medalist was Grant Adams of Manhattan, Kan., with an even 1200 total points (1109+91.0).

In the J2 Category, the gold medalist was Alexander Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Fla.) with 1098 points. Chichkov also shot in the final and finished fourth overall with 95.2 points in the final and 1193.2 total points. The silver medalist was Calvin Li of Great Falls, Va., with 1078 points. Finally, the bronze medalist was Wyatt Brown (Twins Falls, Idaho) with 1076 points.

In the J3 Category, Thomas Alm of Flower Mound, Texas, brought home the gold medal with 997 points. He was followed by silver medalist Nathan Geer (Florissant, Colo.) with 971 points and Andy Choi (Cerritos, Calif.) with 811 points.

The Women’s 10m Air Pistol final brought intense competition between Shelby Cammack (Sturgis, S.D.) and Kylie Gagnon (Bozeman, Mont.). Gagnon entered the final with a six point lead, but Cammack shot an outstanding 96.7 points in the final to tie Gagnon with 827.7 points. With a sudden-death shoot-off, Cammack (pictured) clenched the victory with a 9.6 point shot to Gagnon’s 8.2 point shot. Gagnon finished with the silver medal and 827.7+8.2 points. Cammack was awarded a USA Shooting Team jacket and named to the National Junior Team. Taylor Gallegos (Prosper, Texas) finished with 822.5 (730+92.5) points for the bronze medal.

In the J2 Category, Alana Townsend of Kalispell, Mont., won the gold medal with 728 points. Townsend also competed in the final and finished fourth overall with 94.4 points in the final and 822.4 total points. The silver medalist was Darian Shenk (Annville, Pa.) who finished fifth in the open final with 728 qualification points and 93 points in the final to finish with 821 total points. The J2 bronze medalist was Jennifer Choi (Rancho P.V., Calif.) with 713 points. Choi, who has been shooting for less than a year, finished seventh overall with 89.9 points in the final and 802.2 total points.

Kathryn Kananen (Florissant, Colo.) won the J3 category with 708 points. Kananen finished eighth overall with 94.8 points in the final for 802.8 total points. The silver medalist was Isabel Macaulay (Concord, Mass.) with 685 points. Hannah Szarenski (Seale, Ala.) brought home the bronze medal with 624 points.

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