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The USA Shooting .22 Spring Selection Match

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 10, 2011)

USA Shooting is pleased to announce the selection of the following athletes to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup USA and World Cup Munich teams. Shooters recently participated in the USA Shooting Smallbore Spring Selection match where the top three finishers were named to the final two 2011 World Cup teams. The results of the match are based on the aggregate three day match score and the top two finals. In Men’s 50m Rifle Prone, Sergeant First Class Eric Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala., pictured) won the gold medal with 2002.5 total points (1793+209.5). His U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit teammate Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wisc.) finished with the silver medal and 2001 points (1793+208). Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) was the bronze medalist with 1996.7 points (1788+208.7). As a result of their performances, all three will remain in Fort Benning, Ga., to compete in the World Cup USA next week.

In Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position, Amanda Furrer (Spokane, Wash.) stole the show with an outstanding performance of 1944.8 total points (1744+200.8). The silver medalist was fellow collegiate shooter Sarah Beard (Danville, Ind.) with 1943.4 total points (1745+198.4). The bronze medalist was Jamie Beyerle with 1741 qualification points and 199.8 points in her top two finals for 1940.8 total points.

Sergeant Joe Hein (Mason, Mich.) dominated on his home range with 3727.9 total points. Hein shot 3531 qualification points and 196.9 points in his top two finals. The silver medalist was Sergeant First Class Jason Parker (Columbus, Ga.) with 3711.2 total points (3513+198.2). The bronze medalist was First Lieutenant Christopher Abalo (Glendora, Calif.) of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program with 3678.8 total points (3484+194.8). Emmons had already qualified for this spot with his performance at the 2010 World Shooting Championships, so only two spots were available in Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position. Hein and Parker will join Emmons at the last two ISSF World Cups in Fort Benning, Ga., and then Munich, Germany.

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