Men's Double Trap National Champion: Jeff Holguin
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 22, 2011)
In the Men’s Double Trap final of the USA Shooting (USAS) National Championships for Shotgun, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) gold and black filled the podium. Sergeant Jeffrey Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.) claimed the national title and gold medal with 289 match targets and 48 targets in the final for a total of 337 out of 350 targets. His USAMU and USAS National Shotgun teammate Staff Sergeant Joshua Richmond (Hillsgrove, Pa.) won the silver medal with 287 match targets. Richmond shot 48 targets in the final for 335 total targets. Sergeant Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) shot 285 match targets and 46 targets in the final for a total of 331 targets. This talented trio will be representing the USA at the next ISSF World Cup in Slovenia in July and then at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Clay Target Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. National Shotgun Coach Bret Erickson said, “The U.S. Army Men’s Double Trap shooters are still on top of their game and dominating the sport. We can’t ask for a better team as we look to win our second quota in Slovenia or Serbia.”
The fourth place finisher was 17-year-old Ian Rupert (Muncy, Pa.) with 277 targets and 46 targets in the final for a total of 323 targets. Private First Class Derek Haldeman (Sunbury, Ohio) shot 273 match targets and 47 targets in the final for 320 total targets to finish in fifth place. Haldeman just graduated from the U.S. Army’s basic training two weeks ago and was assigned to the USAMU. Billy Crawford (Johnstown, Ohio) finished in sixth place with 272 match targets and 45 targets in the final for a total of 317 targets.
In the Junior Men’s Double Trap match, Rupert was the highest scoring shooter with 277 match targets and 48 targets in the final for a total of 325 targets. Haldeman shot for 273 match targets and the highest final of 49 targets to finish with 322 targets and the silver medal. Crawford was the bronze medalist with 272 match targets and 43 targets in the final for a total of 315 targets. Christian Wilkoski (Centerburg, Ohio) shot 264 match targets and 42 targets in the final for 306 total targets and fourth place. Kelcey DePatis (Donovan, Ill.) finished in fifth place with 255 targets with 41 targets in the final for 296 match targets. Trey Hill (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) finished in sixth place with 230 targets and 44 targets in the final for 274 total targets.
Learn more with interviews from the medalists at USA Shooting's Facebook Page. Pictured above: Richmond, Holguin & Eller.
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