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USAS National Championships: Szarenski, Parker and Meyer are Champions!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 4, 2011)

Sergeant First Class Daryl Szarenski (Seale, Ala.) is the new Men’s 10m Air Pistol National Champion. After a two day aggregate total of 1163 match points, Szarenski (pictured) fired 96.9 points in the final to finish with 1259.9 total points. With this win, Szarenski will be competing for the USA at the Pan American Games this October. National teammate Brian Beaman (Selby, S.D.) shot 1159 match points and 99.3 points in the final to finish with the silver medal. The bronze medalist was Specialist Greg Markowski (Columbus, Ga.) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. Markowski fired 1156 match points and 98.6 points in the final for a total of 1254.6 points. Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Will Brown (Twins Falls, Ida.) finished in fourth place with 1158 match points and 96.4 points in the final. Fellow Resident Athlete Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.) shot 1151 match points and the highest final of 103 points for fifth place. John Bickar (Menlo Park, Calif.) shot 1145 match points and 101 points in the final to finish with 1246 points for sixth place. Jason Turner (Rochester, N.Y.) finished in seventh place with 1146 match points and 98.6 points in the final for 1244.6 total points. The eighth place finisher was John Ennis (Fortson, Ga.) fired 1139 match points and 96.5 points in the final for 1235.5 total points.

In Men’s 50m Rifle Prone, Sergeant First Class Jason Parker (Columbus, Ga.) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit was the gold medalist with 1299.5 total points (1195+104.5). The silver medalist and Parker’s USAMU teammate was Sergeant Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wisc.) with 1194 match points and 103.8 points in the final for 1297.8 total points. Continuing the USAMU trend, Sergeant First Class Eric Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) was the bronze medalist with 1194 match points and 103.5 points in the final for 1297.5 points. Uptagrafft was recently nominated to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team for his outstanding prone performances over the past two years. Michael Seery (Oregon, Ohio) finished in fourth place with 1193 match points and 103.9 points in the final for a total of 1296.9 points. Dempster Christenson (Sioux Falls, S.D.) shot 1191 match points and 104 points in the final for 1295 total points and fifth place. Captain Christopher Abalo (Glendora, Calif.) shot 1190 match points and the highest final of 104.9 points to finish with 1294.9 points and edged USAMU teammate Staff Sergeant Shane Barnhart (Phenix City, Ala.) out of sixth place. Barnhart finished in seventh place with 1192 match points and 102.8 points in the final for 1294.8 total points. David Sprecher (Fort Benning, Ga.) finished in eighth place with 1187 points in the match and 51.4 shoot-off points to beat Staff Sergeant George Norton (Columbus, Ga.) for the final slot in the final. Sprecher shot 100.6 points in the final to finish with 1287.6 points overall.

Teresa Meyer (Dearborn, Mich.) was the gold medalist and National Champion in Women’s 10m Air Pistol. Meyer, a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center finished with 753 match points and 94.9 points in the final for 847.9 total points. Petty Officer First Class Sandra Uptagrafft (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished with the silver medal. She shot 747 match points and 96.1 points in the final for 843.1 total points. The bronze medalist was Kylie Gagnon (Bozeman, Mont.) with 744 match points and 98.6 points in the final for 842.6 total points.

Brown was the winner of the Junior Men’s 10m Air Pistol gold medal. He shot 1158 match points and 99.4 points in the final to finish with 1257.4 total points. The silver medalist was Alexander Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Fla.) with 1129 match points and 96.6 points in the final. Grant Adams (Manhattan, Kansas) shot 1123 match points and 93.2 points in the final for 1216.2 total points.

In Junior Men’s 50m Rifle Prone, Ryan Anderson (Great Falls, Va.) is the new Junior National Champion. Headed into the final one-point behind Samuel Muegge (Boling, Texas), Anderson overtook Muegge with the highest final of 103.1 points. He finished with 1288.1 total points. Muegge shot 1186 match points and 100.9 points in the final to finish with the silver medal and 1286.9 total points. The bronze medalist was Tim Sherry (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) with 1274.8 total points (1175+99.8).

In Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol, Gagnon was the top finisher at this year’s competition. With 744 match points and 98.2 points in the final, she claimed the gold medal with 842.2 total points. Alana Townsend (Kalispell, Mont.) was the silver medalist with 829.3 total points (735+94.3). The bronze medalist was Darian Shenk of Annville, Pa., shot 728 match points and 97.1 points in the final for 825.1 total points. In the non-Olympic event of Women’s 50m Rifle Prone, Emily Holsopple (Wilcox, Pa.) of the University of Kentucky won by an impressive four points with 1187 match points. Lieutenant Colonel Kristin Frazer (Columbus, Ga.) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit was the silver medalist with 1183 match points. The bronze medalist was Texas Christian University’s Sarah Beard (Danville, Ind.) with 1181 match points.

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