USAS Announces 2011 Pan American Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 11, 2011)
Meet the men and women that will be representing the USA in Guadalajara, Mexico, from October 14 to 23 for the 2011 Pan American Games (also called Pan Am Games). The event features competition between athletes from the nations of the Americas. The Pan Am Games are held once every four years in the year prior to the Summer Olympic Games. They also hold importance because it is the last opportunity for countries to win 2012 Olympic participation quotas. USA Shooting is sending a team of talented rifle, pistol and shotgun athletes to participate on behalf of the red, white and blue. Athletes that finished with a gold medal at the recent USAS National Championships earned a spot on the team. The remaining athletes were chosen by a Pan Am Selection Committee.
The Pistol Team: Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.), Sergeant First Class Daryl Szarenski (Seale, Ala.), Will Brown (Twins Falls, Idaho), Emil Milev (Tampa, Fla.), Teresa Meyer (Dearborn, Mich.) and Petty Officer First Class Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.).
The Rifle Team: Corporal Matt Rawlings (Wharton, Texas), Jonathan Hall (Carrollton, Ga.), Sergeant First Class Jason Parker (Columbus, Ga.), Matt Wallace (Fairbanks, Alaska), Staff Sergeant Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wisc.), Meghann K. Morrill (Boerne, Texas), Emily Caruso (Fairfield, Conn.) and Sarah Beard (Danville, Ind.).
The Shotgun Team: Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.), Sergeant Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.), Frank Thompson (Alliance, Neb.), Matt Gossett (Springville, Ala.), Kayle Browning (Wooster, Ark.), Miranda Wilder (Diana, Texas), Sergeant Jeffrey Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Sergeant Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) and Jake Turner (Richland, Wash.).