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2011 NJOSC: Men's Double Trap and Skeet Finals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 4, 2011)

The 2011 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships for Shotgun concluded today with competition in Men’s Double Trap and Men’s and Women’s Skeet. The new Men’s Double Trap Champion is Billy Crawford (Johnstown, Ohio). Crawford shot 140 match targets and 47 targets in the final for the uncontested 187 target win. The silver medalist was Ian Rupert (Muncy, Pa.) with 135 match targets and 45 targets in the final for 180 total targets. The bronze medalist was Garrett Walters (Burr Oak, Mich.) with 124 match targets and 44 targets in the final for 168 total targets. The high J2 of the match was Jordan Hintz (Burlington, Wisc.) with 128 targets. The J2 silver medalist was Jake Fritcher (Driftwood, Texas) with 122 match targets. Will Hinton of Dacula, Ga., finished in third place with 118 targets. The high J3 finisher was Hank Garvey (Newburyport, Mass.) with 113 targets. The silver medalist was Robert Smith (Clarksville, Tenn.) with 108 targets. The bronze medalist was Matthew Knepper (Tucson, Ariz.) with 103 targets. It should be noted that the participation numbers doubled from the previous year, which certainly bodes well for the future of Men’s Double Trap.

The Women’s Skeet athletes didn’t disappoint. Brandy Drozd (Bryan, Texas) and Jaiden Grinnell (Port Angeles, Wash.) put on a show with a shoot-off for the gold medal. Drozd entered the final with 111 targets and hit a solid 23 targets in the final. Grinnell shot 112 match targets and 22 targets in the final to tie Drozd at 134 total targets. In a five-target shoot-off, Drozd won the gold medal and Grinnell finished with the silver medal. The bronze medalist was Morgan Craft (Hughesville, Texas) with 110 match targets and 23 targets in the final for a total of 133 targets. The high J2 shooter of the match was Hannah Houston (Columbia, Tenn.) with 95 targets. The silver medalist was Emily Cates (Centennial, Colo.) with 95 targets. The bronze medalist was Katie Lackey (Denver, Colo.) with 91 match targets. The high J3 finisher was Sydney Carson (North Liberty, Ind.) with 88 targets.

The Men’s Skeet match was also a battle after the final. TJ Bayer (College Station, Texas) shot 124 match targets and 22 targets in the final to tie Dustin Perry (Crockett, Texas) at 146 targets. Perry shot 121 match targets and a perfect final of 25 straight targets. In a four-target shoot-off, Bayer won the gold medal and Perry the silver medal. The bronze medalist was Kyle Johnson (Phoenix, Ariz.) with 120 match points and 24 targets in the final for a total of 144 targets. The high J2 of the competition was Coulter Dewitt (Bryan, Texas) with 118 targets. The silver medalist was Phillip Jungman (Caldwell, Texas) with 117 targets. Finishing just one target behind and winning the bronze medal was Luis Gloria of Tucson, Ariz., with 116 targets. The high J3 shooter was Baylor Brooks (Stephenville, Texas) with 100 match targets. The silver medalist was Adam McBee (Brady, Texas) with 99 targets. Logan Keldsen (Walkerton, Ind.) shot 97 targets for the bronze medal.

Categories: 2011 NJOSC for Shotgun
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