ISSF World Cup Chile: Grinnell for Bronze

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2011)

In dramatic fashion at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Concepcion, Chile, the USA’s Jaiden Grinnell (Port Angeles, Wash.) won the bronze medal. Tied with five other shooters headed into the final at 72 targets, both Grinnell and Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) knew the importance of every target. Grinnell dropped the first of the pair on station one and Rhode dropped the second low house target on station six. Grinnell and Rhode finished the finals with 24 targets a piece and 96 total targets. Once again tied with four other shooters, the Americans entered a shoot-off for the silver and bronze medals. In an unusually long sequence, Rhode lasted 15 targets, while Grinnell shot 21 targets for the bronze medal. China’s Ning Wei claimed the silver medal with 22 targets in the shoot-out. National Coach Bret Erickson said, “Fantastic job by Grinnell for her first ISSF World Cup medal. Nearly 11 pairs in the miss-out was impressive work.” Rhode finished fifth overall and National Shotgun Team member Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, La.) finished thirteenth with 70 total targets. For all results, please visit the ISSF Website.

The competition continues March 5 with the USA’s Women’s Trap athletes: Corey Cogdell (Eagle River Alaska), Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) and Caitlin Weinheimer (Kerrville, Texas). Shooting begins at 6:30AM MST and the finals are scheduled to start at 12:00PM MST.

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