USAS .22 Pistol Spring Selection Results

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2011)


The USA Shooting .22 Pistol Spring Selection match wrapped up this weekend with a solid turnout of competitors. Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.) had an excellent match, winning the Men’s 50m Free Pistol event. Mowrer shot for an aggregate match total of 1650 points and 1838.2 points with two finals included. This match was especially important for Mowrer because a win earned him the opportunity to compete in two International Shooting Sport (ISSF) World Cups. The top two athletes in each event were allotted participation in ISSF World Cup competition. Mowrer will be attending ISSF World Cups USA and Munich. The silver medalist in Men’s 50m Free Pistol, Brian Beaman (Selby, S.D.), shot for an aggregate match total of 1639 points (1832 points with two finals included). Beaman will be competing in the upcoming Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

In Women’s Sport Pistol, Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Teresa Meyer (Dearborn, Mich.) was awarded three ISSF World Cups—Sydney, USA and Munich—after her gold medal performance. Meyer fired an aggregate match score of 1702 points. With the addition of her top two finals, Meyer shot for 2105.4 total points. Brenda Silva (Riverside, Calif.) finished with the silver medal at 1703 aggregate match points and 2093.7 points with two finals added.

The most challenging event of the match was Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol as the ISSF made significant changes to the finals format of the event. National Pistol Coach Sergey Luzov said, “The new Rapid Fire format was a challenge, but still, the best athletes were on top regardless of the obstacles.” The gold medalist was Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) with 1787 total points. Sanderson will be competing in Sydney, Changwon and USA World Cups. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Sergeant Brad Balsley (Uniontown, Pa.) won the silver medal with 1775 total points. The bronze medalist, Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Fla.) was just four points behind at 1771 total points. Milev will be traveling to both Sydney and Changwon.

In addition to the selection process, there are additional World Cup entries left to the coach’s discretion per the United States Olympic Committee Selection Process. The USA Shooting Team looks to earn its 2012 Olympic quotas throughout this year’s ISSF World Cups. USA Shooting would like to congratulate the participants of the .22 Spring Selection match.

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