NJOSC: Davis and Muegge Top the Podium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 10, 2011)

Connor Davis (Shelbyville, Ky.), a junior at Shelby County High School, is the new Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships gold medalist. Davis (pictured) shot for 2329 points and 99.8 in the final for 2428.8 total points. The silver medalist is Sam Muegge (Boling, Texas), a freshman at Jacksonville State University, who finished with 2422 points (2323+99). Muegge was the gold medalist earlier this week in Men’s 10m Air Rifle. Cody Enders (Dauphin, Pa.) entered the final two points behind Thomas Kyanko (Wallsburg, W.V.) and made up the difference for the bronze medal. Enders shot 2311 qualification points and 96.5 points in the final for a total of 2407.5 points.

In the J2 category, Garrett Rabel (Vernia, Texas) was the gold medalist with a solid lead of 2294 points. Silver medalist Soren Butler (Casselton, N.D.) fired 2284 points. The bronze medalist was Tyler Ricco (Tucson, Ariz.) with 2273 points.

The J3 gold medalist was Jason Spaude (Saginaw, Mich.) with 2241 points. Spaude was also the J3 gold medalist of Men’s 10m Air Rifle. The silver medalist was Braeden Staheli (Spanish Fork, Utah) with 2167 points. Jack Anderson (Franklin, Pa.) brought home the bronze medal with 2155 points.

Men’s 50m Rifle Prone was a nail-biter until the very end. Sam Muegge overtook Alexander Rivera (Kendall Park, N.J.) in the final shot. Muegge, who has reached the podium in all men’s rifle events, claimed the gold medal with 1191 qualification points and 104.2 points in the final for a total of 1295.2 points. Rivera, a senior at South Brunswik High School, finished with 1294.3 total points (1193+101.3). Finally, Brad Driscoll (Hudson, N.H.), a sophomore at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, won the bronze medal with 1289 total points (1188+ 101).

The J2 category winner was Tyler Ricco with 1185 points. The silver medalist was Garrett Spurgeon (Canton, Mo.) with 1179 points. Remington Lyman (Meriden, Conn.) won the bronze with 1179 points.

Braeden Staheli won the gold medal in the J3 cateogry with 1157 points. He was followed by Jason Spaude with 1156 points and Jack Anderson with 1136 points.

With the rifle portion of the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships completed, next week’s competition will be the pistol discipline. Both men and women will shoot from April 13 to 16. They will compete in air and sport pistol events. For complete results thus far, please visit Match Results.

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