NJOSC: Men's and Women's Sport Pistol

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 16, 2011)

The National Junior Olympic Championships (NJOSC) wrapped up this weekend with the Junior Men’s and Women’s Sport Pistol competition. Joseph Totts (Randolph, Ohio) won the gold medal with a terrific performance of 755.3 total points. Totts, a freshman at Ohio State University, scored 560 match points and the highest final of 195.3 points. The silver medalist was Marshall Matters of Rapid City, S.D. Matters, who fired 749 total points (558+191.0). Alexander Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Fla.), son of the Assistant National Pistol Coach Vladimir Chichkov, brought home the bronze medal with a total of 746.3 points (557+189.3). Medalists are pictured L to R: Matters, Totts and Chichkov.

The J2 Category gold medalist was Calvin Li (Great Falls, Va.) with 526 match points. The silver medal was won by Kevin Chen (Belmont, Ma.) with 518 points and the bronze medalist was Grant Johnson of Bemidji, Minn., with 503 points. The high J3 competitor of the match was Andy Choi (Cerritos, Calif.) with 478 points.

In Women’s Sport Pistol, Starlin Shi (Potomac, Md.) brought home top honors with 551 qualification points. With the highest final of 194.5 points, Shi finished with 745.5 total points. The silver medalist was Kimberly Hullings (Matawan, N.J.) with 738.6 total points (545 qualification and 193.6 final). Both Shi and Hullings have been named to the National Junior Team for their outstanding performances. Shelby Cammack, the NJOSC Women’s 10m Air Pistol champion, won the bronze medal today with 721 total points (541+180.0).

The high J2 of the match was Taylor Gallegos (Prosper, Texas) with 506 match points. Gallegos finished sixth overall with 197 points in the final to finish with 703 total points. Ashley Kim (Roland Heights, Calif.) won the J2 silver medal with 490 match points. Kim also finished seventh overall with 170.3 points in the final for 660.3 points. The bronze medalist was Emily Ann Lane of Annapolis, Md., with 484 match points. Lane finished eighth overall with 176.2 points in the final and 660.2 total points.

Finally, the high J3 was Kathryn Kananen (Florissant, Colo.) with 528 match points. Kananen shot 189.6 points in the final for 717.6 total points to finish fourth overall. USA Shooting would like to thank its volunteers for helping make the 2011 NJOSC a very successful and enjoyable event. Congratulations to all our competitors and thank you for a fun match.