Winchester Athlete of the Month: Jaiden Grinnell

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 8, 2011)

At 19 years old, Jaiden Grinnell (Port Angeles, Wash.) seems too young to be dubbed a seasoned professional, yet nearly earned the title with a solid showing at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Concepcion, Chile. Just seven months after winning the World Championship Junior Women’s Skeet bronze medal, Grinnell made her 2011 World Cup debut with a bronze medal in open Women’s Skeet. Rather than a walk in the park, the competition was laden with nerves and edgy moments. Tied with five other shooters headed into the final at 72 targets, Grinnell was not giving up. In the final, she dropped the first of the pair on station one, yet finished with 24 targets. Once again tied with four other shooters, Grinnell entered a shoot-off for the silver and bronze medals. In an unusually long sequence, Grinnell shot 21 targets for the bronze medal. Adding to the sweet celebration, this hardware was Grinnell’s first ISSF World Cup medal. With a world-class score and unwavering nerves in the final, Grinnell earns the title of Winchester Athlete of the Month for April. USA Shooting would like to congratulate Grinnell on her first ISSF World Cup medal and wish her many more.

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