A Shi Triple To Conclude Pistol Competition at NJOSC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2013)

It wasn’t the landslide victory she enjoyed last year, but National Junior Team member Starlin Shi (Potomac, Md.) still handily defeated her opposition to capture a third straight National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship (NJOSC) in Women’s Sport Pistol and conclude the week-long pistol event in Colorado Springs.

Last year, Shi defeated Taylor Gallegos (Prosper, Texas) by 28.3 points, but this year it was 12.3 point victory over Cindy Chung (Diamond Bar, Calif.).  Chung was the fourth-place finisher a year ago but showed a 13.2 point improvement to finish second overall after shooting the highest final of all eight participants.

The Women’s Sport Pistol final featured six of the eight finalists from the Women’s Air Pistol event with Shi and Erin Coscia (Zionsville, Ind.) finding their way into Saturday’s finals.  Gallegos would earn the bronze medal.  Women’s Air Pistol gold medalist Alana Townsend (Kalispell, Mont.) would finish eighth while air pistol runner-up Lydia Paterson (Kansas City, Kan.)placed fifth.

Women’s Rifle competition begins Tuesday (April 9) in Colorado Springs as the 17-day NJOSC competition moves on to its second of three weeks.

 Women’s Rifle (April 9-12)

  • April 9-10 – Air
  • April 11-12 – Smallbore (.22 caliber)

Men’s Rifle (April 15-19)

  • April 15-16 – Air
  • April 17-19 – Smallbore (.22 caliber)

More information can also be found on the USA Shooting website by clicking on the ‘National Junior Olympic Program’ link located under the ‘Events’ tab. Follow along also using the Twitter Hashtag #NJOSC or via the USA Shooting’s Facebook page.  For scores, please visit USA Shooting’s match results page following each competition.

Women’s 25m Sport Pistol NJOSC Finalists

Name (Hometown)                                      Finals           Overall

  1. Starlin Shi (Potomac, Md.)                              192.7                     754.7
  2. Cindy Chung (Diamond Bar, Calif.)            194.4                     742.4
  3. Taylor Gallegos (Prosper, Texas)                 189.2                     733.2
  4. Alexis Lagan (Boulder City, Nev.)                190.4                     729.4
  5. Lydia Paterson (Kansas City, Kan.)             182.5                     728.5
  6. Darian Shenk (Anneville, Pa.)                        175.0                     721.0
  7. Erin Coscia (Zionsville, Ind.)                           177.0                     712.0
  8. Alana Townsend (Kalispell, Mont.)            172.8                     711.8
Categories: Press Releases, 2013 National Junior Olympic Championships