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USA Shooting Announces Cancellation of Shotgun National Championships and Shotgun Junior Olympic Championships

Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA Shooting Announces Cancellation of Shotgun National Championships and Shotgun Junior Olympic Championships 

Colorado Springs ColoradoUSA Shooting announces the decision to cancel Shotgun Nationals and Junior Olympic Competitions for the year 2020 

The decision comes from the inability for all athletes to have access to training in preparation for the competition combined with rising COVID-19 trends throughout the country. 

USAS strives for the highest standard of promoting a fair-play environment. These competitions serve as the National Team and National Junior Team selection, and those selected could represent the United States Shooting Team at future international competitions. USAS strongly believes that given the current COVID-19 landscape, this would not be a fair-play environment to host these matches 

This decision’s timing arrives within the promised 60-day “go” or “no-go” notice of protected competitions outlined in the USAS Return to Play Statement published in June. USA Shooting will continue to honor that notice with all future protected events. All updates will be sent to our members and athletes and be posteon social media platforms 

More information about 2021 USA Shooting Shotgun Competitions will be communicated as the ISSF releases their 2021 calendar and any other relevant information.  

USA Shooting is continuing to sanction state and local events. USA Shooting recommends clubs follow specific guidelines from their individual state’s governor and the CDC. 

Smallbore Rifle Olympic Trials Part 2 dates and locations are still under review. More information will be communicated before the 60-day “go” or “no-go” date within the next three weeks.  

USA Shooting will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and any developments. USA Shooting is committed to updating our community on any evaluations at least every 30 days or more frequently if needed.  

Thank you to our community for your continued patience and unwavering support. We look forward to a time when we casafely practice and compete together in our great sport of shooting.  

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