U.S. Shooters Competing at ISSF World Cup in Munich

U.S. Shooters Competing at ISSF World Cup in Munich

International Shooting Sport Federation
International Shooting Sport Federation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Approximately 1,100 Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun shooters from around the world will be competing at the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany May 14-20. The U.S. has already claimed six medals so far in the 2009 ISSF World Cup Series and is looking to improve their medal tally inMunich.

Five out of the six 2008 USA Shooting Olympic Medalists including Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) – gold, Men’s Double Trap; Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) – gold, Men’s Skeet; Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) – silver, Men’s 50m Prone Rifle; Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) – silver, Women’s Skeet; Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) – bronze, Women’s Trap will be competing for spots on the medal podium in Munich.

Keith Sanderson (San Antonio, Texas), a 2008 Olympian, will be looking to capture his third ISSF World Cup medal in 2009 in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. He won the silver in Changwon, Korea in April and also captured the gold in at the Beijing, China World Cup one week later. Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) won the bronze medal in Beijing in Men’s 50m Prone Rifle and will be shooting for his second World Cup medal.

The World Cup is being held at the 1972 Olympic Shooting Range in Munich, which has recently been renewed to host this event, with a brand new five-range shotgun venue reconstructed next to the 1972 Games rifle and pistol halls. The shooters will compete in all the 15 ISSF Olympic shooting events.

This world-level competition is a unique chance to test the renewed shooting venue, where the ISSF World Shooting Championships will take place in 2010.

Competition will kick off on Thursday with the Women’s Trap event. For a complete schedule of events for the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich, as well as updated news and results throughout the event, please visit ISSF’s website at www.issf-sports.org.

The following U.S. Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun shooters competing in Munich include:

Rifle – Women
Jamie Beyerle (Lebanon, Pa.) – air, 3 position
Abigail Fong (New York, N.Y.) – 3 position
Amanda Furrer (Spokane, Wash.) – 3 position
Meghann Morrill (Verdi, Nev.) – air
Amy Sowash (Richmond, Ky.) – air

Rifle – Men
Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) – air, 3 position, prone
Hank Gray (Belgrade, Mont.) – 3 position
Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) – prone
Jason Parker (Omaha, Neb.) – 3 position, prone
Matt Rawlings (Wharton, Texas) – air
Matthew Wallace (Fairbanks, Alaska) – air

Pistol – Men
Brad Balsley (Uniontown, Pa.) – rapid fire
Brian Beaman (Selby, S.D.) – air, free
Nick Budnella (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – air
Thomas Rose (Central Point, Ore.) – air, free
Keith Sanderson (San Antonio, Texas) – rapid fire
John Zurek (Chandler, Ariz.) – free

Pistol – Women
Brenda Shinn (Riverside, Calif.) – air, sport

Shotgun – Men
Lance Bade (Vancouver, Wash.) – trap
Shawn Dulohery (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) – skeet
Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) – double trap
Dominic Grazioli (San Antonio, Texas) – trap
Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) – skeet
Jeff Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.) – double trap
Josh Richmond (Hillsgrove, Pa.) – double trap
Frank Thompson (Alliance, Neb.) – skeet
Matt Wallace (Stanton, Tenn.) – trap

Shotgun – Women
Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) – trap
Theresa DeWitt (Cincinnati, Ohio) – trap
Haley Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa) – skeet
Jaiden Grinnell (Port Angeles, Wash.) – skeet
Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) – skeet
Susan Sledge (El Cajon, Calif.) – trap

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