Josh Richmond Claims Double Trap Championship At 2009 Shotgun National Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Men’s Double Trap final was the first final held at the 2009 USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun Monday, with Josh Richmond earning the National Title.
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) member Richmond (Hillsgrove, Pa.), who is the 2009 Munich World Cup gold medalist and San Marino World Cup bronze medalist, won the title in an exciting three-way shoot-off with his USAMU teammate Jeff Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.), a 2008 Olympian, and Billy Crawford (Johnstown, Ohio). The three shooters were tied at 341 out of 350 targets after the final and in the shoot-off, Crawford missed the second target on his second pair, taking third place overall. Richmond and Holguin battled it out until the 15th pair whenHolguin missed his first target, ending in second place with a total of 29 hits in the shoot-off, while Richmond hit 30 targets to take the top spot.
USAMU member and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) took fourth place with 336 targets, while Derek Haldeman (Sunbury, Ohio) finished fifth with 330 targets and 2000 Olympian and USAMU member Bill Keever (Rutherfordton, N.C.) claimed sixth place with 324 targets.
Crawford claimed the top spot for the juniors with 337 total targets. Haldeman took second place with 327 targets, while Ian Rupert (Muncy, Pa.) grabbed third place with 300 hits. Abel Spire (Cushing, Okla.) finished fourth with 283 hits, while Lindenwood University’s Kyle Umgelder and Kelcey DePatis (Donovan, Ill.) took the fifth and sixth spots with 269 and 261 targets respectively.
The 2009 National Championships for Shotgun continue tomorrow at Ft. Carson’s International Shooting Park with the Men’s and Women’s Skeet finals. The Men’s and Women’s Trap competition begins on Thursday, July 16 and the finals will be held on Saturday, July 18.
Complete Shotgun National Championship results can be found at the end of the match each day by visiting www.usashooting.org.
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