Wietfeldt, Heiden Win Trap Championships at 2009 Shotgun Junior Olympic Championships

Wietfeldt, Heiden Win Trap Championships at 2009 Shotgun Junior Olympic Championships

USA Shooting
USA Shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2009 Shotgun National Junior Olympics came to a close on August 1 with Collin Wietfeldt (Hemlock, Mich.) and Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) earning titles in the Trap event.

Wietfeldt shot 121 out of 125 targets in the match and shot 23 targets in the final to finish in first place with 144 total hits. Jake Turner (Richland, Wash.), who recently won the junior event at the 2009 USA Shooting Shotgun National Championships and came in second in the open category, finished in second place with a total of 142 targets at the JOs. Kevin Bockerstett (St. Charles, Mo.) finished right behind Turner in the third spot with 141 hits. Weitfeldt also won the High Male Overall SCTP honor.

Heiden, who is the bronze medalist from the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Cairo, won first place for the women easily by nine targets. Heiden shot a match score of 116, a final of 22 for a total of 138 targets. Janessa Beaman (Elbert, Colo.) and Ashley Carroll (Solvang, Calif.) were tied with 129 targets at the end of the final and Beaman earned second place in a shoot-off hitting two targets to Carroll’s one target. Carroll finished in third place and also earned the SCTP’s High Female Overall award.

Other top finishers in the Trap event include:

Junior Men

  • J2 First Place – Matthew Gossett, 118
  • J2 Second Place – Dustin Anderson, 117
  • J2 Third Place –Garrett Walters, 116
  • J3 First Place – Austin Odom, 114
  • J3 Second Place – Roy Chavalitlekha, 100
  • J3 Third Place – Daniel Mahaney, 98

Junior Women

  • J2 First Place – Brandi Hobbs, 107
  • J2 Second Place – Miranda Wilder, 104
  • J2 Third Place – Rickelle Pimental, 101
  • J3 First Place – Jeni Clark, 99
  • J3 Second Place – Holly Hodge, 93

Approximately 200 junior shooters participated in the International Skeet, Double Trap and Trap events at the 2009 Shotgun JOs. Juniors qualified for the event by winning their State Junior Olympic Championships, or by shooting a qualifying score.

Complete results from the 2009 Shotgun National Junior Olympic Championships can be found at www.usashooting.org

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