Trap Shooters Selected to 2010 World Championship Team

Trap Shooters Selected to 2010 World Championship Team

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –-( Following the trap portion of the 2009 Shotgun Fall Selection Match, 12 trap shooters were selected to represent the U.S. at the 2010 World Championships in Munich, Germany.

The top three finishers from a combination of the match scores from the 2009 USA Shooting National Championships as well as the match and final scores from the 2009 Fall Selection will make up the 2010 World Team.

Representing the U.S. next summer in Munich in the Men’s Trap event will be 2008 Olympian Dominic Grazioli (San Antonio, Texas), who lead the way with 501 total targets. Olympic Training Center (OTC) Resident Athletes Jacob Turner (Richland, Wash.) and John Mullins (Bremerton, Wash.) will make up the second and third spots on the trap team after finishing with 500 and 497 targets respectively.

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) member and 1996 Olympian Theresa DeWitt (Cincinnati, Ohio) fired 468 targets to finish first for the women, while 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) took second place with 463 hits. Susan Sledge (El Cajon, Calif.) rounds out the women’s team after finishing in third place with 462 targets.

In the Junior Men’s Trap competition, Jake Wallace (Castaic, Calif.) grabbed a spot on the 2010 World Championship team by finishing in first place with 487 targets. Morgan Harbison (Farmersville, Texas) took the second spot with 481 targets and Matthew Gossett (Springville, Ala.) finished third with 479 hits.

For the Junior Women, OTC Resident Athlete Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) will represent the U.S. in Munich next year after finishing in first place with 464 targets. Miranda Wilder (Diana, Texas) grabbed the second spot with 460 targets and Ashley Carroll (Solvang, Calif.) earned third place after firing 455 total targets.

The 2009 Shotgun Fall Selection Match is taking place at Hill Country Shooting Sports Center in Kerrville, Texas and will continue September 17-20 with the Skeet and Double Trap events. This is the second of two matches held to select the team for the 2010 World Championships in Munich Germany and is also the first “entry gate” in the 2012 Olympic Selection Process.

The top three athletes in each event will participate in up to three World Cup competitions in 2010, where they can earn points based on their final standing in those events. Athletes who accumulate 45 or more points in 2010 and 2011 may be nominated to the 2012 Olympic Team, depending on the number of Olympic participation slots available in each event.

For complete results from the Fall Selection Match, please visit

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