Shooter Rachael Heiden – USA Shooting’s Athlete of the Month

Shooter Rachael Heiden – USA Shooting's Athlete of the Month
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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO –-(Ammoland.com)- Rachael Heiden is one of the most talented female trap shooters in the USA.

National Coach Bret Erickson was singing her praises as he said, “I'm proud of the hard work she puts in her training, it is reflective of her success on the line. She has vaulted herself into a position to be a top contender for the 2012 games [for Women's Trap].”

In July, Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) not only won the title of National Champion in Women's Trap, but one week later also asserted her dominance on the Junior field as well. Heiden nailed 253 targets in USA Shooting's National Championships, leading the competition by three targets. In the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, Heiden's steady aim created a five target gap; she finished with 136 total targets.

Shooter Rachael Heiden
Shooter Rachael Heiden - USA Shooting's Athlete of the Month

Moreover, a few days ago, Heiden's strong shooting helped the Junior Women's Trap team to a team gold medal. In individual competition, Heiden crushed China's Zhu Jingyu with just one target in a shoot-off for the bronze medal.

Not only is this talented athlete an outstanding shooter, but Heiden is also involved in the shooting community. At this year's National Rifle Association (NRA) Show, she served as an “NRA Ambassador,” helping to promote shooting sports to youth across America.

For a shooter that moved from Michigan to Texas to take advantage of daily training, Heiden certainly has the hardware to show for the sacrifices she has made on her path to success. Her commitment to furthering the sport of shooting via youth education and outstanding performance on the field make Rachael Heiden the clear choice for USA Shooting's Athlete of the Month. Congratulations Rachael!

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