Report From USA Shooting - Fort Carson - Colorado Springs, CO:
Thank you Scott!
Can you believe that 2014 is winding down already? Since joining the staff to lead our resource development efforts in July I’ve been busy meeting the athletes, volunteers, and supporters who make up the USA Shooting “family.” The months have sped by, and now here we are reflecting on everything that’s been accomplished this year thanks to the support of wonderful friends like you.
USA Shooting Team athletes have won: • 5 Olympic Quotas • 2 Paralympic Quotas • 4 Individual World Champion titles (2 Open, 2 Junior) • 13 World Cup Medals in Shotgun, perhaps the most in USA Shooting history
USA Shooting has: • Hosted three World Cups (Rifle/Pistol at Ft. Benning; Shotgun at Tucson; Paralympic at Ft. Benning) • Renewed our relationship with Winchester Ammunition through 2017 • Opened the David F. Ridenour Finals Range at the Olympic Shooting Center
And on the individual front: • Jake Wallace shot the first perfect 125 in international competition since Lance Bade in 1998, equaling the world record. • Brandy Drozd became just the second Shooting athlete to win Athlete Of The Month honors from the U.S. Olympic Committee. • Our Junior Women’s Skeet team not only won the Team World Champion title, but also set a new World Record. • Nick Mowrer, a 2012 Olympian in Pistol, not only competed in a Rifle World Cup event but earned a bronze medal at that event, and was the first U.S. athlete to ever compete in two disciplines at a World Cup.
Whether you donated money, volunteered at an event, competed on the line yourself, or cheered for one of our incredible athletes—THANK YOU. It’s truly humbling how generous our supporters can be. You are part of our success and you are appreciated.
In gratitude, Rob Weekes, Chief Marketing Officer