Ashley Carroll Becomes First U.S. Shooter To Win Women’s World Trap Title Since 1999

by
posted on July 23, 2019
ashleycarroll1.jpg

U.S. trapshooter Ashley Carroll made history earlier this month as the first U.S. shooter to win a world women’s trap title in 20 years.

Carroll, age 24, entered the 2019 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships in Lonato del Garda, Italy, ranked eighth in the world. Armed with the second-best qualification score of 120 shattered targets (out of 125), which led her into the finals, she beat Xiaojing Wang (China) by one target in the final, missing just two of her last 10 targets (42 of 50) while Wang dropped three. Wang earned the silver medal with her runner-up finish for the second consecutive year at the ISSF World Championship.

The last U.S. woman to win a gold medal at this world shooting event was Cindy Gentry two decades ago. For Carroll, her previous best world championship finish was sixth place in 2017. She has been a roll as of late, notably setting a women’s trap world record in Guadalajara, Mexico, last year.

Additionally, this is the first trap medal for Team USA at a world championship (men or women) since Bret Erickson’s bronze medal-winning performance back in 2006.

Lead photo by USA Shooting.


See more: Experts Predict Team USA Topping 2020 Tokyo Olympics Medal Count.

Latest

Hancock 2022 Skeetchamp 2
Hancock 2022 Skeetchamp 2

Vincent Hancock Wins 2022 USA Shooting Men’s Skeet Championship

2022 USA Shooting Shotgun Nationals end with skeet August 1-6 at Hillsdale College

Justine Williams: 7-Division USPSA Women’s National Champion

Justine Williams has secured the USPSA National Ladies title in seven different divisions

Renair’s Revolutionary ClayBot Mobile Target Carriers

The Renair Shotgun Sports ClayBot series sets the standard for remote control mobile target carriers

New: Stevens Shotguns 555 Sporting Model

The new 555 Sporting from Stevens Shotguns has an MSRP under $1,000.

NRA School Shield Grant Program Now Accepting Applications For School Security Projects

The 2022 application period for the NRA School Shield Grant Program is open until Aug. 31

Leonard Thomson Wins NRA National Smallbore Prone Championship

A native of Scotland, Leonard Thomson tops leaderboard at 2022 NRA Smallbore Prone Nationals at Camp Atterbury, Indiana

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.