47 Team USA Athletes Competing At 2021 ISSF Junior World Championships

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posted on September 28, 2021
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USA Shooting junior athletes will compete in more than 30 events at the 2021 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championships. The match will be held at the Las Palmas Shooting Range in Lima, Peru, from September 28 to October 9.

The 47-person Team USA roster includes Olympic champion Will Shaner and silver medalist Mary Tucker, Tokyo Olympic alternates Katelyn Abeln and Hunter Battig, plus 2021 Junior Olympic National Champions Molly McGhin, Remington Smith, Alishia Fayth Layne, Ben Keller and Carey Garrison. Along with individual standouts, the roster boasts shooters from collegiate rifle powerhouses such as West Virginia University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of Kentucky, Murray State, Ole Miss, Army West Point and Ohio State.

Several team events will debut this week at the 2021 ISSF Junior World Championships. They are listed below:

  • 10m Air Rifle Team Men
  • 10m Air Rifle Team Women
  • 10m Air Pistol Team Men
  • 10m Air Pistol Team Women
  • 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Team Men
  • 25m Pistol Team Women
  • 50m Rifle 3-Position Team Men
  • 50m Rifle 3-Position Team Women
  • Trap Team Men
  • Trap Team Women
  • Skeet Team Men
  • Skeet Team Women


Below are the U.S. athletes competing at the 2021 ISSF Junior World Championships, listed by discipline:

Men’s Skeet
  • Aidin Burns (Ingram, Tex.)
  • Ben Keller (Johnstown, Colo.)
  • Eli Ellis (Kingsport, Tenn.)
  • Luke Priestly (Robstown, Tex.)
  • Jordan Sapp (Gilbert, Ariz.)
  • Josh Grganto (Granite Bay, Calif.)

Women’s Skeet
  • Alishia Fayth Layne (Columbia, Tenn.)
  • Haidyn Stewart (Greensboro, Ga.)
  • Jessi Griffin (Jasper, Ga.)
  • Karsyn Ross (Seguin, Tex.)

Men’s Trap
  • Grayson Davey (Columbus, Ga.)
  • Jack Nelson (Kimberly, Id.)
  • Owen Bin (Kerrville, Tex.)
  • Tristan Schroder (Battle Creek, Mich.)
  • Vincente Mercado (San Antonio, Tex.)
  • Emilio Carvalho (Tranquility, Calif.)

Women’s Trap
  • Bethany High (Camilla, Ga.)
  • Carey Garrison (Crossville, Tenn.)
  • Faith Pendergrass (Pulaski, Tenn.)
  • Ryann Phillips (Gail, Tex.)
  • Sidney Coffin (Spring Branch, Tex.)
  • Sydney Krieger (Cave Creek, Ariz.)

Women’s Rifle
  • Mary Tucker (Sarasota, Fla.) (University of Kentucky)
  • Katie Zaun (Buffalo, N.D.)
  • Molly McGhin (Griffin, Ga.) (West Virginia University)
  • Kristen Derting (Salem, Ore.) (Ole Miss)
  • Natalie Perrin (Coopersville, Mich.) (West Virginia University)
  • Katrina Demerle (Hamilton, Ohio)
  • Rachael Charles (Urbandale, Ia.)
  • Julianna Hays (Maplewood, Minn.)
  • Bremen Butler (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Men’s Rifle
  • Will Shaner (Colorado Springs, Colo.) (University of Kentucky)
  • Rylan Kissell (Lake George, Colo.)(University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
  • Gavin Barnick (Appleton, Wis.)(University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
  • John Blanton (Wingate, Ind.) (Murray State)
  • Kyle Kutz (Darien, Conn.) (Army West Point)
  • Braden Peiser (San Angelo, Tex.)

Women’s Pistol
  • Katelyn Abeln (Douglasville, Ga.) (Ohio State)
  • Suman Sanghera (Great Falls, Va.)
  • Annabell Yi (Diamond Bar, Calif.)
  • Ada Korkhin (Brookline, Mass.)
  • Abbie Leverett (Bainbridge, Ga.)

Men’s Pistol
  • Remington Smith (Ashburn, Ga.)
  • Hunter Battig (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Wesley Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Henry Leverett (Bainbridge, Ga.) (Ohio State)
  • Paul Kang (Los Angeles, Calif.)


For live results and more, visit the ISSF website. Learn more about USA Shooting.


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