2024 CAT Games: U.S. Rifle, Pistol Athletes Earn 16 Medals

USA Shooting had a medal bonanza at the 2024 Championship of the Americas, with athletes returning to the U.S. with 16 total medals. The competition was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Mar. 31 to Apr. 8.

at USA Shooting posted on April 18, 2024
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Team USA’s Ali Weisz (left) and Sagen Maddalena (center) on the Women’s 10m Air Rifle podium with their silver and gold medals at the 2024 CAT Games, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar. 31-Apr. 8. In total, USA Shooting athletes earned 16 medals at the competition.
Photo courtesy ISSF/CAT Games

USA Shooting athletes secured 16 medals at the 2024 Championship of the Americas (CAT) Games held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 31 to April 8.

The U.S. was one of the 21 countries competing for a chance to raise our flag over the podium. More than 170 athletes participated in the annual rifle and pistol competition. In addition, many Paris 2024 Olympic qualified athletes competed and earned medals for the U.S. at the CAT Games.

Nick Mowrer, a two-time Olympian, earned the first medal for the U.S. with a silver in Men’s 10m Air Pistol. Mowrer made his way into the final after shooting a qualification score of 572. Teammate Jay Shi also shot a qualification score of 572 and competed in the final alongside Mowrer. Mowrer—a soldier in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete program—triumphed over Tugrul Ozer of Canada to capture the silver medal.

Women’s air pistol athletes continued America’s success on the firing line by earning two more spots on the podium. Paris 2024 Olympic qualified athletes Katelyn Abeln and Lexi Lagan earned silver and bronze medals, respectively. The latter qualified for the final by shooting a score of 576, while Abeln qualified with a score of 571. Lagan qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Women’s Air Pistol and Abeln qualified for both Women’s Air and Sport Pistol in January.

Abeln also helped the Women’s 25m Sport Pistol Team win the gold medal with teammates Ada Korkhin and Lisa Emmert-Traciak.

Sagen Maddalena, also Paris qualified, earned the U.S. another CAT Games medal by securing gold in Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle. Maddalena, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, clinched the gold medal by defeating Andrea Palafox of Mexico, who finished second.

Maddalena tripled her gold medal count by also placing first in both Women’s 10m Air Rifle and 50m Rifle Prone. She then earned a silver medal with teammate Ivan Roe in Mixed Team Air Rifle. Maddalena will be competing at the Paris Olympics this summer in both Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle.

Roe, another Paris qualified athlete, took home more than just the Mixed Team Air Rifle silver medal. He topped the leaderboard in Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle, winning gold by outshooting Tye Ikeda of Canada, who had to settle for second place. Roe, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, went on to earn a total of six medals at the 2024 CAT Games. The Manhattan, Montana, native will be competing in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Mixed Team Air Rifle and Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle events at the Olympics in Paris this summer.

Tim Sherry, a staff sergeant in the in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, shared the podium with Roe and Braden Peiser when the trio earned gold in Men’s 50m Smalbore Team. Sherry, of Evergreen, Colorado, found himself back on the podium several times during the competition, earning a total of four medals at the 2024 CAT Games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Ali Weisz and 2023 Pan American Games medalist Rylan Kissell also contributed to the overall U.S. medal count. The duo earned gold in Mixed Team Air Rifle, Weisz took home silver in Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Kissell joined Sherry and Roe on the top of the podium for gold in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team.

See all U.S. medal results of the 2024 Rifle/Pistol CAT Games below.

  1. Nick Mowrer: silver, Men’s air Pistol
  2. Katelyn Abeln: silver, Women’s Air Pistol
  3. Lexi Lagan: bronze, Women’s Air Pistol
  4. Sagen Maddalena: gold, Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle
  5. Ivan Roe: gold, Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle
  6. Ivan Roe, Tim Sherry and Braden Peiser: Gold, Men’s 50m Smallbore Team
  7. Katelyn Abeln, Ada Korkhin and Lisa Emmert-Traciak: gold, Women’s 25m Sport Pistol
  8. Sagen Maddalena: gold, Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  9. Ali Weisz: silver, Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  10. Tim Sherry, Rylan Kissell and Ivan Roe: gold, Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team
  11. Tim Sherry: bronze, Men’s 10m Air Rifle 
  12. Rylan Kissell and Ali Weisz: gold, Mixed Team Air Rifle
  13. Sagen Maddalena and Ivan Roe: silver, Mixed Team Air Rifle 
  14. Sagen Maddalena: gold, 50m Rifle Prone 
  15. Ivan Roe: bronze, 50m Rifle Prone
  16. Tim Sherry, Ivan Roe and Nick Mowrer: silver, Team 50m Rifle Prone

You can view the official results of the 2024 CAT Games at the ISSF website.

In less than 100 days, the U.S. Olympic shooting team will take the stage at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, July 26 to August 11.

Learn more about USA Shooting at usashooting.org.


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