Austen Smith Qualifies For USA Shooting Women’s Skeet Team

Federal Ammunition’s Austen Smith earned a spot on the U.S. Women’s Skeet team roster, will head to Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer.

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posted on March 25, 2024
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Austen Smith is one of the eight athletes that qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Trials- Shotgun Part 2 held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Ariz., March 11-17.
Photo by Joshua Schave/USA Shooting

Federal Ammunition sponsored shooter Austen Smith secured her spot on the USA Shooting Women’s Skeet team headed to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer after competing at the 2024 USA Shooting Shotgun Selection Match, held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Arizona, March 11-17.

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Austen Smith of Keller, Texas, qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Trials-Shotgun Part 2, held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Arizona, March 11-17. (Photos by Joshua Schave)

 

Smith had a phenomenal performance the U.S. Olympic Trials-Shotgun Part 2, earning 487 U.S. Olympic Shotgun team selection points after the conclusion of the trials.

Including Smith, eight shotgun athletes qualified to represent the United States after completing the U.S. Olympic Trials-Shotgun Part 2. The other shotgun athletes that made the team are Rachel Tozier, Ryann Phillips, Derrick Mein, Will Hinton, Vincent Hancock, Conner Prince and Dania Vizzi.

This will be Smith’s second appearance at the Summer Olympic Games. She was the youngest member of the 2021 USA Shooting team that competed in Tokyo that year, where she finished in 10th place. Smith had only been shooting for seven years prior to making it to the Tokyo Games.

She is coached by three-time Olympic gold medalist and Paris 2024 Games U.S. teammate Vincent Hancock.

Smith’s most recent competition achievements include a gold medal and a new world record in the Mixed Skeet Team event at the 2023 ISSF World Championship, gold in Women's Skeet Team at the 2022 ISSF World Championship, gold in Three-Woman Skeet Team and silver in Mixed Skeet Team at the 2022 ISSF World Cup Lima, gold in Women’s Skeet at the 2021 ISSF World Cup Lonato and many more.

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Federal Ammunition’s Austen Smith competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials-Shotgun Part 2, held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Arizona, March 11-17. (Photo by Joshua Schave)

 

Shotgunners on Team Federal, including Austen Smith, use Federal Premium Gold Medal and Top Gun shotshells, all designed to shoot smoothly and produce dense, uniform shot patterns that turn clay pigeons to dust.

“We congratulate Austen Smith, and all our sponsored shooters for their exceptional performances all year long to make it on the team headed to Paris. These athletes compete at the highest level. They are extremely accomplished and work hard to compete for their country on the world’s greatest stage,” Jason Nash, Federal’s vice president of marketing said. “We can’t wait to watch them compete and represent our great country.”

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