U.S. Trapshooting Team Determined After 2022 USA Shooting Shotgun National Championships

U.S. Trapshooting World Championship Team secured after 2022 USA Shooting National Championships

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at USA Shooting posted on July 29, 2022
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Overall women’s trap medalists at the 2022 USA Shooting National Championships (from l. to r.): Julia Stallings, Rachel Tozier and Aeriel Skinner.
John Thompson/USA Shooting

More than 150 athletes from across the country competed at the 2022 USA Shooting Shotgun National Championships in the trap event at Hillsdale, Michigan, July 20-24, for their chance to secure a title and a possible World Championship Team spot.

Rachel Tozier, a Sgt. with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the open women’s gold medal. Julia Stallings secured silver in the same category, while Aeriel Skinner earned bronze.

Based off scores from the USA Shooting National Championships, plus a selection match earlier this year, the shooters earning spots on the 2022 World Championship Team for women’s trap are Kayle Browning, Aeriel Skinner and Rachel Tozier.

In the open men’s category, Derrick Mein, currently ranked No. 1 in the world for men’s trap, took home the gold. Will Hinton walked away with the silver medal and Glenn Eller earned bronze.

The 2022 World Championship Team for men’s trap includes Derrick Mein, Will Hinton and Casey “Jake” Wallace.

“Everyone came prepared and shot high caliber scores,” said Jay Waldron, USA Shooting national shotgun coach. “It feels good to have the [trap] world team selected. I am looking forward to going to worlds and doing some damage.”

Derrick Mein, 2022 USA Shooting national trap champion
The overall men’s open trap national medalists (l. to r.): Will Hinton, Derrick Mein and Glenn Eller. (Photo by John Thompson/USA Shooting)

 

For the Paralympic Trap category, Jose Martinez Pico, from North Carolina, won gold; Sophia Bultema, from Colorado, earned silver; and Zachary Jones, from Texas, took bronze. In the senior men’s category, Scott Miller, from Nevada, took home gold; Charles Jenson, of Indiana, earned silver. Additionally, David Campana, a native of Michigan, earned the bronze medal.

Trap competitors at Hillsdale College
The senior men’s trap national medalists (l. to r.): Charles Jenson, Scott Miller and David Campana. (Photo by John Thompson/USA Shooting)

 

You can view all the official results of the 2022 National Trap Championships at the USA Shooting website.

Up next for the USA Shooting shotgun team is the 2022 Shotgun Junior Olympic National Championships, July 25-31, along with the 2022 Skeet National Championships, August 2-6. Both events will be conducted at Hillsdale College’s John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. “Hillsdale is a wonderful host, and the level of support USA Shooting has received from this partnership is simply amazing,” said Waldron.

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