USA Shooting: 2023 Rifle, Pistol National Champions Crowned

The 2023 USA Shooting Rifle and Pistol National Championships were held in Fort Moore, Georgia, June 1-10.

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at USA Shooting posted on June 26, 2023
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Brandon Muske, center, is the 2023 Men’s 10m Air Rifle National Champion.
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A handful of top American rifle and pistol athletes have earned the coveted title of national champion after the conclusion of the 2023 USA Shooting National Championships.

The competition was held at Fort Moore, Georgia, June 1-10 at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Pool Range where over 200 athletes competed throughout the week for a chance to be crowned national champion.

Results are as follows: 

Olympic Events

Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle

  • National Champion: Jared Eddy
  • 2nd: Ivan Roe
  • 3rd: Timothy Sherry
  • Junior National Champion: Gavin Barnick
  • Senior National Champion: Peter Fiori, Sr.

Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle

  • National Champion: Cecelia Ossi
  • 2nd: Sagen Maddalena
  • 3rd: Molly McGhin
  • Junior National Champion: Katie Zaun 

Men’s 10m Air Rifle

  • National Champion: Brandon Muske
  • 2nd:  Lucas Kozeniesky
  • 3rd: Peter Fiori, Jr.
  • Junior National Champion: Gavin Barnick
  • Senior National Champion: Peter Fiori, Sr.

Women’s 10m Air Rifle

  • National Champion: Sagen Maddalena
  • 2nd: Mary Tucker
  • 3rd: Molly McGhin
  • Junior National Champion: Gracie Dinh

Women’s 10m Air Pistol

  • National Champion: Lisa Emmert-Traciak
  • 2nd: Suman Sanghera
  • 3rd: Katelyn Abeln
  • Junior National Champion: Suman Sanghera
  • Senior National Champion: Sandra Uptagrafft

Men’s 10m Air Pistol

  • National Champion: Nick Mowrer
  • 2nd: Jay Shi
  • 3rd: Sergey Kalinichenko 
  • Junior National Champion: Remington Smith
  • Senior National Champion: Richard Gray 

Women’s 25m Sport Pistol

  • National Champion: Katelyn Abeln
  • 2nd: Alexis Lagan
  • 3rd: Ada Korkhin  
  • Junior National Champion: Abbie Leverett
  • Senior National Champion: Sandra Uptagrafft 

Men’s 25m Rapid-Fire Pistol

  • National Champion: Henry Leverett
  • 2nd: Keith Sanderson
  • 3rd: Emil Milev
  • Junior National Champion: Austin Stone
  • Senior National Champion: John McNally

Paralympic events

R1 SH1 Men’s 10m Air Rifle Standing

  • National Champion: Robert “Nick” Beach

R2 SH1 Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing

  • National Champion: Taylor Farmer

R3 SH1 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone

  • National Champion: Kevin Nguyen
  • 2nd: Taylor Farmer
  • 3rd: Landon Ruggera

R4 SH2 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing

  • National Champion: Benjamin Hays
  • 2nd: Madison Champion
  • 3rd: Abhinav Sharath

R5 SH2 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone

  • National Champion: Madison Champion
  • 2nd:  Stetson Bardfield
  • 3rd: David Cromwell 

R6 SH1 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone

  • National Champion: John Joss
  • 2nd: Kevin Nguyen
  • 3rd:  Robert “Nick” Beach

R9 SH2 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone

  • National Champion: Benjamin Hays

P1 SH1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol

  • National Champion: YanXiao Gong
  • 2nd: Marco De La Rosa
  • 3rd: Michael Tagliapietra

P2 SH1 Women’s 10m Air Pistol

  • National Champion: Debra Freed

P3 SH1 Mixed 25m Sport Pistol

  • National Champion: YanXiao Gong
  • 2nd: Marco De La Rosa
  • 3rd: Michael Tagliapietra

P4 SH1 Mixed 50m Free Pistol

  • National Champion: YanXiao Gong
  • 2nd Place: Debra Freed

Non-Olympic events

Junior Men’s 25m Sport Pistol

  • National Champion: Blaine Simpson
  • 2nd: Mark Shen
  • 3rd: Rhyan Wilby 

25m Center Fire Pistol

  • National Champion: Kostaninos Pitsoulis
  • 2nd: Pranav Kamath
  • 3rd: Manuel Snyderman

25m Standard Pistol

  • National Champion: Lisa Emmert-Traciak
  • 2nd: Keith Sanderson
  • 3rd: Sky Lim
  • Junior National Champion: Blaine Simpson 

50m Men’s Free Pistol

  • National Champion: Richard Gray
  • 2nd: Jared Zollner
  • 3rd: Kostantinos Pitsoulis 
  • Junior National Champion: Joseph Koh
  • Senior National Champion: Manuel Snyderman

Men’s 50m Prone Rifle

  • National Champion: Ivan Roe
  • 2nd: Timothy Sherry
  • 3rd: Patrick Sunderman
  • Junior National Champion: Dylan Gregory
  • Senior National Champion: Marc Monene

Women’s 50m Prone Rifle

  • National Champion: Sagen Maddalena
  • 2nd: Katie Zaun
  • 3rd: Sarah Beard
  • Junior National Champion: Makenzie Larson

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