USA Shooting Announces 2023 ISSF World Championship Team Roster

USA Shooting athletes are heading to Baku, Azerbaijan, this month for the 2023 ISSF World Championship.

at USA Shooting posted on August 14, 2023
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Katelyn Abeln will compete for Team USA at the 2023 ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Women’s Air Pistol and Sport Pistol events.
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More than 30 USA Shooting athletes are headed to the 2023 International Shooting Sports Federation World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan, August 14 to September 1.

The competition is an opportunity for athletes to not only earn a world champion title, but to earn a U.S. Olympic quota for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Here is the full U.S. team roster.


  • Nickolaus Mowrer - Men’s Air Pistol
  • Jay Shi - Men’s Air Pistol
  • Anthony Lutz - Men’s Air Pistol
  • Henry Leverett - Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol
  • Keith Sanderson -Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol
  • Suman Sanghera - Women’s Air Pistol
  • Katelyn Abeln - Women’s Air Pistol and Sport Pistol
  • Lexi Lagan - Women’s Air Pistol and Sport Pistol
  • Lisa Emmert - Traciak- Women’s Sport Pistol


  • Lucas Kozeniesky - Men’s Air Rifle
  • Rylan Kissell - Men’s Air Rifle
  • Ivan Roe - Men’s Air and Smallbore Rifle
  • Patrick Sunderman - Men’s Smallbore Rifle
  • Timothy Sherry - Men’s Smallbore Rifle and 300m Rifle
  • Alison Weisz - Women’s Air Rifle
  • Sagen Maddalena - Women’s Air and Smallbore Rifle
  • Mary Tucker - Women’s Air and Smallbore Rifle
  • Sarah Beard- Women’s Smallbore Rifle
  • Bradley Yliniemi - 300m Rifle
  • Gordan Taras - 300m Rifle
  • Lucas Erwin - 300m Rifle
  • Nathaniel Guernsey - 300m Rifle
  • Megan Hilbish - 300m Rifle
  • Denise Loring - 300m Rifle
  • Abigail Winegarden - 300m Rifle
  • Michelle Bohren - 300m Rifle


  • Samantha Simonton - Women's Skeet
  • Austen Smith - Women's Skeet
  • Dania Vizzi - Women's Skeet
  • Christian Elliott - Men's Skeet
  • Vincent Hancock - Men's Skeet
  • Dustan Taylor - Men's Skeet
  • Alicia Gough - Women's Trap
  • Ryann Phillips - Women's Trap
  • Rachel Tozier - Women's Trap
  • Derek Haldeman - Men's Trap
  • Will Hinton - Men's Trap
  • Derrick Mein - Men's Trap

The 2023 ISSF World Championship Baku finals can be viewed via stream at this link.

With a little less than a year away from the Paris Games, athletes are buckling down and gearing up for these crucial competitions.

USA Shooting has secured 15 quotas for Paris thus far. Each country is eligible for two quotas in each event. To date, the U.S. has earned quotas in the following events:


  • Women’s 10m Air Pistol: earned by Suman Sanghera at the CAT Games
  • Women’s 25m Pistol: earned by Katelyn Abeln at the CAT Games


  • Men’s 10 Air Rifle: earned by Brandon Muske at the CAT Games
  • Women’s 10m Air Rifle: earned by Mary Tucker at the CAT Games
  • Women’s 10m Air Rifle: earned by Alison Weisz at the World Championship
  • Women’s 50m Rifle 3-Position: earned by Katie Zaun at the CAT Games
  • Women’s 50m Rifle 3-Position: earned by Sagen Maddalena at the World Championship
  • Men’s 50m Rifle 3-Position: earned by Ivan Roe at the CAT Games


  • Men’s Trap: earned by William Hinton at the CAT Games
  • Men’s Trap: earned by Derrick Mein at the World Championship
  • Men’s Skeet: earned by Dustan Taylor at the CAT Games
  • Men’s Skeet: earned by Vincent Hancock at the World Championship
  • Women’s Trap: earned by Aeriel Skinner at the 2022 CAT Games
  • Women’s Skeet: earned by Dania Vizzi at the CAT Games
  • Women’s Skeet: earned by Samantha Simonton at the World Championship

USA Shooting also has a Paralympic quota earned by Jazmin Almlie-Ryan in Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2.

When an athlete earns a quota for the U.S. in a specific event, the U.S. then becomes eligible to have an athlete compete in said event at the Olympic Games. Athletes are only eligible to earn one event quota in a four-year Olympic cycle.

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