USA Shooting: Athletes Secure 44 Medals, 10 U.S. Olympic Quotas At 13th CAT Championships

U.S. pistol, rifle, and shotgun athletes earn 44 medals, 10 U.S. Olympic quotas for Paris 2024 at 2022 CAT Championships in Lima, Peru

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at USA Shooting posted on November 21, 2022
CAT Games Women Trap Silver 1
Team USA’s Aeriel Skinner, Rachel Tozier and Kayle Browning after their silver-medal performance in the Women’s Trap Team event at the XIII CAT Games.
Andy Cruz Maza

United States pistol, rifle and shotgun athletes earned a total of 44 medals and 10 U.S. Olympic quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympics at the 2022 CAT Championship in Lima, Peru, November 4-12.

Team USA on podium
From left: Tim Sherry and Mary Tucker with their silver medals, Patrick Sunderman and Sagen Maddalena with their gold medals for Mixed Team 50m Prone Rifle.

 

After stellar performances at the CAT Games, the United States has 15 total Olympic quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 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, Women’s 25m Pistol, Women’s 10m Air Rifle (two), Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position (two), Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position, Men’s Trap (two), Men’s Skeet (two), Women’s Trap and Women’s Skeet (two).

U.S. shooting athletes compete at international competitions to earn Olympic quota spots about two years before the Olympic Games. 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.

The following medals and quotas were earned by USA Shooting:

PISTOL
  • Suman Sanghera: gold medal and quota in Women’s 10m Air Pistol
  • Katelyn Abeln: gold medal and quota in Women’s 25m Pistol
  • Alexis Lagan: silver medal in Women’s 10m Air Pistol
  • Nick Mowrer: silver medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol
  • Henry Leverett: silver medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 10m Air Pistol Women’s Team gold medal: Alexis Lagan, Sandra Uptagrafft and Suman Sanghera
  • 25M Standard Pistol Mixed Team gold medal: Katelyn Abeln and Henry Leverett
  • 10m Air Pistol Men’s Team silver medal: Anthony Lutz, James Hall and Nick Mowrer
  • 25m Pistol Women’s Team silver medal: Lexi Lagan, Katelyn Abeln and Sandra Uptagrafft
RIFLE
  • Brandon Muske: gold medal and quota in Men’s 10m Air Rifle
  • Mary Tucker: silver medal and quota in Women’s 10m Air Rifle, gold medal in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position
  • Ivan Roe: gold medal and quota in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position
  • Sarah Beard: silver medal and quota Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position
  • Sagen Maddalena: gold medal in Women’s 10m Air Rifle and 50m Prone Rifle
  • Tim Sherry: silver medal in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position and bronze medal in 50m Prone Rifle
  • Patrick Sunderman: silver medal in 50m Prone Rifle
  • Ali Weisz: bronze medal in Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  • Lucas Kozeniesky: bronze medal in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position
  • Katie Zaun: bronze medal in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position
  • 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team gold medal: Mary Tucker, Sagen Maddalena, and Ali Weisz
  • 10m Air Rifle Men’s Team gold medal: Brandon Muske, Levi Clark, and Lucas Kozeniesky
  • 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team gold medal: Sagen Maddalena and Lucas Kozeniesky
  • 50m Rifle 3 Position Men’s Team gold medal: Patrick Sunderman, Lucas Kozeniesky, and Tim Sherry
  • 50m Rifle 3 Position Women’s Team gold medal: Katie Zaun, Mary Tucker, and Sagen Maddalena
  • 50m Prone Rifle Mixed Team gold medal: Sagen Maddalena and Patrick Sunderman
  • 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team silver medal: Ali Weisz and Brandon Muske
  • 50m Prone Rifle Mixed Team silver medal: Tim Sherry and Mary Tucker
SHOTGUN
  • Dania Vizzi: gold medal and quota in Women’s Skeet
  • Dustan Taylor: gold medal and quota in Men’s Skeet
  • Aeriel Skinner: gold medal and quota in Women’s Trap
  • Will Hinton: gold medal and quota in Men’s Trap
  • Kayle Browning: silver medal in Women’s Trap
  • Caitlin Connor: bronze medal in Women’s Skeet
  • Rachel Tozier: bronze medal in Women’s Trap
  • Derek Haldeman: bronze medal in Men’s Trap
  • Men’s Skeet Team gold medal: Benjamin Keller, Dustan Taylor, and Christian Elliott
  • Mixed Skeet Team gold medal: Dustan Taylor and Dania Vizzi
  • Men’s Trap Team gold medal: Will Hinton, Casey Wallace, and Derek Haldeman
  • Mixed Skeet Team silver medal: Christian Elliott and Sam Simonton
  • Women’s Trap Team silver medal: Aeriel Skinner, Rachel Tozier, and Kayle Browning
  • Mixed Trap Team bronze medal: Will Hinton and Rachel Tozier
Katelyn Abeln and Henry Leverett
Team USA’s Katelyn Abeln and Henry Leverett with their gold medals after the 25m Standard Pistol Mixed Team. (Photo by Andy Cruz Maza)

 

Up next for USA Shooting is the ISSF President’s Cup. Athletes with a world ranking of 12 or higher are invited to the competition. Eleven U.S. athletes have been invited this year: Vincent Hancock, Derrick Mein, Caitlin Connor, Austen Smith, Sam Simonton, Dania Vizzi, Will Hinton, Ali Weisz, Sagen Maddalena, Lucas Kozeniesky and Nick Mowrer.

The 2022 ISSF President’s Cup competition will take place November 28 to December 4 in Cairo, Egypt.

Learn more about USA Shooting at usashooting.org.

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