Team USA's Rylan Kissell, Gavin Barnick and Braden Peiser won the gold medal in the Junior Men’s 50m Rifle 3-Position Team event at the 2022 ISSF World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, on October 16.
After two qualification rounds, Kissell, Barnick and Peiser were the top-ranked team in the event with a total score of 862-36X. The trio made it to the finals, and ultimately the gold medal match.
The American junior team earned their gold medals after beating the Ukrainian team in the final shoot-off, 16-10.
Kissell, who shoots on the rifle team at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, has earned two additional medals at the 2022 ISSF World Championship. He and Katie Zaun, a Texas Christian University athlete, both captured bronze medals in the Junior 50m Rifle 3-Position Mixed Team event, as well as the Junior 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.
Barnick, also a rifle athlete at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, placed fourth overall in the Junior Men’s 50m Rifle 3-Position Individual event.
As for Peiser, at the 2021 Junior World Championship he earned a silver medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Mixed Team event, plus a bronze medal in the 50m Rifle 3-Position Men’s Team event.