USA Shooting Nationals: Maddalena, Zaun Top Women’s Smallbore Rifle Leaderboard

Sagen Maddalena walked away from the 2022 USA Shooting Nationals with the Women’s Smallbore Rifle title, with Katie Zaun runner-up and also junior champion

posted on June 28, 2022
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Katie Zaun (left) and Sagen Maddalena after the 2022 USA Shooting Women’s Smallbore Rifle National Championship.
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At the 2022 USA Shooting National Championships, Sagen Maddalena was crowned the Women’s Smallbore Rifle champion, while Katie Zaun earned runner-up and also secured the junior title.

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From left: 2022 USA Shooting Women’s Smallbore Rifle championship runner-up Katie Zaun, winner Sagen Maddalena and third place Ginny Thrasher. (Photo by USA Shooting)


Rounding out the top three finishers in the Women’s Smallbore Rifle championship was Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher.

There were 67 Women’s Smallbore Rifle competitors at the match, held June 23-26 at USA Shooting’s facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The smallbore format at the competition had shooters fire three 60-shot courses (3x20) to qualify for the final.

Maddalena entered the final ranked number one after three days of qualification. She had a 590 score after day one, 592 for day two and 594 for day three, giving her a total qualification score of 1776. Collegiate rifle standout and Olympic medalist Mary Tucker, who would go on to earn the junior silver medal in the final, exited qualification in second place with 1771, while Katie Zaun entered the final in third place with a total score of 1765. Thrasher was ranked seventh after qualification with her score of 1753.

Here are the eight shooters that earned spots in the 2022 USA Shooting Women’s Smallbore Rifle national championship final:

  1. Sagen Maddalena 1776
  2. Mary Tucker 1771
  3. Katie Zaun 1765
  4. Kristen Derting 1761
  5. Sarah Beard 1760
  6. Alison Weisz 1759
  7. Ginny Thrasher 1753
  8. Abigail Gordon 1753
Katie Zaun
Katie Zaun is the 2022 USA Shooting Women’s Smallbore Rifle championship runner-up and junior champion. (Photo by USA Shooting)


2022 USA Shooting Women’s Smallbore Rifle National Championship Leaderboard

  • National Champion: Sagen Maddalena
  • Silver: Katie Zaun
  • Bronze: Virginia Thrasher
  • National Junior Champion: Katie Zaun
  • Junior Silver: Mary Tucker
  • Junior Bronze: Cecelia Ossi

See the full results of the competition here. Learn more about USA Shooting at


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