USA Shooting: Rifle Team Begins 2023 With Back-To-Back Competitions In Europe

Six rifle athletes this month in Europe are competing in consecutive international matches.

at USA Shooting posted on January 23, 2023
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USA Shooting athlete Brandon Muske with his Men’s 10m Air Rifle gold medal garnered at the 2022 CAT Games.

USA Shooting has announced that six rifle athletes are competing in back-to-back international competitions this month in Europe. 

The first competition is the Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria, to be held January 20-25. Second is the H&N Cup, which will be held in Munich, Germany, from January 24-29.

The following men will be representing Team USA at the competitions.

  • Brandon Muske—2022 Championship of the Americas (CAT) gold medalist and U.S. Olympic quota earner in Men’s 10m Air Rifle
  • Tim Sherry—2022 ISSF World Championship bronze medalist in 300m Standard Rifle

The following women will be competing for Team USA.

  • Sagen Maddalena—Five-time medalist at the 2022 Championship of the Americas and earned a U.S. Olympic quota in Women’s 50m Rifle 3-Position at the 2022 ISSF World Championships
  • Alison Weisz—2022 ISSF World Championships gold medalist and U.S. Olympic quota earner in Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  • Ginny Thrasher—2016 Olympic Games gold medalist
  • Jeanne Haverhill—2022 Dixie Double Champion

The rifle team is going into 2023 after a banner year in 2022. The team earned 21 medals at the 2022 CAT Games, 10 medals at the 2022 ISSF World Championships and a total of six U.S. Olympic quotas for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in the following events:

  • Men’s 10m Air Rifle
  • Women’s 10m Air Rifle (2)
  • Men’s 50m 3 Rifle 3 Positions
  • Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (2)

The area of Europe where the competitions will take place is a popular location for air guns and shooting sports. In fact, some of the clubs date back to the Middle Ages. Also notable—Meyton is a brand of electronic targets and H&N makes air gun pellets.

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