USA Shooting: Timothy Sherry Earns Triple Gold At 300m Nationals

Timothy Sherry landed three gold medals at the 2023 300m National Championships last month in Elk River, Minnesota.

at USA Shooting posted on June 22, 2023
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Timothy Sherry, USA Shooting National Rifle team member, earned three gold medals at the 300m National Championships, held May 23-27, in Elk River, Minnesota, at the Minneapolis Rifle Club.

Sherry, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won gold in Men’s Three-Position, Men’s Prone and Standard Rifle.

“It’s a great feeling being able to win all three of my events at 300m Nationals,” Sherry, an Evergreen, Colorado, native, said. “I performed well throughout the week and was able to make improvements as the competition went on.”

Compared to the 2022 competition, Sherry tripled his amount of gold medals. Last year, he earned gold in Free Rifle, silver in Standard Rifle and bronze in Men’s Prone.

The 300m Rifle discipline consists of Men’s and Women’s Three-Position events, a Prone position event and a Standard Rifle event. In the three-position event, 20 shots are fired from each position—kneeling, standing and prone. In prone, all 60 shots are fired from the prone position. Standard rifle also consists of 20 shots fired from each of the three different positions, but the regulations are stricter than the three-position event and few adjustments can be made to the gun between positions.

As for 300m Rifle, formerly known as Free Rifle, it was shot at the Olympic Games up until 1970, and is still currently shot at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Championships. American shooting legends Lones Wigger and Margaret Murdock dominated the podium in the event at various international competitions throughout the 1960s and 1970s. 

See below for all medalists from this year’s 300m National Champions.

Women’s Three-Position

  • Gold: Megan Hilbish
  • Silver: Denise Loring
  • Bronze: Abigail Winegarden

Men’s Three-Position

  • Gold: Timothy Sherry 
  • Silver: Bradley Yliniemi 
  • Bronze: Gordan Taras

Women’s Prone

  • Gold: Megan Hilbish
  • Silver: Denise Loring
  • Bronze: Michelle Bohren 

Men’s Prone

  • Gold: Timothy Sherry 
  • Silver: Lucas Erwin 
  • Bronze: Nathaniel Guernsey 

Standard Rifle 

  • Gold: Timothy Sherry
  • Silver: Megan Hilbish 
  • Bronze: Bradley Yliniemi

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