Elizabeth Marsh bested her closest opponent in the Air Rifle category of the 2015 National Junior Olympic Championships in April—by 12.1 points. Her winning score fell 3.5 points better than the current Junior World Record, making the future promising for this young Olympic contender.
Every February for the past six years, Berger Bullets, along with the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club has hosted a long-range rifle championship. Held at the Ben Avery shooting facility just north of Phoenix, Arizona, it is different in many aspects—mostly the prize table.
As a little girl, Amy Sowash dreamed of shooting in the Olympics, especially when she plinked pop cans with her dad. She didn’t start taking the journey seriously, though, until she began preparing to attend college. At that point, Sowash started shooting competitively with rifles, and the next year, she walked on to the University of Kentucky rifle team.
So many of us look back on our adolescent summers with fondness, or even as the best years of my life. Some spent their summers on a baseball diamond, helping with the family farm, working in the local ice cream shop, or helping at summer camp. And a lucky few found themselves returning to the shores of Lake Erie to work for the NRA Range Operations at Camp Perry, like me for example.