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CUP GRAND SENIOR CHAMPION

SANDERS
is an extremely impressive NRA Action Pistol shooter!

JOHN PARKER | PHOTOS BY FORREST MACCORMACK

Championship Final," he remarked.
Although he was not present,
Coach Martin Johnson performed
as a psychologist of sorts for him
this year. "I was in bad shape, feeling
down, depressed and angry with myself
after Match X. Martin sent me a few
text messages that jump started
me into shape before the Final
on Saturday. He said 'You're
a Marine. Act like one.' That
comment did it to me."
A track and field competitor
for 40 years and also a former
wrestler, Sanders thinks his
athletic background has helped
him to become a top Action
Pistol competitor. He certainly
has the right attitude. "Anything
that I've ever wanted to do
that was important to me, my
career, wrestling, shooting-I've never wanted
to be a scrub. I'm going to do it right or I'm not
going to do it at all," mentioned Sanders. He
added, "I was a runner because I wanted to
compete, I shoot because I like to compete.

I don't have a mindset-I
want to do the best I can."
Fittingly, at the awards
ceremony Sanders was
recognized for his competitive
spirit-continuing to participate in
the sport he loves-and winning
at the same time.
NRA Competitive Shooting
Division Director Cole
McCulloch said, "John Sanders
is a testament to the broad
appeal of the shooting sports.
Where else but at Bianchi can
someone his age go out and
shoot a winning score that any
competitor would be proud to
call their own."
Being able to run with the
big dogs of Bianchi at age 80
brings a wide grin to the face
of John Sanders. Perhaps even more so, the
feeling of self-satisfaction. "I'm not sitting
in a rocking chair and watching life go by
me-I'm involved in things. I take a great
deal of pride in that," he commented.

SANDERS THINKS
HIS ATHLETIC
BACKGROUND
HAS HELPED HIM
TO BECOME A TOP
ACTION PISTOL
COMPETITOR

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