Shooting Sports USA - April 2018 - 11
have been very supportive since the very
beginning of her shooting career. She won
the match in England using CenterX.
Elizabeth uses an Ogio Rig 9800 Travel
Bag as her range bag. It's super easy to roll
and to lift, and is big enough for all of her
equipment-minus the rifles. In it she always
carries her grandfather's old-fashioned
folding ruler for measuring her shooting
stance. She also keeps a Block "M" for the
University of Michigan and some of her
perfect dead center shots for good visual
reference and good luck charms.
During practice Elizabeth uses the SCATT
shooter training systems. This technology
gives her information about the shot and
trace. It saves on ammunition and takes the
shooter to the next level.
For those interested in finding out more
about Elizabeth's sport, she suggests
contacting a nearby shooting club and
reading all about the sport. There are a ton
of great books to help gain knowledge about
all the different aspects of the sport-mental,
physical, and historical.
Elizabeth advises new shooters to build
connections with other shooters. Get to
know them, because you will see them over
and over at competitions. The shooting
community is very supportive and you
can learn something from everyone you
meet. Also, strive to compete at bigger
competitions. When Elizabeth's coach,
Mike O'Connor, told her about the NRA
Smallbore Prone Nationals, she shot in it
with zero expectations. Now she competes
at this match every year. And this is
the competition that qualified her to shoot
internationally for Team USA. *
Not long into her freshman year at the University of
Michigan, she discovered the school's rifle club team.
Her shooting gear including her guns, both Anschutz,
for air rifle and smallbore rifle. Additionally, she said
that her rifle "loves Lapua CenterX."
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