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Following a stellar start to her season
with three World Cup medals that included two golds, Kim Rhode, El Monte, CA,
(see page 11) will be looking to win another World Shotgun Championship medal in
Spain. Rhode has earned three World
Championship medals in her career
including gold in Munich, Germany, in
2010. Reigning two-time Olympic gold
medalist Vincent Hancock, Eatonton, GA,
will compete and will be joined in the
Men's Skeet event by his 2012 Olympic
teammate and friend Frank Thompson,
Alliance, NE. Hancock has already earned
three World Championships medals in his
storied career, including two world titles.

Rifle
Admittedly, there's a youth movement going on in the rifle program
of USA Shooting. But with youth
comes optimism and Matt Emmons,
Browns Mills, NJ, will provide plenty
of leadership to show the young sharpshooters the right path. The three-time
Olympic medalist has given up Air Rifle
since the 2012 London Olympics, which
means more time behind the smallbore
gun he loves most. He's made it to the
finals in three of the four World Cup
events he's competed in and hopes to
earn his first international medal since
London, and his fourth World Championship medal come September. Emmons
and his Olympic rifle teammates Michael
McPhail, Darlington, WI, Eric Uptagrafft,
Phenix City, AL, Sarah Scherer, Woburn, MA,
and Amanda Furrer, Spokane, WA, will
lead a team long on talent, but short on
experience. As an Olympic newcomer
in 2012, Scherer was strong, making the
finals of Air Rifle and finishing seventh
overall, despite a severe elbow injury that
nearly forced her withdrawal less than
two weeks before her event. Scherer,
Furrer and her other U.S. teammates will

look to break a U.S. women's medal
drought in the open division that dates
back to 1998, when Elizabeth Bourland
earned a bronze medal in the 50-meter
Prone event. Add Sarah Beard, Danville, IN,
to that mix who has shown that she
can come up big, as she did during the
2010 World Championships, winning a
silver medal in junior prone competition. 

Pistol
The pistol team will be led by the
resurgence of Rapid Fire Pistol shooter 
Keith Sanderson, Colorado Springs, CO,
who has managed his way into all three
World Cup finals this season with a gold
medal at the World Cup at Ft. Benning, GA.
Two-time Olympian Sanderson has battled a
forearm ailment throughout the last "quad,
"
but a surgery in 2013 seems to have helped
get him back to the form that saw him lead
his Olympic qualification match in 2008 and
finish fifth overall in Beijing, China. Sanderson,
along with Olympians Jason Turner,
Rochester, NY and Sandra Uptagrafft,
Phenix City, AL, will help try to end a
U.S. World Championship medal drought in
pistol that dates back to 1981 for the open
(non-Junior) division when Don Nygord
won a world title in Air Pistol. (The last pistol
World Championship medalist of any kind
was junior pistol shooter Laura Santibanez,
a 1998 bronze medalist in the junior
25-meter Pistol event.) The U.S. squad will
have a member of its team that does have
world championship hardware, in Rapid Fire
Pistol athlete Emil Milev, Temple Terrace,
FL, who earned a silver medal in 1994 as a
member of the Bulgarian National Team. As
a 1996 Olympic silver medalist, Milev has
been competing for USA Shooting since
2009, earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic
Team in 2012 and winning the World Cup
Finals last year.
For more information, check out
www.usashooting.org.
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