Posted June 24, 2016 12:00 pm by Comments

By Duncan Johnson

AYSSP athletes shine at National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships
AYSSP athletes shine at National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

COLORADO SPRINGS-( The awards stand after last Wednesday’s trap competition of the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships was dominated by former Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program athletes. The first- and second-place finishers of both the men’s and women’s divisions brought their medals back to The Natural State.

On the women’s side, Emily Underwood of Quitman edged out the 2015 Junior National Champion Grace Hambuchen of Maumelle to take home the gold.

“It’s a rush,” said Underwood after her win. “It’s crazy, actually. This is my fourth year coming here, so it feels good to finally get to this point. Somewhere deep inside I knew a performance like this was there. It was just a matter of when. All my hard work finally came together.”

With the win, Underwood earned a spot on USA Shooting’s National Junior Team. Hambuchen already claims a spot on the team as the 2015 Junior National Champion.

The men’s trap competition champion also has strong ties to AYSSP. Travis Old of Texarkana, Texas, currently attends the University of Central Arkansas and is coached by former National Team …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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