First Titles Awarded at USA Shooting National Championships
FORT BENNING, Ga. -(Ammoland.com)- The USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol rolled into its second day of competition with titles awarded in Men’s Three-Position Rifle, Women’s Air Rifle, Centerfire Pistol, Standard Pistol and Junior Men’s Sport Pistol at the home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Fort Benning.
Athletes completed two days of Qualification matches, with competitors in the Olympic events (Women’s Air Rifle and Men’s Three-Position Rifle) also competing in a Finals match today. Points from the two Qualification matches, plus points earned based on rank in the Finals were combined to determine athletes’ final placements at these National Championships.
2016 Olympian Lucas Kozeniesky (Fairfax, Virginia, pictured) won the overall Men’s Three-Position Rifle title. He and eventual silver medalist George Norton (USAMU/Salina, Kansas) shot the same Qualification scores yesterday and today (1166, 1174). Kozeniesky placed two positions higher in the Final to claim the overall gold medal. Two-time Olympian Michael McPhail (USAMU/Darlington, Wisconsin) won the bronze medal.
Seventeen-year-old Peter Fiori (Lebanon, New Jersey) was the only Junior to qualify for the Open Final where he finished in fourth place. He would go on to claim the Junior gold medal and …Read the Rest