Colorado Springs, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- Two men, two wins and two Olympic qualifiers. That’s the story from the World Cup Final in Munich, Germany with Matt Emmons winning a World Cup globe trophy Sunday and, most importantly, qualifying for his fourth Olympic Team in the Three-Position Rifle event.
Thursday it was Emmons’ teammate Michael McPhail (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit/Darlington, Wisconsin) topping all competitors in Prone Rifle, but today was reserved for Emmons’ continued ascension as the star of his sport. This win helps complete one of Emmons’ finest seasons in a career full of them. The 34-year-old’s 2015 medal collection also includes one gold, two silver and one bronze as well as two other finals appearances and two national titles. He’ll get another opportunity to earn a spot to shoot alongside McPhail in Prone Rifle next April during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore (.22 caliber).
To cement his spot on his fourth Olympic Team, Emmons needed at least a podium finish, something that almost escaped him as the eighth-best qualifier (top-8 make Finals), finishing just three points ahead of …read more