USA–-(Ammoland.com)- Before Wednesday, Travis Old and Emily Underwood were just a couple 19-year-olds looking to find themselves in this sport. After Wednesday, upon the conclusion of the Trap competition for the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, consider them found.
In garnering their biggest sport accomplishment to date, Old (Texarkana, Texas) was nearly flawless in his performance while Underwood (Quitman, Arkansas) was almost as good at the International Shooting Park just outside Colorado Springs.
The medal stand for both men and women had a distinct hog flavor Wednesday with Arkansas shooters and influence showcased throughout. The impact that the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) is having on the shooting sports was on full display Wednesday in Colorado. Developed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the program has over 6,000 students participating.
Three of their program participants earned hardware at these Junior Olympic Championships with Underwood joined on the podium by 2015 Junior National Champion Grace Hambuchen (Maumelle, Arkansas), who would finish as the silver medalist after falling …Read the Rest