USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Proving once again that 2016 is the year of Ginny, the Rio-bound Ginny Thrasher backed up her Olympic spot by claiming a national title in Air Rifle Friday on the ranges of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Thrasher (Springfield, Virginia) joined Dempster Christenson (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Greg Markowski (USAMU/Columbus, Georgia), juniors Drew Cheezum (Centreville, Maryland) and Jack Leverett (Bainbridge, Georgia) and Paralympian Jazmin Almlie-Ryan as Friday’s big winners.
This year’s USA Shooting National Championships, which runs through June 29, includes more than 300 athletes vying for National Team selections and, for some, preparing for the upcoming Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio. While many are attending this year’s Nationals have their eyes set on Tokyo 2020. The event is set-up to include two days of qualification matches followed by a final in all Olympic events.
With Thrasher’s sights clearly set on Rio, she’s just hoping that the success she’s found this year continues on into August. Last year she earned five medals at Nationals, which propelled her into her freshman season at West Virginia University where she went …Read the Rest