Posted September 23, 2015 4:14 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

GABALA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Silver medalist Steven SCOTT of Great Britain, Gold medalist Walton ELLER of the United States of America and Bronze medalist Vasily MOSIN of the Russian Federation pose with their medals after the Double Trap Men Finals at the Gabala Shooting Club during Day 4 of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun on August 11, 2015 in Gabala, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

USAMU Soldiers win automatic berths on U.S. Olympic Team

By Brenda Rolin, USAMU PAO

Staff Sgt. Glenn Eller, center, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, flashes the gold medal he won in men’s double trap Aug. 11 at the 2015 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in Gabala, Azerbaijan. Eller, currently ranked No. 1 in the world for men’s double trap, earned an automatic berth Sept. 14 during the 2015 ISSF Shotgun World Championships in Lonato, Italy. At left is silver-medalist Steven Scott of Great Britain and right is bronze-medalist Vasily Mosin, Russian Federation. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)
United States Army Marksmanship Unit
United States Army Marksmanship Unit

Fort Benning, GA -(AmmoLand.com)- Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) are headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after earning automatic berths on the Olympic Team this month.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael McPhail, a 2012 Olympian won his seat for men’s 50-meter prone rifle, and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Staff Sgt. Glenn Eller won his for men’s double trap. McPhail, who is the No. 1 men’s 50-meter prone shooter in the world, won a gold medal—his third this year—and a U.S. Olympic Team berth Sept. 3 at the …read more

Source:: AmmoLand

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