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On Wednesday, May 9, Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher qualified for her first Final since 2016 at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Rifle and Pistol at Fort Benning, GA. Thrasher’s last shot in the Final was a 10.8—not enough to overcome the lead put forth by the eventual Chinese medalists—leaving Thrasher with a respectable fifth place finish.

The World Cup opened with the women’s 10m air rifle event. Thrasher qualified for the Final in seventh place with a score of 627.4. Subsequently, silver medalist Yingjie Zhu of China posted a world-record qualification score of 633.4, showcasing the extremely talented field at this World Cup.

Thrasher summed up the Final event with her usual positive attitude and patriotism, noting the significance of her performance with other international athletes on her country’s home field.

Check out the full article by by John Parker at NRA Shooting Sports USA

Lead photo by Nicolo Zangirolami/ISSF

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The weekend of Oct 21-22 feature twenty NCAA Rifle teams competing at seven different ranges. The top four teams continued to break the 4700 Aggregate score (WVU-4739, TCU-4726, UK-4714, and Murray State-4704).  Ginny Thrasher (WVU) had the high score of matches this weekend with an 1189. Mindy Miles (TCU) and Henrik Larsen (UK) both led their teams with 1187.

WVU: The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team shot an NCAA air rifle record with a winning 2392 air rifle total, two-points  better than the previous NCAA record of 2390 the team set in a win over Ohio State on Sept. 30.  Ginny Thrasher paced WVU with a 1189 with their win over Ole Miss.

Top 4 WVU Individual Aggregate scores:

TCU: The No 1 ranked TCU Horned Frogs continued undefeated with another excellent aggregate match score of 4,726 at Murray State. This follows 4,728 4,726 and 4,718 in their first three matches. Mindy Miles led the way with a 1187, as they scored a win over Murray St and Jacksonville St.

Top 5 TCU Individual Aggregate scores:

UK: The third-ranked UK rifle team picked up its second consecutive ranked win after it defeated No. 16 Morehead State, 4714-4625.  The Wildcats have fired above 4700 in every match this season.  Henrick Larsen fired an 1187 aggregate score and was the top individual for the third time in as many matches. Carr and Azzinaro made up the remainder of the top three.
Top 5 UK Individual Aggregate scores:

Murray State: In a three way match with TCU and Jacksonville St, Murray placed second. They only trailed TCU in Air-rifle by two points. However TCU had a 20 point lead from Smallbore.

Check out the links above for the NCAA Rifle Scoreboard, as well as the University Rifle sites.

admin Oct 22 '17 · blogs+tags miles, ncaa, tcu, thrasher, uk, wvu, henrick
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Olympic champion Ginny Thrasher is one of 18 amateur athletes selected as a semifinalist for the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) James E. Sullivan Award. 

A 19-year-old NCAA national champion, Thrasher represented the U.S. in Rio and earned the country's first gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 10m air rifle. Thrasher defeated her veteran opponent in the finals by a full point, a wide margin in perhaps the Games' most precise sport.


Ginny Thrasher nominated for 2016 James E Sullivan awardThe shooting sports community can now vote to help advance Ginny to one of six AAU Sullivan Award Finalists.  You can vote daily now through Monday 3/13/17 at the James E Sullivan Award site!


Remember - you can vote once per day!!

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