Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Kentucky Rifle Impresses at USA Shooting National Championships

uk rifle1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/11/13) – The Kentucky rifle team’s seven representatives shined at the USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/ Pistol in Bennington, Ga., this past weekend. The Wildcats finished with one national champion and multiple top-10 finishers in both open and junior events.
 
“Overall I thought we did really well for the week,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “We competed very well during the finals. I think that is a tribute to the hard work the team has put in through the past few months leading up to this event. I feel that it is a great place to start the summer and gives us a little fuel for the fall.”
 
Sophomore Connor Davis soared, taking gold in the Men’s Open National Championships with a score of 1263.9. He also took the title of Junior National Champion in Air Rifle with a score of 1255.9. The 20-year-old native of Shelbyville, Ky., earned a spot on the USA Shooting National Team for air rifle thanks to his success.
 
Another impressive outing in men’s air rifle came from junior Cody Manning, who placed third in 10m Junior’s Air Rifle with a score of 1236.8 and eighth in Men’s Open Air Rifle with a score of 1232.8.
 
“I had a bunch of performance goals and score goals, and I met all of them,” said Manning. “I was pleased to perform on a big stage the way I wanted to. It was nice to see the extra work, after the NCAA season that I put in, pay off.”
 
Assistant coach Amy Sowash and senior Emily Holsopple had stellar performances, as well. Sowash finished second overall in Women’s 10m Air Rifle with 840 scoring average. Holsopple was close behind with a score of 823.2, putting her in fifth place. Holsopple scored 1180 to take second place at the Women’s 50mThree Position, while Sowash finished fourth overall at 1178.
 
“We had a big group down there,” assistant coach Amy Sowash said. “It’s one of the biggest groups we’ve sent down there in a long time, and they all did excellent. We had lots of [personal records], lots of people in finals, people winning finals and making world cup teams, lots of blue on the podium. I think that’s something special, when you send that many people, to see success across the board.”
 
Sowash, Holsopple and Davis all qualified to compete in the fourth and final ISSF World Cup Stage in Granada, Spain, in July due to their strong finishes.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris Shoals (UK Athletics)

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Hopkins County Schools Hold Talent Show For Elementary Students

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/22/14) — Hopkins County Schools brought together singers, dancers, and performers at the… Read More

Representative Waide Honored in the House

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/22/14) — Rep. Ben Waide, R-Madisonville (second from right), was honored in the House during the last… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 22, 2014 9902

18 EPA Earth Day Events Take Action on…

in News by EPA
April 21, 2014 5287

Meet The Hopkins County Magistrate…

in News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 23, 2014 4604

Dawson Springs Letter Carrier Sentenced…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 22, 2014 4241

Three Juveniles Charged in Connection…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 21, 2014 3751

Fire Destroys Old Tobacco Building in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 22, 2014 2603

Madisonville Woman Charged with Internet…

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
April 19, 2014 1598

Fifth Third on Main Street Comes Down

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 19, 2014 1443

MPD Arrests Juveniles for Recent Rash of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
April 23, 2014 1247

MPD Detectives Investigate Hanson…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
April 19, 2014 1125

Louisville Man Charged in Madisonville…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 21, 2014 3252

'Heath & Molly' Benefit Concert…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 21, 2014 1693

Owensboro Chamber Plans First ‘Lunch…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 22, 2014 820

DCPS Among Top 100 Nationally for Finance…

in News by Lora Wimsatt
April 22, 2014 639

New Hwy. 54 Traffic Light to Go Into…

in News by Keith Todd
April 22, 2014 312

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Plans Exhibit

in Top Stories by Mary Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 22, 2014 4241

Three Juveniles Charged in Connection…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 21, 2014 3751

Fire Destroys Old Tobacco Building in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 21, 2014 1966

One Injured in Rosewood Wreck

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 22, 2014 1452

Muhlenberg Last Day of School

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 22, 2014 1159

Parsons Named Student of the Month

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03