Hancock, Rhode Win Skeet Competitors at Fall Choice

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (October 9, 2017) – The Fall Choice Match for Shotgun concluded yesterday on the Delta Resort and Spa close to Tillar, Arkansas with two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Georgia) and six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode (El Monte, California, pictured) successful their respective Males’s and Girls’s occasions in a hotly-contested Skeet competitors.

The Fall Choice Match was half one in every of a two-part qualification system to pick out the shotgun athletes for the 2018 Worldwide Capturing Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship August 31-September 14 in Changwon, South Korea. This choice match featured 250 Qualification targets introduced over 4 days of competitors plus one Ultimate. The second stage of World Championship choice will happen on the 2018 Spring Choice Match, March 19-25 in Tucson, Arizona. Efficiency at Fall Choice will even decide athlete members for the season-opening 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, March 2-12.

Olympic qualification and nation quota allocations formally get underway throughout subsequent 12 months’s World Championship. Juniors will earn their World Championship choice throughout one match at subsequent 12 months’s Spring Choice.

Hancock, the reigning Nationwide Champion in Males’s Skeet, dropped solely three targets over the 4 days to complete first in Qualification with 247 targets. He would additionally go on to win the Ultimate after defeating his two-time Olympic teammate Frank Thompson (Alliance, Nebraska) in a shootoff. Thompson completed second place general. Phillip Jungman (U.S. Military Marksmanship Unit/Caldwell, Texas) completed in third place general.

Rhode additionally completed Qualification solely lacking three targets for 247 hits. She additionally received the Ultimate by a five-target margin. Through the 2017 season, Rhode received two golds and a silver on the three ISSF World Cups. Most not too long ago Rhode completed in fourth place on the World Championship in Moscow, Russia.

Ending in second place was Rhode’s World Championship teammate Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, Louisiana). Haley Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa) tied Amber English (Colorado Springs, Colorado) in choice factors after Qualification and the Ultimate so third place was determined in a shootoff which Dunn received, Four-Three. Not too long ago-crowned World Champion Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida) completed in fifth place and Junior World Champion Katie Jacob (Rochester, Michigan) completed in eighth place.

Full outcomes from the 2017 Fall Choice Match

Lure competitors concluded at Fall Choice on October Three with Ashley Carroll (Solvang, California) and Grayson Davey (Anchorage, Alaska) taking high honors. TRAP RECAP

2018 Shotgun Choice Procedures: WORLD CUPS | WORLD CHAMPS & CAT | JR WORLD CHAMPS


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