Through the generosity of the shooting sports community, the USA Shooting Team will be represented for the first time at the International Junior Shotgun Cup, August 25-26, in Orimattila, Finland. Six of the top junior international trap shooters in America begin competition Saturday thanks to privately-donated funds from over 40 donors and organizations following requests from the USA Shooting Team Foundation and the USA Shooting Junior Fundraising Committee.
Providing top international experience, this is first time that USA Shooting has sent a team to participate in this international event. The three female and three male junior shooters includes athletes from California, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. Participating as part of Team USA are 2012 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship medalists including Ashley Carroll (Solvang, Calif.), Rebekah Lowen (Hillsboro, Mo.) and Austin Odom (Benton, Ark.). Also joining the team are Dakotah Richardson (Godley, Texas) National Junior Championships bronze medalist and 2012 Junior Olympic team members Kimberly Bowers (Lafayette, Calif.) and Michael Flores (Sacramento, Calif.).
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