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    Army shooting team medals in air pistol event at 2012 Warrior Games

    Army shooting team medals in air pistol event at 2012 Warrior Games

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin | Staff Sgt. John Masters prepares himself mentally for the air rifle shooting finals of...... read more read more

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CT, UNITED STATES

    05.03.2012

    Story by Jennifer Spradlin 

    43rd Public Affairs Detachment

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The promise of expert shooting and a fun afternoon drew a large crowd to the U.S. Olympic Training Center Indoor Shooting Range on the third day of competition in the 2012 Warrior Games.

    The Warrior Games feature top athletes from across the Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Special Operations Command who are wounded, ill or injured. Veterans and service members compete in a variety of sporting events for individual or team medals and points toward the Chairman’s Cup.

    The Army team struggled early in the preliminary rounds and their scores from those rounds, while good enough to advance into the finals, made it difficult for them to rebound and fight for the medaling positions.

    No Army shooter was able to medal in the air rifle categories.

    The team, however, would not be completely shut out from the podium. Veterans Justin Miller and Benjamin Trescott each won a bronze in the air pistol shooting categories and Sgt. Fred Prince took home his second silver of the games. Shooting categories are determined by the U.S. Paralympic committee and address what limitations a shooter might possess.

    “I didn’t do my best. I could have done better, but I am definitely still proud to have won the bronze for the Army,” said Miller, a Gailon, Ohio, native. “I was happy to receive the medal, and I will continue to participate in this sport as long as possible.”

    The Army athletes still have an opportunity to make a run for the Chairman’s Cup with swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball still to be decided

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    Date Taken: 05.03.2012
    Date Posted: 05.05.2012 14:39
    Story ID: 87962
    Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CT, US

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