2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships

2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Teens from all across the United States gather at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. The top competitor in both the precision and sporter divisions takes home a $5,000 scholarship. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
A pair of boots lies next to a gun case as competitors in the sporter division take their kneeling shots at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
For the competition, .177 bore air pellets are used, and competitors are shooting at a target with a bullseye roughly the size of a the dot over the letter I in a newspaper. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Shooting stands are used to rest the air rifle between shots and store ammunition, as well as a place to keep reminders and personal messages. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
The top 15 sporter shooters in the nation take their prone shots at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. The top competitor in both the precision and sporter divisions takes home a $5,000 scholarship. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
15 Teens from all across the United States gather at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1 to compete in the precision division. The top competitor in both the precision and sporter divisions takes home a $5,000 scholarship. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Teens competing in the precision division take their standing shots on the first day of the Jr. Shooting Sports competition at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. The top competitor in both the precision and sporter divisions takes home a $5,000 scholarship. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Ann Rehbein talks to American Legion Auxiliary National President Nancy Brown-Park as they look at the scores during the Jr. Shooting Sports competition at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Teens from all across the United States gather at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. The top competitor in both the precision and sporter divisions takes home a $5,000 scholarship. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Precision shooters Michael Steinel of New Philladelphia, Ohio, left, and Kayla Gadeken of Seward, Neb. check their scores at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1. Steinel would move on to win the precision division the following day. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
A Jr. Shooting Sports shooter that advanced to the final round prepares at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, August 2. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Sporter and precision shooters relax before the final round of competition at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, August 2. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Madie Snyder of Kimball, Neb. checks her scores in the finals of the 2014 Jr. Shooting Sports sporter competition. Snyder came in second with a score of 2299.7, just 9.8 points behind winner Antonio Gross. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
The precision division allows shooters to wear vibration dampening clothing and use more advanced rifles than the sporter division. For both divisions, shots are electronically scored providing the shooter with real-time feedback and scoring. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Michael Steinel of New Philadelphia, Ohio hugs his coach and father Scott after winning the precision division at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, August 2. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Parents line up to take a group photo of the 30 competitors of the 2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, August 2. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
The 30 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships competitors with Sons of The American Legion National Commander Joe Gladden, Auxiliary President Nancy Brown-Park and Americanism Chairman Richard Anderson at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, August 2. The top competitor in both the precision and sporter divisions takes home a $5,000 scholarship. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
A 2014 American Legion Jr. Shooting Sports Championship gold medal. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
2014 Jr Shooting Sports Sporter champion Antonio Gross receives his medals and plaques and is congratulated by American Legion Auxiliary National President Nancy Brown-Park on Saturday, August 2. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Championships
Sons of The American National Commander Joe Gladden congratulates Michael Steinel on winning the 2014 Jr. Shooting Sports Precision championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, August 2. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

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