July 7th, 2008

Matt Emmons Wins Big at Nationals

The 2008 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol came to a close today with Matt Emmons earning his third national title of the competition, taking first place in the Men’s 3-Position Rifle event. Matt won an Olympic Gold Medal in 2004 and will be on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team going to China. Matt is married to Czech Shooter Katerina Kurkova, 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2002 World Champion.

Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.), finished on top with final of 101.1 and a total score of 2455.1. Earlier in the competition, Emmons also claimed the Men’s Air Rifle and Men’s 3 Position Rifle titles. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) member and 1996 Olympian Eric Uptagrafft (Spokane, Wash) took second place with a total score of 2437.1 and USAMU member Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) finished in third place with 2435.8. The 2008 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol were held at Ft. Benning’s International Shooting Complex, home of the USAMU.

Photo courtesy USAShooting.org

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