USA Young Eagles Take on the World at Camp Perry
Just like the Olympics, the World Long Range Target Shooting Championships event is held every four years. This year the World Championships take place in the USA, at Camp Perry, Ohio. The USA Young Eagles Rifle Team will be there, competing against six other under-25 rifle teams from other countries. You can help the USA Young Eagles Team by visiting the Young Eagles’ GoFundMe Page and making a secure donation.
Background of the Young Eagles Team
In 1999, the World Individual Long Range Championships were held at Bloemfontein in South Africa. Ian Cheeseman, a competitor, noticed that the United States was the only major country in attendance without an Under 21 (“U21″) or Under 25 (“U25″) Team. The following year, Ian founded the inaugural Young Eagles team to compete at the Millennium Matches held at Bisley in England. The Team proved to be world-beaters. At Bisley in 2000, the Young Eagles defeated ten other international junior teams and won the inaugural Under-21 World Championship.
Since the Millennium Matches in 2000, the USA Young Eagles Rifle Team has competed in many international competitions, which include the 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Long Range Championships. The USA Young Eagles Rifle Team is now composed of the top shooters of the USA Under-25 National Rifle Team, selected to represent the USA in International and World Championship Competitions.
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