March 7th, 2008

Lones Wigger Nominated for Olympic Hall of Fame

Lones Wigger Olympic ShooterLegendary shooter Lones Wigger Jr. is among 18 finalists selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the Olympian Hall of Fame. Now 70, Wigger is a three-time Olympian, having competed at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico and the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he won a combined two gold medals and one silver. Wigger also set multiple world records and has won many world championships, both individually and as a Team USA member. Vote for Wigger online at USOlympicHallof to help him in joining the Olympic Hall of Fame inductees. To learn more about Wigger’s accomplishments, visit the USA Shooting Team site.

Lanny Basham Winning in the WindLones Wigger, along with fellow Olympic shooter Lonny Bassham, has created one of the best guides to wind reading, Winning in the Wind, an interactive DVD. Winning in the Wind covers mirage and the strategies for shooting in different wind conditions. The DVD has over 100 digital graphics, photos, and ilustrations, plus a complete interactive shot chart showing wind effects. The DVD also offers helpful hints for staying mentally focused when dealing with fickle and erratic winds. This CD-Rom is available for $35.00 from Champion’s Choice, or directly from the Lanny Basham website,

Lones Wigger Olympic Shooter
Lones Wigger (center), 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, 300m Free Rifle. (This centerfire event is no longer held in the Olympics.)

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