Six USA Shooting rifle, pistol and shotgun athletes earned prestigious U. S. Distinguished International Shooter Badges in 2022 with international championship performances that gave them the 30 or more International Excellence-in-Competition (IEIC) credit points required to receive the Badge. 2022 honorees included three members of the U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit, two members of the Ohio State University Pistol Team and one athlete who is a gun club manager in Kansas. Two of the six are women. The two youngest are 21 years of age, the oldest is 37 and their average age is 28. Two are rifle athletes, two are shotgun competitors and two are pistol athletes. Three were members of the very successful 2021 USA Olympic Shooting Team.
Junior Katrina Demerle Earns Historic Distinguished Air Rifle Badge #1
Katrina Demerle, 17, of Hamilton, Ohio, has earned the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Distinguished Air Rifle Badge #1. The latest addition to the CMP’s Distinguished Badge Program was introduced in early 2022. The Distinguished Badge Program awards marksmen and women who produce consistent scores at qualifying events where they may earn the Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) points […]
Green Springs Youth Athlete Earns National Distinguished Marksmanship Honor
Claudia Muzik, 16, of Green Springs, Ohio, recently earned her Junior Distinguished Badge – a respected award in the youth air rifle community that only 1,600 others have earned in the badge’s 20-year history. “It’s always been my goal to earn my Distinguished Badge,” said Claudia, who now holds Badge #1623. “I was speechless when […]
Granbury Athlete Earns Fastest Junior Distinguished Badge in School History
Sarah Folsom, 17, of Granbury, Texas, is a quick learner. In only her first year as a marksmanship athlete – and during an impeding global pandemic – she produced enough consistent competitive performances to earn a prestigious Junior Distinguished Badge, #1526. On top of that, she earned it in the shortest amount of time in […]