SCTP shooter Myles Walker from Burlington, Wisconsin has won the gold medal for bunker trap in USA Shooting’s Fall Selection Match. The match was held November 6-11 at the Delta Resort and Spa in Tillar, Arkansas.
Myles was one of four athletes awarded a spot on USA Shooting’s National Team as a result of his performance at the SCTP National Championship for international disciplines held in July in Colorado Springs. Hank Garvey and Nic Moscetti, who also earned their National Team spots at the SCTP Nationals, placed 4th and 5th, respectively, at the Fall Selection Match.
Six bunker trap competitors withstood the intensity of 500 targets and four finals matches to emerge as 2015 World Cup selections for the USA Shooting Team as a result of the four-day competition. The Fall Selection Match served as the second phase of selection for the first three upcoming World Cup competitions to begin 2015, including events in Acapulco, Mexico and Al Ain, UAE in March and Laranaca, Cypress in late April where the top three athletes will compete.
Fall Selection Match is also serving as the first of a two-part selection process for the Pan American Games (July), the last World Cup of 2015 in Gabala, Azerbaijan (August) and the 2015 World Clay Target Championships (September).
Myles, a sophomore at Lindenwood University, participates in SCTP as a member of his college team’s shotgun sports team. The win in Tillar places Myles in a great position to earn USA Shooting Team status come Spring Selection in April.
“SCTP has provided me with the opportunity to flourish both as an athlete and an individual,” Myles commented. “The benefit of the experience I have had surpasses any other activity I have been involved with.”
Congratulations to Myles, Hank, and Nic for earning their National Team positions and representing SCTP well!