By Brittany Nelson, USAS Public Relations & Communications Manager

COLO SPRGS, CO (Oct. 13, 2023) – The U.S. Olympic Trials part one for Rifle/Pistol has concluded after an eventful week at Fort Moore, Georgia, Sept. 28-Oct. 3. With shotgun having finished their part one trials back in May, all three USA Shooting Olympic disciplines are one step closer to naming their Paris 2024 teams.

The rifle/pistol competition resulted in many notable finishes including Ivan Roe who placed first overall in both Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions and Men’s 10m Air Rifle. Roe secured his first place finishes by shooting the top scores in qualification relays in both guns. He went on to win the finals in each discipline. Roe is looking to make his Olympic debut in Paris 2024. Roe, and the rest of the rifle and pistol athletes have two more trials competitions to shoot in before the official team is named.

“It is extremely taxing,” said Roe when asked about the selection process. “You are trying to maintain peak performance for the entire time, but because it’s such a long process it’s very difficult. My last two attempts at making the Olympic team I wasn’t able to stay focused. I’ve been trying to pay more attention to my process instead of the result this go around, and it seems to be working,”

Sagen Maddalena, 2023 World Championship bronze medalist, also placed first in both of the women’s rifle events. Maddalena competed in her first Olympics in 2021 at the Tokyo Games. Maddalena and Roe are not only USA Shooting National Team members, but are both soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, headquartered at Fort Moore.

Nick Mowrer, a two-time Olympian, had an impressive performance at trials part one as well. He placed third overall in Men’s 10m Air Pistol and tied for fifth in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions. Mowrer shoots both rifle and pistol Olympic disciplines, a rare accomplishment. Mowrer is also a soldier, but with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, headquartered at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“The Olympic trials are accompanied with an odd feeling,” said Mowrer, a Butte, Montana native. “They are always different from the normal matches. You have the grind of normal competitions, like World Cups, that you are used to, but the trials, much like the Olympics, are just different in nature. Maybe it’s the conclusion of all the hard work you have put in over the last three years, but the trials are a steppingstone.”

A total of eight different events were shot, each with a final where the top eight qualifying competitors competed for first, second, and third place medals. Current overall standings were calculated based on the two combined qualifying scores plus points from participating in a final.

The following are the current overall standings after Olympic Trials part one:

Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

1st: Ivan Roe

2nd: Tim Sherry

3rd: A tie between Peter Fiori and Matthew Sanchez

5th: A tie between Nick Mowrer and Tyler Wee


Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

1st: Sagen Maddalena

2nd: Mary Tucker

3rd: Katie Zaun

4th: Gabriela Zych

5th: Molly McGhin

6th: Isabella Baldwin


Men’s 10m Air Rifle

1st: Ivan Roe

2nd: Rylan Kissell

3rd: Tim Sherry

4th: Gavin Barnick

5th: Brandon Muske

6th: Lucas Kozeniesky


Women’s 10m Air Rifle

1st: Sagen Maddalena

2nd: Alison Weisz

3rd:  Mary Tucker

4th: Katie Zaun

5th: Jeanne Haverhill

6th: A tie between Kristen Hemphill and Gabriela Zych


Men’s 10m Air Pistol

1st: Jay Shi

2nd: James Hall

3rd: Nick Mowrer

4th: Samuel Gens

5th: A tie between Remington Smith and Timothy Schmeltzer


Women’s 10m Air Pistol

1st: Lexi Lagan

2nd: Katelyn Abeln

3rd: Suman Sanghera

4th: Ada Korkhin

5th: Nathalia Tobar Prado

6th: Lisa Emmert Traciak


Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

1st: Keith Sanderson

2nd: Henry Leverett

3rd: Austin Stone

4th: Pranav Kamath

5th: John McNally

6th: Blaine Simpson


Women’s 25m Sport Pistol

1st: Ada Korkhin

2nd: Katelyn Abeln

3rd: Lisa Emmert Traciak

4th: Lexi Lagan

5th: Abbie Leverett

6th: Nathalia Tobar Prado

See complete results here:

Shotgun completed the first half of their Olympic Trials in May of this year at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. Part one trials yielded the current rankings:

Men’s Skeet

1st: Vincent Hancock

2nd: Conner Prince

3rd: Hayden Stewart

4th: Benjamin Keller

5th: Mark Staffen

6th: Dustan Taylor


Women’s Skeet

1st: Austen Smith

2nd: Dania Vizzi

3rd: Samantha Simonton

4th: Katharina Jacobs

5th: Alishia “Fayth” Lane

6th: Amber English


Men’s Trap

1st: Derrick Mein

2nd: Seth Inman

3rd: Logan Lucas

4th: Derek Haldeman

5th: Walter “Glen” Eller

6th: Matthew Killeen


Women’s Trap

1st: Ashley Carroll

2nd: Rachel Tozier

3rd: Ryann Phillips

4th: Carey Garrison

5th: Julia Stallings

6th: Alicia Gough

View full results here:

Olympic Trials part two for shotgun will take place March 11-17, 2024, at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Rifle/Pistol Olympic Trials part two will he held this December at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, along with the first Paralympic Shooting Trials.

Find dates and details for the rest of the Olympic and Paralympic trials here:



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