By Brittany Nelson, USAS Public Relations & Communications Manager

COLO SPRGS, CO (April 18, 2024) – USA Shooting athletes brought home an impressive 16 medals from the 2024 Championship of the Americas (CAT) Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 31-April 8.

The U.S. was one of the 21 countries competing for a chance to raise our flag over the podium. Over 170 athletes participated in the annual rifle and pistol competition. Many Paris 2024 Olympic qualified athletes competed and earned medals for the U.S. at the CAT Games.

Nick Mowrer, a two-time Olympian, earned the first medal for the U.S. with a silver in Men’s 10m Air Pistol. Mowrer made his way into the final after shooting a qualification score of 572. Teammate Jay Shi also shot a qualification score of 572 and competed in the final alongside Mowrer. Mowrer, a soldier in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete program, triumphed over Tugrul Ozer, of Canada, to win silver.

The women’s air pistol athletes continued America’s success by earning two more spots on the coveted podium. Paris Olympic qualified athletes Katelyn Abeln and Lexi Lagan earned silver and bronze respectively. Lagan qualified for the final by shooting a score of 576 and Abeln qualified with a score of 571. Lagan qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Women’s Air Pistol and Abeln qualified for both Women’s Air and Sport Pistol.

Abeln also helped the Women’s 25m Sport Pistol Team claim the gold medal. Abeln shot alongside teammates Ada Korkhin, and Lisa Emmert Traciak.

Sagen Maddalena, also Paris qualified, earned the U.S. another CAT Games medal by securing gold in Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle. Maddalena, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USMAU), clenched gold by trumping Andrea Palafox, of Mexico, who finished second.

Maddalena tripled her gold medal count by also placing first in both Women’s 10m Air Rifle and 50m Rifle Prone. Sagen then earned a silver medal with teammate Ivan Roe in Mixed Team Air Rifle. Maddalena will be competing at the Paris Olympics this summer in both Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle.

Roe, another Paris qualified athlete, took home more than just the mixed team silver medal. He topped the podium in Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle, earning a gold medal by out shooting Tye Ikeda, of Canada, who finished second. Roe, a sergeant in the USAMA, went on to earn a total of six medals CAT Games. The Manhattan, Montana, native will be competing in Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Mixed Team Air Rifle, and Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle this summer in Paris.

Tim Sherry, a staff sergeant in the USAMU, shared the podium with Roe and Braden Peiser when the trio earned gold in Men’s 50m Smalbore Team. Sherry, of Evergreen, Colorado, found himself back on the podium several times over the span of the competition. Sherry earned a total of four medals at the 2024 CAT Games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Ali Weisz, and 2023 Pan American Games medalist Rylan Kissell also contributed to the overall U.S. medal count. The duo earned gold in Mixed Team Air Rifle, Weisz took home silver in Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Kissell joined Sherry and Roe on the top of the podium for gold in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team.

See all medal results of the 2024 Rifle/Pistol CAT Games below:

  1. Nick Mowrer: silver, Men’s air pistol
  2. Katelyn Abeln: silver, Women’s Air Pistol
  3. Lexi Lagan: bronze, Women’s Air Pistol
  4. Sagen Maddalena: gold, Women’s 50m Smallbore Rifle
  5. Ivan Roe: gold, Men’s 50m Smallbore Rifle
  6. Ivan Roe, Tim Sherry, and Braden Peiser: Gold, Men’s 50m Smallbore Team
  7. Katelyn Abeln, Ada Korkhin, and Lisa Emmert Traciak: gold, Women’s 25m Sport Pistol
  8. Sagen Maddalena: gold, Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  9. Ali Weisz: silver, Women’s 10m Air Rifle
  10. Tim Sherry, Rylan Kissell, and Ivan Roe: gold, Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team
  11. Tim Sherry: bronze, Men’s 10m Air Rifle
  12. Rylan Kissell & Ali Weisz: gold, Mixed Team Air Rifle
  13. Sagen Maddalena & Ivan Roe: silver, Mixed Team Air Rifle
  14. Sagen Maddalena: gold, 50m Rifle Prone
  15. Ivan Roe: bronze, 50m Rifle Prone
  16. Tim Sherry, Ivan Roe, and Nick Mowrer: silver, Team 50m Rifle Prone

View official results here:

In just three months, the U.S. Olympic shooting team will take the stage at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, July 26- Aug. 11.

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