By Brittany Nelson, USAS Public Relations & Communications Manager
COLO SPRGS, CO (April 10, 2023) – U.S. Shooting Olympic Medalists Will Shaner, Ginny Thrasher, and Brian Burrows are making appearances at the USA Shooting booth (#2802) at the 2023 NRA Annual Meeting April 14-16, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Olympic medalists will be available for photos and autographs at the booth of USA Shooting, the National Governing Body for Olympic and Paralympic shooting sports.
Will Shaner is a 2020 Tokyo gold Olympic medalist in Men’s 10m Air Rifle. Shaner currently competes for the rifle team at the University of Kentucky where he is a four-time all American athlete. He won second place at the 2023 NCAA Smallbore Rifle Championship.
Ginny Thrasher is a 2016 Rio gold Olympic medalist in Women’s 10m Air Rifle. Thrasher won the very first gold medal for America at the Rio Olympic Games. Thrasher trains at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The West Virginia University graduate enjoys educating and entertaining folks about the world of competitive shooting on her social media platforms (@GinnyThrasher).
Brian Burrows is a 2020 Tokyo bronze Olympic medalist in Mixed Trap Team. Burrows earned his medal alongside teammate Madelynn Bernau. Burrows, a Fallbrook, California, native, is a two-time Pan American games medalist and three-time national champion. Burrows started shooting in trap competitions at the young age of eight.
Michael Tagliapietra, a 2016 Rio Paralympian, and Chance Cover, a USA Shooting Rifle Developmental Team athlete will also be representing USA Shooting at the booth.
All of the athletes excelled in their shooting career with the help and support of USA Shooting. USA Shooting in a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives no government funding. USA Shooting is successful in large part because of our members.
By becoming a member of USA Shooting, you are supporting the dreams of our current and future Olympians/Paralympians. Visit the USA Shooting booth (#2802) to learn more about the organization, grab some swag, and to become a supporting member.
Learn more about becoming a USA Shooting member online at https://members.usashooting.org/memberregistration.