Two teams from the USA competed in the Mixed Team Trap competition earlier today at the 2018 ISSF World Championships in Changwon, Korea.
The USA1 team of Kayle Browning and Will Hinton were in the hunt after their first round where both shot a 24/25 for a team score of 48. A second round 45 (22/25 for Kayle and 23/25 for Will) moved them out of the top 10 and made it difficult to come back. A third round 47 (Kayle 23/25, Will 24/25) left them just one target back from being in a shoot-off for the finals with a score of 140/150. They ended up finishing in 11th place after winning Bronze at the World Cup in Tucson in July.
The USA2 team of Corey Cogdell and Jake Wallace didn’t fair as well. Jake shot a consistent 22/25 in all three rounds. Corey finished strong with a third round 23/25, but the damage was already done after shooting a 17/25 in each of her first two rounds. USA 2 would go on to finish in 47th place with a score of 123/150. Corey and Jake won the Gold medal in Mixed Team Trap at the World Cup in Tucson in July.
During qualification, the RUS1 team of Ekaterina Rabaya / Alexey Alipov and the SVK1 team of Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova / Erik Varga equalled the World Record of 146/150. Slovakia would go on to take the Gold with Russia taking Silver. The GBR1 team of Kirsty Barr and Aaron Heading brought home the Bronze.
Trap shooting at the World Championships will wrap up tonight with the Junior Mixed Team event. The USA1 team of Silver Medalist Logan Lucas and Emma Williams will compete with the USA2 team of Carey Garrison and Dale Royer. Competition starts at 7:30pm EDT tonight with finals at 1:00am. See our viewing guide for the 2018 World Championships for links to the finals.