Monday, December 12, 2011

Congratulations Eric Uptagrafft

USA Shooting names 2011 Athletes of the Year

USA Shooting of Colorado Springs, Colorado has named Kim Rhode and Eric Uptagrafft as their 2011 Athletes of the Year.

Kim Rhode (USA Shooting photo)
KIm Rhode is a Women's Skeet athlete.

Eric Uptagrafft (USA Shooting photo)

Eric Uptagrafft is a Sergeant First Class assigned to the US Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia.  

Uptagrafft has always been a first class marksman.  When he was a full-time shooter at the 5th Army Marksmanship Training Unit, in 1987, I was a temporary shooter at the 6th Army Marksmanship Unit.  Uptagrafft has demonstrated what not only talent, but determination and perseverance produces.

Congratulations to both.

USA Shooting is a non-profit corporation that organizes and manages shooting programs nationwide to prepare shooting athletes for Olympic competition.  I believe USA Shooting is one of the "unsung heros" that supports shooting competitions.

USA Shooting relies on donations for its operation.  You can contribute here.  If that link doesn't work just go to USA Shooting and click on the "Donate Now" button.

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