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)|
|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.
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