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Weisz Qualifies for World Championships


Ole Miss rifle alum Alison Weisz continues to compete on the national and international stage and late last week, she qualified for the United States Team for the 2018 World Shooting Championships.

Weisz earned the third team spot behind current TCU shooter Mindy Miles and former TCU shooter Sarah Beard. The selection process used results from Winter Air Gun this past December and scores fired in the Spring Selection Match last week at the Army Marksmanship Unit in Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Athletes began their quest during the 2017 Winter Airgun Championships and solidified their standing at the Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match following a two-day match and final.  Team spots were handed out to the top-three finishers in Men's and Women's Air Rifle and Pistol. The World Championships will take place August 31-September 15 in Changwon, South Korea.

In Women's Air Rifle, Mindy Miles of TCU was the top overall selection. She edged fellow TCU alum Sarah Beard by 9.7 points with Alison Weisz (Belgrade, Montana) earning the final selection spot. Weisz posted a combined score of 2080.4 to edge reigning Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher of West Virginia University (2080.1) for the final spot.

"I'm very excited for Ali," said head coach Marsha Beasley.  The World Shooting Championships are only held every four years. Ali has been shooting air rifle very well the last three years. She thrives when the pressure is on and I look forward to seeing her on the world stage."

Weisz finished a decorated career at Ole Miss in 2017, earning All-America honors twice in air rifle and finishing third at the 2016 NCAA Championships. 


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    This is amazing with what he have done so far! Hope that he'll achieve more in the future!

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