With over 23 new world records set, SASP athletes turned heads in nearly every division at the 2021 World Speed Shooting Championship! These junior shooters traveled to the CMP Marksmanship Park as individual competitors and returned home to their SASP teams with 64 different podium finishes between them. Each of these SASP athletes are ready to compete with their youth shooting sports teams at Nationals this summer in July at the Cardinal Shooting Center. The SASP National Championship is poised to break its own world record yet again this year as the largest action shooting event in the world.
Here are the SASP young guns of the World Speed Shooting Championship:
Nate Gibson of the Iowa Dead Shots set a new Steel Challenge world record for Rimfire Pistol Iron with a total time of 69.05 besting the previously listed record of 71.86. That may sound like a slim margin, but in the world of action shooting, Nate SHATTERED that record!
3rd Place, Master class Carry Optics
World Champion, 1st Place Junior, Rimfire Pistol Iron
2nd Place, 1st Place Junior, Rimfire Pistol Open
2nd Place, 1st Place Junior, Rimfire Rifle Iron
2nd Place Junior, 3rd Place, Rimfire Rifle Open
Emily Cunningham’s performance in Rimfire Rifle Open claimed the World Lady Championship Title.
Emily also placed at World’s in the following: Carry Optics 3rd place Lady, Rimfire Rifle Iron 2nd place Lady, Rimfire Rifle Open 3rd place Junior & 1st place Lady, Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron 2nd place Junior & 2nd place Lady, Pistol Caliber Carbine Open 2nd place Lady, Open 1st B Class and 3rd place Lady
SASP athlete, Bridget Cunningham not only won FIVE Lady World Championship titles but also set FIVE new Lady World Records, along with SEVENTEEN Lady World Record Stage Times.
Bridget’s long list of podium performances include: PCC Open 2nd place Junior and 1st place Lady, PCC Iron 2nd overall, 2nd place GM,1st place Junior, and 1st place Lady, Rimfire Rifle Open 2nd place Lady, Rimfire Rifle Iron 2nd place Junior and 1st place Lady, Rimfire Pistol Open 3rd place Junior and 1st place Lady, Rimfire Pistol Iron 3rd place Junior and 1st place Lady, Production 3rd place B, 2nd place Junior, and 3rd place Lady
Other notable performances by SASP Athletes include:
Timothy Guerrero of the South Texas Shooters: 1st place B Class Rimfire Pistol Iron, 1st place A class Rimfire Pistol Open, 1st place Master Rimfire Rifle Iron, 2nd place Master Rimfire Rifle Open, 1st place A class Pistol Caliber Carbine Open
Connor Knapp of the Boone/Hartford Hotshots: 1st Place U Class Rimfire Rifle Open 1st Place U Class Rimfire Pistol Open 1st Place U Class Pistol Caliber Carbine Open 1st Place U Class Rimfire Rifle Iron
Kylie Wells of the KC Steel Raiders: 1st High Overall (HOA) B class, 1st HOA Rimfire Rifle Iron B class, 2nd HOA A class, 2nd HOA Pistol Caliber Carbine Open, 2nd Rimfire Pistol Iron A Class, and 2nd Lady Rimfire Pistol Open
Alora Hager from Team Rio: 2nd Place Master Class Rimfire Pistol Iron, 1st Place B Class Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron
Kaylee Shaner from LCSA Young Guns: 1st Place Rimfire Rifle Open B Class
3rd Place Overall B Class
Gabe Berger of Tulsa SASP: 2nd place A Class Rimfire Pistol Iron, 3rd place Master Class Rimfire Rifle Iron
Sydney Vavroch from the Steel Shooters of Traer: 2nd B class Rimfire Pistol Iron, 2nd A class Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron
Bailey Gallagher of the COAHC Lead Slingers: 3rd place lady for Rimfire Rifle Iron
Tanner Gibson from the William Blount Shooting Team: 2nd place B class Rimfire Rifle Iron
Cody Kenon from Team Rio: 1st place A class Single Stack
Tristan Krauss of the Ballisticrats: 1st place A class Rimfire Rifle Open
Dustin Duhamel of Team Rio: 3rd Place B Class
About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) and Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Sacross the United States. The SASP and SCTP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
The mission of the SSSF is to provide and enhance personal growth and development opportunities for student athlete members; become the premier authority in all things pertaining to firearm-related pursuits for youth; pass on to future generations the legacy of lifelong, safe, responsible enjoyment of the shooting sports. This includes serving as a feeder/pipeline for organized, sanctioned shooting organizations and teams.