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How about USA Shooting Shotgun Athlete Morgan Craft?

By USAYESS, 10/01/15, 4:00PM PDT


Well, Here's A little history.

Morgan started shooting international skeet at 14 years old but before that she began shooting rifles in 4H when she was seven years old because her father and paternal grandparents were instructors for 4H. In high school, she began 4H shotgun and joined the Sullivan County High School shotgun sports team. She earned a varsity letter in shooting was introduced to international skeet by Charlie Ziegler and honed her skill later with the late BJ McDaniel.

In addition to shooting, she also enjoys skiing and hunting. Morgan was also a member of her high school's soccer and basketball teams. Graduated in 2015 from Lindenwood University majoring in Exercise Science with a career objective to be a physician's assistant in cardiology.

Credits Lindenwood University Sports Psychology professor Paul Wright as an important ingredient in her string of recent success. "He has one of the best personalities and teaching techniques I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. He's extremely inspiring with all of his stories of brilliant athletic performances, is ALWAYS positive, and can make anyone laugh continuously. He taught me a lot about myself in my sport and every time I leave his office I feel even more inspired to be a better athlete and just a better person in general."

Earned a 2016 Olympic Team nomination in September 2015 through USA Shooting's Olympic Points system as a result of her World Championship golden performance and backed by silver and bronze-medal performances in back-to-back World Cup events in 2015. She didn't finish outside the top-eight internationally once in five events.

Lists two favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. "Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it!"

Competition Highlights:

2016 Olympic Team member
2015 World Champion
2015 World Cup Gabala, Silver Medalist
2015 World Cup Larnaca, Bronze Medalist
2014 USA Shooting National Championships Gold Medalist
2013 USA Shooting National Championships Bronze Medalist
2013 USA Shooting National Championships Junior Champion
2013 Spring Selection Match Bronze Medalist
2012 World Cup Tucson, 4th Place
2011 World Clay Target Championships, Junior Bronze Medalist and Team Gold Medal
2011 Fall Selection, Silver Medalist
2011 National Championships, Junior Bronze Medalist
2010 Fall Selection Junior Silver Medalist
2010 National Championships, Junior Bronze Medalist