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SCTP Shooters Take USAS Team to Gold Medal and World Championship

2014 Junior World Team Champions: Sydney Carson, Hannah Houston, and Dania Vizzi
2014 Junior World Team Champions:
Sydney Carson, Hannah Houston, and Dania Vizzi
Three SCTP shooters comprising the Junior World USA Shooting Team have won a team gold medal and set an International Skeet world record last week at the 2014 World Shooting Championships in Granada, Spain.

Dania Vizzi of Odessa, Florida, Sydney Carson of North Liberty, Indiana and Hannah Houston of Columbia, Tennessee, earned a Junior World Team title in record-breaking fashion with a world’s-best score of 204, 11 targets ahead of second-place Czech Republic.

In addition, Dania Vizzi won individual honors as the Junior World Champion in Women’s Skeet. Sydney finished 5th overall individually, and Hannah finished 8th.

World Champion Dania Vizzi
World Champion Dania Vizzi
Through 75 shots of qualifying, Dania led her nearest competitor by three targets, an almost unheard-of advantage in skeet. While she wasn’t as dominant during the semifinals and finals, she didn’t have to be because neither were her opponents. She connected on 13/16 targets in the semifinal to advance to the final where she’d again connect on 13 targets to her opponent’s 12.

“I’m very satisfied,” Vizzi said. “It was a hard day and I’m happiest that I stayed consistent and focused all day. My main goal was to compete better than I did last year, and the result was amazing.” Dania, who started competitive shooting as a member of the Tampa Bay Clays SCTP team, now shoots for the University of Florida, also an SCTP team.

Congratulations to Dania, Sydney, and Hannah! We’re proud of you!

SCTP’s Sydney Carson Earns Junior World Cup Gold

Sydney Carson of SCTP’s Kosko Dust Devils proved why she’s known as Syd Vicious among her friends when she won the Women’s Skeet Gold Medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Syhl, Germany recently. Sydney was among four medalists and six individual finalists for the USA Shooting Team.

While the world stage podium may be somewhat new to Sydney, Gold Medals are nothing new for her. In 2013, Sydney was the SCTP Women’s International Skeet Champion.

Sydney ranked fourth during the 75-shot qualifier, but that all changed in the semifinals and finals where she outshot all six finalists. In her Gold Medal finals match-up, she defeated Russia’s Victoria Ostapets by a one-target margin, 13-12.

Along with her teammates Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida) and Hannah Houston (Columbia, Tennessee), Sydney was also part of the Gold Medal-winning team for Women’s Skeet.

Sydney just completed her junior year at John Glenn High School in North Liberty, Indiana. She is a member of the Kosko Dust Devils youth shotgun team affiliated with the Kosko Conservation Club in Warsaw. The club is part of the Scholastic Clay Target Program.

ISSF Junior World Cup medalists
Winning U.S. Team Members of the Gold-Medal winning Women’s Skeet team and the Bronze-Medal winning Women’s Trap team at the 2014 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
Photo courtesy of USA Shooting and Gary Anderson.

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