U.S. Shotgun Team Set for 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Eight shotgun athletes have qualified for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 after the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Trials.

by posted on March 24, 2024
Usa Shooting Olympic Team Lede
Top, from left: Conner Prince, Vincent Hancock, Austen Smith and Dania Vizzi (skeet); Ryann Phillips, Rachel Tozier, Will Hinton and Derrick Mein (trap). Bottom, from left: Dania Vizzi; Rachel Tozier; Austen Smith
Photos by Joshua Schave/USA Shooting

By Brittany Nelson, USAS Public Relations & Communications Manager

Eight shotgun athletes, Rachel Tozier, Ryann Phillips, Derrick Mein, Will Hinton, Vincent Hancock, Conner Prince, Austen Smith, and Dania Vizzi have qualified for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 after the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Trials—Shooting Shotgun Part 2 in Tucson, Arizona, March 11-17.

The qualified trap and skeet athletes are as follows:

Rachel Tozier: Women’s Trap

  • Pattonsburg, Missouri
  • Qualified for her first Olympic team
  • 2023 Pan American Games bronze medalist
  • Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

Ryann Phillips: Women’s Trap

  • Gail, Texas
  • Qualified for her first Olympic team
  • 2024 CAT Games bronze medalist
  • 2023 junior world champion
  • Currently attending University A&M Corpus Christi

Derrick Mein: Men’s Trap

  • Paola, Kansas
  • Olympian (Tokyo 2020)
  • 2024 CAT Games gold medalist
  • 2022 world champion

Will Hinton: Men’s Trap

  • Dacula, Georgia
  • Qualified for his first Olympic team
  • 2022 CAT Games champion
  • Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

Vincent Hancock: Men’s Skeet

  • Eatonton, Georgia
  • Four-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016,2020), 3-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Could become the sixth athlete ever to win the same individual Olympic event four times and only the fourth American to do so after Al Oerter, Carl Lewis and Michael Phelps (and the first in shooting).
  • 2023 Pan American Games champion
  • Over 24 International Medals

Conner Prince: Men’s Skeet

  • Burleson, Texas
  • Qualified for his first Olympic team
  • 2023 World Cup gold medalist in Mixed Team Skeet
  • Was coached by Vincent Hancock

Austen Smith: Women’s Skeet

  • Keller, Texas
  • Olympian (Tokyo 2020)
  • 2023 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist in Mixed Team Skeet
  • Was coached by Vincent Hancock

Dania Vizzi: Women’s Skeet

  • Odessa, Florida
  • Qualified for her first Olympic team
  • 2023 Pan American Games gold medalist in Mixed Team Skeet
  • 2023 World Championship silver medalist

View all official results from the U.S. Olympic Trials below:

Trap Scores

Skeet Scores

View photos from the competition here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usashooting/albums/72177720315401222

The Olympic Games Paris 2024 take place in Paris, France, July 26- Aug. 11, 2024, and will be covered in person by NRA SSUSA.org Editor-in-Chief John Parker.

 

 

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