SCI-sponsored Olympic shooter, Corey Cogdell, was born in Alaska and grew up shooting and hunting with her father. She joined her local 4-H Club shooting program, and from there went on to train for Olympic-style trapshooting.
As an accomplished trapshooter, Cogdell became the first American woman to ever win an Olympic medal in her sport. In 2008, she was the only member of the Olympic Women’s Trapshooting Team, and in Bejing won Team USA’s first shooting medal of the Olympics—the bronze in Women’s Trap.
Safari Club International will be well represented this summer at the Olympics in London, England. Both woman shotgun competitors on the U.S. team are hunters and representatives of SCI. Kim Rhode, who will set a new all-time record if she medals this year, has been an SCI Life member and staunch supporter of the freedom to hunt since she was a child. This year, Kim will be competing in women’s skeet and trap. If she receives a medal in either event,
she will have medaled in five consecutive Olympics–something that never has been done before. Corey Cogdell assured her spot on the U.S. Olympic team in women’s shotgun when she placed first in the qualifying shoot last month in Tucson, Arizona. Corey was a bronze medalist at the Olympics in Beijing four years ago.