Like many hunters, Mike Jordan started shooting clay birds to help him become a better hunter. Today, Jordan is in the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Hall of Fame and SCI’s Director of Publicatioins, Steve Comus, was there to congratulate him.
There was a time when the Winchester Model 12 dominated the sport of trapshooting. To commemorate the 100th year of this design, Federal Cartridge hosted a nostalgic Model 12 trap shoot at the 2012 Grand American. 100 shooters participated.
Kim Rhode, a Life Member of SCI and Sables, has been an avid hunter since her early childhood years. Her competitive life began at age 10 when she took up American Skeet, and was the World Champion by age 13 when she also became captain of the All-American team. Rhode didn’t stop with American Skeet, however, as she soon added Olympic-style International Double Trap and International Skeet to her impressive shooting resume.
Most recently (July 2012), Rhode set new world records at the 2012 Olympics in London by being the first American to medal in five consecutive Olympics and for shooting 99 out of 100 targets.
“SCI is proud to sponsor Kim Rhode during her historic win,” said SCI President John Whipple. “Her performance definitely puts women’s skeet on the map for the general public to fully appreciate. Thank you to Kim for being a true ambassador for the sport.”
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.