The Grand American is the largest shooting event in the world. According to the event’s Tournament Director, Mike Hampton, 3,500 to 4,000 shooters from all 50 states and seven countries will fire from 121 trap fields.
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.
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.