Browsing: Daryl Szarenski

The wife of an Army marksman came within two points of reaching the first medal podium of the London Olympics. Jamie Gray, wife of Staff Sgt. Henry Gray of the Army Marksmanship Unit, finished fifth in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday, posting a score of 499.7 over her qualifying and final rounds. China’s Yi Siling took the gold with a score of 502.9. Poland’s Sylwia Bogacka led after qualifying and ended up with the sliver, and China’s Yu Dan took bronze with a two-round score of 501.5. Get full results here. Gray, who took fourth in the air…

A quick tour around the Internet’s military-themed sports news, from the shooting range to the MMA cage to West Point Build-A-Bears: Szarenski’s second qualification. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski will shoot in two events at the London Olympics this summer after winning the 50-meter free pistol qualifier over the weekend at Fort Benning, Ga. Szarenski, heading to his fourth Olympics, beat his closest competitor, Nick Mowrer, by almost a dozen points, according to the USA Shooting results release, but Mowrer can’t be too upset — because Szarenski already earned his trip to London, Mowrer will use the Team USA…

Two spots on the U.S. Olympic pistol team are spoken for, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski has one of them. But adding another one couldn’t hurt. Szarenski, already en route to his fourth Olympics after earning a berth in the 10-meter air pistol event, will compete for a 50-meter free pistol spot at the Olympic qualification event at Fort Benning, Ga., beginning Thursday. He took 14th in the 50-meter event at the Beijing games last year. The qualifier, which will decide four open spots pistol spots and three smallbore rifle spots for the London games, runs through June…

Sgts. Glenn Eller and Vincent Hancock are officially gunning for more gold. Both soldiers qualified for the 2012 Olympics by taking top honors in double trap and skeet, respectively, at the Team USA trials in Tucson, Ariz., last week and will attempt to repeat as Olympic champions. Get the full write-up here and some more about Eller’s win here. It’s the fourth Olympic trip for Eller, whose double-trap teammate, Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, earned his spot on Team USA last year. Hancock almost had a soldier at his side, too — Staff Sgt. Mark Weeks tied for second with two…

The 2012 Summer Olympics don’t start until late July, but qualifying events for Team USA have been going on practically since the cauldron in Beijing went dark four years ago. At least one of the soldiers who made the trip to China in 2008 will head to London later this year — Army Sgt. 1st Class¬†Daryl Szarenski will compete in his fourth Olympics after winning the air pistol trials. Szarenski won the 10-meter air pistol event at the 2011 Pan American Games last October and took second in the 50-meter event. He finished 14th in the 50-meter in Beijing. Army…

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