Olympic shooting update: 2 more soldiers qualify for London games

Vincent Hancock

Sgt. Vincent Hancock waits his turn during men's skeet Olympic qualifications Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. (US Presswire photo by Chris Morrison)

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 other shooters, forcing a three-man playoff for the Olympic berth won by Frank Thompson.

Other soldiers on the Olympic shooting team members include Sgts. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft (prone rifle) and Daryl Szarenski (10-meter air pistol).

Opening ceremonies for the London games are July 27; shooting events begin the next day and run through Aug. 6, according to the official schedule.


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