Kassidee Dunford, member of the Browning pro staff program, competed in the ACUI Collegiate National Championship in San Antonio, Texas.
Dunford also represented the University of Utah, where she has founded a Shotgun Sport Club. Dunford is a sophomore at the U and is majoring in electrical engineering.
Dunford took home a third-place bronze medal in the USA sanctioned International Trap competition, or Olympic Trap. The competition required shooting 75 targets.
Dunford’s score in the qualifying round put her into the semi-finals, which included the top six female shooters. After that round she was in a three-way tie, but after a sudden death shoot off she advanced to the final round, where she finished with her third-place win.
“I accidentally signed up for an additional event and decided to go ahead and compete,” said Dunford. This event was International Trap, also known as Wobble Trap. Her accidental entry brought her a fifth place win.
School always comes first, but Dunford tries to practice every week in preparation for these competitions.
Dunford’s next big event will be the Olympic Spring Selection Match in Georgia. This event will take place in May and will be the biggest competition she has ever been involved with. She can’t wait to be among the many Olympic champions that will be in attendance.
“My favorite part about these competitions is connecting with my Browning Citori XT Trap Gold and the adrenaline rush I get when there is tough competition,” said Dunford.
Even though she was a little disappointed that she didn’t place higher in this event, Dunford is content to say that she achieved her goals and plans to continue setting high goals in shooting, school and life.