Schreiner Student Wins Junior World Title, Makes History
KERRVILLE, TX (09/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Miranda Wilder, Schreiner University sophomore, made history in Lima, Peru, by becoming the first person to win two Junior World Titles in the shotgun event of international bunker trap during their career.
Wilder, from Diana, Texas is a member of the Schreiner Shooting Sports team.
"Miranda has a great talent and works hard at her shooting practice," said Bill Thomas, SU Shooting team coach. "Success naturally follows."
Since the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) began junior shotgun events in 1989, there's been just eight two-time World Champions, but Wilder becomes the first to do so in Trap.
Wilder became the latest showcase of Team USA's Junior Team strength in Lima at the 2013 ISSF World Clay Target Championships held this week.
In an event typically not known for separation among competitors, Wilder's performance was all the more impressive with a relatively easy five-target victory. She was the only competitor to shoot 22 or higher on each of the three contested rounds. Having won two junior titles in three years, Wilder is showcasing dominance that puts her in rarified company as only the third American ever to win two Junior World Titles in shotgun.
Wilder helped power the U.S. Women's Junior Team to a bronze medal in addition to her championship run.
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