Colorado Springs, Colo. — Sarah Scherer (Fort Worth, Texas) is making her mark on the shooting community and doing it in a big way. Fresh off a stellar 2010, Scherer started 2011 with a first and fourth place finish at the two-day Bavarian Airgun Tournament in Germany. In the first day of competition, Scherer entered the final in the lower-half of the field, tied with six other shooters at 396 points. Staying on target, she fired deep-tens for an outstanding 104.4 points in the final and 500.4 total points. In a sport of tenths, Scherer recovered from a two-point deficit to overtake Croatia’s Tanja Perec in Junior Women’s 10m Air Rifle. Winning by just one-tenth of a point, she also marked the highest number of center-tens at 34 shots. In the final day of competition, she shot 397 qualification points and 101.1 points in the final for 498.1 total points. It was another solid performance from a promising young shooter. National Rifle Coach Major Dave Johnson said, “Sarah had a strong performance in Germany. She made up two points on the leader and dominated the final. I expect her to continue to learn this spring and emerge as one of the contenders for London.” As a 2010 addition to the National Rifle Team, Scherer has qualified to compete in three World Cups this year in Women’s 10m Air Rifle. In the meantime, however, Scherer will continue to train and compete as part of the Texas Christian University’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reigning Champion Rifle Team. The Frogs and Scherer will compete in both individual and team events at the NCAA Championship in March. USA Shooting would like to congratulate Sarah Scherer for her nod as the ELEY Athlete of the Month.
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