Col. Bill Deneke aggregate winners. Nick Mowrer, third from
right, was the Overall Highpower Champion with his aggregate
score of 1270-36X.
Nick Mowrer, who
is originally from Ramsay, Montana, has been one of our
successful highpower service rifle shooters during the National
Matches. Nick won the CMP’s National Junior Highpower Rifle
Championship (Col. Bill Deneke aggregate; President’s, NTI,
National Trophy Junior Team) in 2008 (1270-36X). After his
junior highpower career concluded, he took up international
pistol shooting and has trained as a Resident Athlete at the
Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
for the USA Shooting Team in the 2010 Championship of the
Americas, the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 Olympic
Games. In 2010 he was a member of USA gold medal teams in the
Americas Championship 50m Pistol Men and 10m Air Pistol Men
events. He finished 6th in the 50m Pistol event in the 2011 Pan
American Games and 15th in the same event in the 2012 Olympics.
In London, his 558 50m Pistol Men score was only two points
short of making the final. Nick also represented the USA in the
2012 Milan World Cup where he finished 8th after making the
final in the 50m Pistol Men event.
Anderson, DCME, who earned U.S. International Shooter Badge
#1 in 1962, congratulations Nick Mower on his medal win and
going Triple Distinguished.
Nick earned his
Distinguished Rifleman Badge in 2005 when he was a 17-year-old
junior. He earned the Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge in 2013.
Nick also competed in the 2013 National Matches where he was the
“High Army Competitor” and 2nd overall in the Rifle NTI with a
496-17X. He was also the leading scorer on the USAR Gold Team
that placed third in the NTT.
Even though he
now specializes in international pistol shooting, Nick has
continued to do cross-training with the rifle. Earlier this year
he competed in a USA Shooting Team rifle trial where he
qualified to represent the USA in the 50m Rifle Prone Men event
at the recently concluded Fort Benning World Cup. Nick astounded
everyone there by qualifying for the final and then finishing in
3rd place to take the bronze medal (http://www.issf-sports.org/news.ashx?newsid=2017).
Nick Mowrer, right, on the Fort
Benning World Cup victory stand with his bronze medal.
Nick’s 3rd place
finish in the Fort Benning World Cup gave him the final 10
points in the 30 points that are required to earn the U. S .
Distinguished International Shooters Badge. This makes him the
35th shooter to become Triple Distinguished. Since this is a
list that dates back to the 1890s, this is a big deal! While it
would be impossible to confirm without a whole lot of research,
at age 26 Nick is most likely the youngest shooter ever to go
Triple Distinguished. He may also be the only shooter who has
earned International Distinguished points with both the pistol
Note: There will be some dispute regarding the precise number of
Triple Distinguished shooters because 1) the CMP multiple
Distinguished list includes at least a couple of shooters who
are shown with two rifle or pistol badges, 2) the CMP list
includes one shooter who did not legitimately earn the
Distinguished International Shooter’s Badge and 3) CMP records
for International Distinguished Badges are not up to date and
may ultimately add one or two more names to this list.
Information on the Fort Benning World Cup:
Sanderson and Mowrer win gold, bronze at World Cup USA – USA
Shooting - When it comes to days at the International Shooting
Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Fort Benning, Ga., the
U.S. team saved the best day for last. On the final day of the
ISSF World Cup season opener, six-time World Cup medalist and
2011 World Cup Finals bronze medalist Keith Sanderson (Colorado
Springs, Colo., pictured right) claimed the gold medal in Men’s
Rapid Fire Pistol. 2012 Free Pistol Olympian and member of the
Pistol National Team Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont., pictured below)
picked up the first international medal of his career by winning
bronze in the Men’s Prone Rifle event.
Read the complete article.