This year’s Nationals were a big deal for me. This was an opportunity to move from just being on the Development Team to being on the National Pistol Team. This would be a major step in the right direction.
This competition, mom got to come with me. It helped relax me, and allowed me to focus fully on the upcoming competitions rather than fuss over being here and there and where to eat. I love it when mom, dad, or boyfriend can come with me and keep me company.
First was air pistol. I knew I was going to do well with air. I am confident and comfortable with my gun, and knew my dedication to training would pay off, and it certainly did.
I won women’s air pistol. It was great. I felt good about my scores and was content with my finals. Next up was sport pistol. I have not been doing well in sport, so I was not looking forward to shooting it. It showed. I did not do well in sport and was disappointed with my scores. I have since learned more about the gun and discovered there were a few problems with it (the barrel is really old and shot out, and there were issues with the upper and lower portions not lining up correctly) which could possibly explain why my scores in sport pistol took such a drastic turn for the worst earlier this year. Either way, sport happened the way I expected it would at Nationals, and although I’m disappointed I was wasting time with a broken gun, I wasn’t surprised by my low scores. I have since decided and plan to purchase a new Pardini .22 and hope for better results next year.
Nationals went well, and it was a learning experience for multiple reasons. I made major breakthroughs with my finals, and with accepting poor scores and building off them. I am very excited for my upcoming adventures.
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