Two Falcons qualify for the 2022 World Shooting Championships

US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado – Air Force Riflemen Peninah D’Souza and Scott Rocket are scheduled to compete in the 2022 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships from October 12-25 in Cairo, Egypt.

D’Souza, a junior and first-team NCAA All-American air rifle senior, will compete in the junior women’s air rifle fight.

Rockett, a sophomore who won the NCAA Air Rifle Championship last season, will compete in the junior prone, junior 3 position, junior air rifle fight and junior air rifle team fight. Rockett earned All-America honors in airgun, smallbore and aggregate this past season.

Participants from 110 nations take part in the World Shooting Championship. There are two categories Open Class and Junior Class. Juniors can register until the age of 21St Birthday.

The world championship events are held at 10 meters for airguns (like the NCAA rifle events) and at 50 meters for 3-position small bore. The 3-position rimfire event takes place outdoors, which brings with it the factor of wind action on the bullets. The NCAA 3-position event is the same, except the NCAA competition is indoors at 50 feet on a reduced target.

“We’re very proud of Scott and Peninah,” said assistant coach David Johnson. “They have earned the right to represent Team USA and USAFA on the world stage. This competition will be a crucial experience in their development towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”

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