2016 SASP US National Championships: 7 Gold Medals, 4 Bronze, 4 US Records!

Our shooters worked really hard all season, both at the pistol and at the rifle. Their persistence paid off. We are coming back from the 2016 USA Nationals with the best team performances of any category in 9mm centerfire pistol, rifle iron and rifle optics (3 team golds, and two bronze for our #2 team!), and with four individual gold and two bronze medals!

Some of our team at 2016 Nationals
Some of our team at 2016 Nationals

US Records

Our #1 rifle optics team and our #1 rifle iron team both set SASP US records!

  • Our rifle optics team scored 152.88 seconds, improving its own US record established last month at SASP WI State Championship by almost 3 seconds.
  • Our rifle iron team scored 161.29 seconds, setting the US record for this discipline in any category.
  • Teagan Richman set the women’s US record for rifle optics at 38.66 seconds.
  • Teagan Richman set the women’s US record for rifle iron at 42.29 seconds.

As a reminder, our #1 pistol team established a new 9mm centerfire US record of 164.31 seconds last month at WI Nationals. So we now own all three team records.

Cameron Thouati de Tazoult at 2016 Nationals
Cameron Thouati de Tazoult at 2016 Nationals

Team results

Based on our times, we would have won our team (and individual) gold medals in any division we would have entered.

  • Our #1 team (Cameron Thouati de Tazoult, Andy Lamm, Dylan Richman, Teagan Richman)  won the team gold in centerfire pistol senior varsity, rifle iron varsity and rifle optics varsity!
  • Our #2 team (Alex Matson, Kyle Morrison, Tommy Ostermann, Patrick McGuire) won the team bronze in centerfire pistol senior varsity and rifle optics varsity, and the #4 spot in rifle iron varsity!
Tommy Ostermann at 2016 Nationals
Tommy Ostermann at 2016 Nationals

Individual results

  • Teagan Richman won three (!!!) individual golds in 9mm centerfire pistol for senior varsity women, rifle optics for varsity women, and rifle iron for varsity women, with the best performances in any women’s categories (i.e. she would have won any category)!
  • Cameron Thouati de Tazoult won the individual gold at 9mm centerfire pistol for senior varsity men with the best performance in any men’s category (i.e. he would have won any category), the individual bronze at rifle optics for senior varsity men (with the 3rd best performance of any category), and put up the 8th overall best performance at rifle iron!
  • Andy Lamm won the individual bronze at rifle iron for senior varsity men with the 3rd best performance in any men’s category, and posted the 4th overall best performance at 9mm centerfire pistol, and the 5th best at rifle optics.
  • Dylan Richman won the individual bronze at 9mm centerfire pistol for senior varsity men with the 3rd best performance in any men’s category, and put up the 4th overall best performance of the championship in at rifle optics and the 6th best at rifle iron.
  • Alex Matson had the 8th overall best performance at rifle optics, the 9th best at 9mm centerfire, and the 11th best at rifle iron.
  • Kyle Morrison had the 10th overall best performance at rifle optics, the 12th best at rifle iron, and the 27th best at 9mm centerfire.
  • Tommy Ostermann had the 11th overall best overall at rifle optics, the 16th best at rifle iron, and the 29th best at 9mm centerfire.
  • Patrick McGuire, in his first year in the team, had the 20th overall best performance at rifle optics, the 23rd best at rifle iron, and the 25th best at 9mm centerfire!

Extraordinary performance for our shooters: congratulations to them all, and to head coach Dave Richman, who has the most remarkable track record of any coach in SASP.

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