Eagle River shooter wins junior national title

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 09:25
  • Eagle River’s Madeline Taylor competes at the 2019 Shotgun National Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Frances Mann / Courtesy)
  • Eagle River trap shooter Madeline Taylor won a J2 girls (age 15-17) Junior Olympic gold medal in International (Olympic) Trap Shooting at the 2019 Shotgun National Junior Olympic Championships June 10-13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Taylor grew up shooting at the Birchwood Recreational Shooting Park in Birchwood and attends Eagle River High School. (Photo by Frances Mann / Courtesy)

Eagle River trapshooter Madeline Taylor may be following in the gunsights of Eagle River Olympian Corey Cogdell in the not-too-distant future.

Taylor won a national championship in International Trap Shooting at the 2019 Shotgun National Junior Olympic Championships June 10-13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Taylor claimed first place in the J2 girls division (ages 15-17) by earning 109 points to edge Texan Ryann Phillips by one point. Taylor had the third-highest overall women’s score behind women’s champion Carey Garrison and runner-up Heather Broski.

According to her mother, Frances Mann, Taylor began shooting at the age of 12 at the Birchwood Recreational Shooting Park, where she is a member of the Birchwood Bears shooters.

She attends Eagle River High School.

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