Morgan Phillips and Sarah Osborn of the West Virginia University rifle team will compete for the United States at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup, set to begin today in Suhl, Germany, and continuing through June 29.
Phillips, a rising junior, and Osborn, a rising sophomore, will each compete in the women’s 10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle 3 positions. Additionally, Osborn will shoot in the 10m air rifle mixed team competition.
Action for the Mountaineers begins Sunday, June 24, with the women’s 50m rifle prone. Competition continues on Monday with the women’s 10m air rifle relays and final.
On Tuesday, Phillips and Osborn will compete in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions relays in the morning, with the final to follow in the afternoon. Osborn concludes competition Wednesday, June 27, with the 10m air rifle mixed team event.
Each of the athletes representing the United States at the World Cup also are a part of the team that will compete at the ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea, in early September.
Last week, the duo earned a slew of podium finishes at the 2018 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol. Phillips, the two-time reigning NCAA smallbore champion, finished first in the women’s junior 50m rifle 3 positions competition, as well as the women’s junior 50m rifle prone. Osborn finished second in the women’s junior 10m air rifle.