Federal Ammunition Celebrates Olympic Success of USA Shooting Shotgun Team

Five members of the USA Shooting shotgun team won medals during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Federal Ammunition Celebrates Olympic Success of USA Shooting Shotgun Team

Team USA’s Madelynn Bernau, Kayle Browning, Brian Burrows, Amber English and Vincent Hancock captured Olympic medals in their shotgun shooting events against the world’s best on the biggest stage.

Federal-sponsored shooter Vincent Hancock is now a three-time Olympic champion following his gold medal performance in Tokyo. He made the Men’s Skeet finals in a shoot-off and then bested the remaining five contenders hitting 59 of 60 targets, setting an Olympic record. Hancock is the first shooter to ever win three gold medals in this event, adding to the ones he won in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

In the Women’s Skeet gold medal match, Amber English set an Olympic record hitting 56 of 60 targets to top Diana Bacosi of Italy. Bacosi won the gold medal in the event at the 2016 Olympics.

Women’s and Men’s Skeet gold medalists: Amber English and Vincent Hancock.
Women’s and Men’s Skeet gold medalists: Amber English and Vincent Hancock.

Kayle Browning captured a silver medal in Women’s Trap. Browning, an Arkansas native, shot her way into the finals in the sixth position and then climbed into the final pairing with some clutch shooting. The first-time Olympian missed extending the match by one target but was elated winning silver for the USA.

Kayle Browning celebrates winning silver in Tokyo.
Kayle Browning celebrates winning silver in Tokyo.

In the Olympic debut of Mixed Team Trap, Brian Burrows and teammate Madelynn Bernau claimed the bronze medal. The pair qualified for the bronze match by posting a 146/150 in the qualifications. In their bronze medal match, they faced the mixed team from Slovakia, which included the women’s individual gold medalist in trap. Burrows and Bernau won in a dramatic shoot-off to finish third.

Team USA's Brian Burrows and Madelynn Bernau.
Team USA's Brian Burrows and Madelynn Bernau.

“Our company couldn’t be prouder of the performances of our sponsored team of world-class shooters at the Olympic games,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “They competed at the highest level against the world’s best shotgun shooters and were simply amazing. It brings such pride to our dedicated American employees that these athletes achieved their dreams of standing on the podium with an Olympic medal having used our American made products.”

Prior to the Olympics, Federal Ammunition shipped a pallet of Federal Gold Medal paper shotshells to Japan. This ammo was built to extremely tight tolerances by American workers at the company’s manufacturing facility in Anoka, Minnesota. (Click here to see a video of Vincent Hancock on the Federal manufacturing floor as the Olympic ammo prepares to be shipped to Japan.)

Federal shotshells ready to be shipped from Minnesota to Japan for the 2020 Olympics.
Federal shotshells ready to be shipped from Minnesota to Japan for the 2020 Olympics.

Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to compete on a worldwide stage. Learn more at www.usashooting.org.

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