By Brittany Nelson, USAS Public Relations & Communications Manager

COLO SPRGS, CO (Oct. 13, 2023) – MidwayUSA Foundation, a proud partner of USA Shooting, is holding an air gun training camp featuring Olympians and top tier coaches at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center (USOPTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nov. 10-12.

One hundred percent of the registration donation fee benefits a MidwayUSA Foundation youth shooting endowment of your choice. These endowments are crucial for the pipeline for youth athletes looking to achieve Olympic and Paralympic dreams.

The camp is open to all ages and skill levels for both air rifle and pistol athletes. The weekend includes a tour of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center along with a portion of the meals for the duration of the camp.

Pistol coaches for the camp include the following:

Jason Turner: 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Three-Time Olympian, and USA Shooting’s Assistant National Pistol Program Manager and National Pistol Team Coach

James Hall: 2020 Olympian, Three-Time Medalist at the 2022 Championship of the Americas (CAT), and 2018 CAT Games Champion

Nick Mowrer: Two-time Olympian and a World Cup Medalist in both pistol and rifle disciplines, a very rare accomplishment

Rifle coaches for the camp include the following:

Peter Durden: USA Shooting National Rifle Coach, 1992 Olympian, 1984-88 University of South Florida Rifle Team Member

Lucas Kozeniesky: 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist, Six-Time World Cup Medalist, Four-Time Medalist at the 2022 CAT Games, 2019 Pan American Games Champion, and founder of coaching company Team Wining Solutions 

Elizabeth Marsh: 2019 NCAA Smallbore National Champion, Two-Time Medalist at the 2018 World Championship, 2017-2021 member of Texas Christian University Rifle Team

Athlete registration $300:

Coaches attending with an athlete registration $150:

Tentative Camp Schedule

Nov. 10, Friday:

1:00 p.m.         Check-in and welcome

1:30 p.m.         Coach and group introductions

2:00 p.m.         Equipment check

3:30 p.m.         Range and classroom training

5:30 p.m.         Dinner – OPTC dining hall


Nov. 11, Saturday:

(Breakfast on your own)

9:00 a.m.         Range and Classroom training with coaches

11:30 a.m.       Lunch break – OPTC dining hall

1:00 p.m.         Tour of USOPTC

2:00 p.m.         Range and Classroom training with coaches

5:30 p.m.         Dinner – OPTC dining hall


Nov. 12, Sunday:

(Breakfast on your own)

9:00 a.m.         MidwayUSA Foundation air gun match

11:30 a.m.       Award ceremony

11:30 a.m.       Lunch break – OPTC dining hall

1:00 p.m.         Depart

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Upon registration, applications will be required to submit their USA Shooting membership number. Memberships for those 21 years of age or younger are $30. To apply for a USA Shooting membership, visit:

For questions regarding the camp, contact Sarah Hall, MidwayUSA Foundation Project and Events Manager, at


About USA Shooting USA Shooting, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was chartered by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the Olympic Shooting Sports in April 1995. The organization develops and implements programs to promote growth in the sport and serves as a sanctioning body for local and national competitions. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to our sport.

About The MidwayUSA Foundation The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow shooting sports by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible and allows the Foundation to assist in expanding and enhancing the leadership skills, confidence, and discipline of today’s youth through shooting sports activities. We support all shooting disciplines.