Cory Miller of Los Alamos shooting at the 2014 National Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs. Courtesy/USA Shooting
Los Alamos High School graduate Cory Miller wins the finals match and finishes fifth overall at the 2014 Junior Olympics April 22-23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Miller is one of 105 shooters from all over the nation who qualified to compete this year in the Air Rifle category at the Junior Olympics. Miller qualified 65th but after a good first day of competition, ended up in 13th place. The second day of competition went better and Miller finished in 7th place and earned himself a place in the finals where the top eight competitors compete shoulder to shoulder in a 20 shot final.
Miller had several solid shots during the finals and kept constant pressure on his fellow competitors, which include some of the leading colligate shooters in the nation.
Miller was at a .5 deficit going into the last shot and fired a solid 10.7 to become the 2014 National Junior Olympic Finals Champion. Miller was honored to be the first person ever to win a final on the newly inducted David F. Ridenour Finals Range at the Olympic Training Center.