News From the Road
5/22/13 - I did really well at the U.S. Spring Selection match in Georgia this past week. I shot some of my best scores and I am currently ranked 11th in the Nation! Things are looking good!! :) This weekend I will help coach juniors from all over the country at the Junior Olympic Development Camp at KSP. Thanks again for all of your support! I hope to see you at my fundraiser June 1st at the VFW in Mexico! :)
5/14/13 - Saturday I graduated from Paul Smith's College with a Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Management with a concentration in Wildlife and a Minor in GIS.
I can't wait to start my new life and be 100% focuses on my training now that school is over! I will dearly miss all my friends from PSC! ;( ♥
I am now driving down to Fort Benning, Georgia to compete in the 2013 USA Shotgun Spring Selection Match for the Woman's International Trap shooting event this week. :)
Thanks for all the support! ♥
4/21/13 - I received the Women's Champion award and finished 2nd in Class B at the Beretta USA Cup this weekend. :)
3/12/13 - Today I'm on my way to Dallas, Texas! I will be getting coached by Lanny Bassham! (a two time Olympic goal medalist) I will be attending his Mental Management Systems school & preparing myself for the mental part of my training for the road ahead of me! I am so excited and know that this mental coaching will take me to a whole other level to help me meet my goals. :)
1/26/13: Annie got home late last Saturday. She was able to sleep in on Sunday and got a massage/treatment with a family friend for sore muscles (shooting 2,000 rounds) and got her truck inspected, then left in a blizzard for PA for more training. Wednesday and Thursday she had to update her lifeguard certification. Sunday Annie has a 30 mile Nordic Ski Race in Lake Placid. She has one more swim meet in early February.
1/11/13: My first day on the range was amazing! I shot a 25 STRAIGHT ALL first barrels again! ...Country #2!! :)
1/8/13: Today is my last day training in PA ...headed to Spain tomorrow for a weeks worth of training before I go back to college!! :)
12/2012: "I just finished my last fall semester at college last week. It was nice to be home for two days to visit with my family & friends, but now I'm back on the road again back to PA to train over Christmas break! I'm so excited to get back on the range again! :)...thanks for all your support! ♥"
11/2012: Ann wow'd 'em at this summer's competitions! Two Gold Medals, two Silver Medals and placed in the top 10 in each of the other competitions. We are certain Ann will represent the United States of America very well in the 2016 Olympics!
2012 Perazzi USA Grand Prix - Keystone Shooting Park - Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, USA = Ladies Gold Medal
2012 U.S. Championships - U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA = Ladies 9th Place
2012 Rolex Grand Prix of San Marino - Tiro A Volo Serravalle - Serravalle, Republic of San Marino = Ladies 5th Place
2012 Perazzi World Grand Prix - Trap Concaverde - Lonato, Italy = Ladies 9th Place
2012 CANAM Cup Championships (USA) - Keystone Shooting Park, Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, USA = Ladies Gold Medal
2012 CANAM Cup Championships (CAN) - L'Acadie Shooting Range - St. Jean Sur Richeleiu, Quebec, Canada = Ladies Silver Medal
2012 Fiocchi USA Grand Prix - Keystone Shooting Park - Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, USA = Class "A" Silver Medal
October: Today was the last day of the Fall Selection Match and I ended on a good note! :) This was a great match and I learned sooo much from shooting in it along with talking with other Olympians & world class shooters! Thanks to everyone for all of your support & encouragement! It means a lot to me!! ...in two weekends I'll be shooting in a High Performance Camp Coached by Rodolfo "Rudy" Vigano' who is on the National Italian Team! :)
September has Ann heading to Montreal for a training weekend in order to train for next month's event. Ann will compete October 11-14 in the USA Shooting Fall Selection Match in Kerrville, Texas, which is the first leg in the U.S. Team selection process for the World Championships in Lima, Peru scheduled for September 2013.
Ann will also be one of only six athletes in the country to participate in a "High Performance Camp" at the Keystone Shooting Park facility on October 26-28. Rodolfo Vigano from the Italian National Team will be the featured coach at this event, where athletes will be immersed in the fine details to move their game to a higher level of performance on the world stage. This is the first time that a foreign coach has ever been contracted to perform such a benefit for U.S. athletes.