Eagle River shooter wins junior national title
Eagle River trapshooter Madeline Taylor may be following in the gunsights of Eagle River Olympian Corey Cogdell in the not-too-distant future.
Taylor won a national championship in International Trap Shooting at the 2019 Shotgun National Junior Olympic Championships June 10-13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Taylor claimed first place in the J2 girls division (ages 15-17) by earning 109 points to edge Texan Ryann Phillips by one point. Taylor had the third-highest overall women’s score behind women’s champion Carey Garrison and runner-up Heather Broski.
According to her mother, Frances Mann, Taylor began shooting at the age of 12 at the Birchwood Recreational Shooting Park, where she is a member of the Birchwood Bears shooters.
She attends Eagle River High School.