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PullUSA: How did you get involved in shooting sports? Madison Moorhead: My dad and grandpa encouraged me to look into it. They used to shoot together and now it's something that I share with my father. PullUSA: Why did you join the Washington State High School Clay Target League? Moorhead: To branch out and meet new people. I had a feeling that if I tried hard enough and put in the work and the men- tal concentration, I could take my whole shooting career to a new level. And after I shot a 198 out of 200 at the National Championship competition, my goal was met, and it exceeded anything I had ever thought possible. PullUSA: What did you like most about the League? Moorhead: I think it really made me realize that sportsmanship goes beyond a field or a court. We all want what is best for ourselves, but at the end of the day, I want to beat the person next to me when they are at their best, not when they are having a rough day. And believe me there are rough days. PullUSA: Do you know your major? Moorhead: Yes, I have chosen to go into the medical field and get my echocardio- THE LEAD ON T HE L INE THE MOMENT HAS BEEN ETCHED into Madison Moorhead's mind forever. "It was nothing like I had imagined it would be," she said of the National Cham- pionship. "The most amazing moment was coming off the line after I had just ran a 99 and seeing my dad and the huge crowd around watching. That is a moment I will never forget." The graduate of Colville High School in Washington state and member of the Selkirk High School team was the top-scoring female in the nation at the League's inaugural National Championship in Mason, Michigan this past July. She hit 198 out of 200 clay targets. gram tech license as well as my ultrasound tech license. Eventually I want to obtain my radiology technician license as well. PullUSA: What was it like competing with the best of the best at Nationals? Moorhead: It was absolutely amazing. I have a tendency to root for the underdog. When you go to a huge event like this, everyone has amazing guns and patches plastered all over their vests and shell pouches. But I'm shooting a BT 99 with an old vest my grandpa got me that had no patches on it, and I outshot the kid next to me that was wearing a vest that I didn't even know the color of because it had so many 100 patches on it. One of the best feelings in my life. PullUSA: What would you say to kids who are thinking about joining the League? Moorhead: Don't hesitate. This League has opened so many doors for me and taken me places I had never thought possible. Each issue of PullUSA features a different high school clay target athlete exhibiting exceptional character and passion for the sport and their communities. ✪ " " This League has opened so many doors for me and taken me places I had never thought possible. Black Pantone 7502 Pantone 2685 18 Top-Scoring Female at the 2018 National Championship; 1st Place WASHSCTL High Overall Average; 1st Place WASHSCTL State Tournament High Gun Overall AG E FU N FAC T S MADISON MOORHEAD ❚❙❘ SELKIRK H.S. | IONE, WA ❘❙❚ 12 PULLUSA MAGAZINE FALL 2018

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