RENO, Nev. - Dempster Christenson a former member of the University of Nevada rifle team has earned a spot on the United States World Cup team. The World Cup will be held in Changwon, Korea in April.
The selection match was held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. and determined the competitors for three-position and prone rifle. Christenson will compete in both events at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Korea, April 8-16. It also serves to help determine the smallbore rifle teams at the World Cups in Fort Benning, Ga. and Munich, Germany in May.
The four ISSF World Cups and the Pan American Games are the remaining opportunities for athletes to earn quota slots for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Christenson from Sioux Falls, S.D. finished second in three-position and third in prone. In the three-position he finished 20 points back with a score of 2351. In the prone event his score of 1257.4 earned him third.