Incoming Hillsdale College Freshman Wins Gold at World Shotgun Championship

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Incoming Hillsdale College freshman Jordan Sapp, of Phoenix, Arizona, earned a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, on May 18. Sapp, who has committed to the Hillsdale College shotgun team, helped the United States team win six medals.

Shotgun coach Jordan Hintz said he feels confident that Sapp will be an asset to the Hillsdale College shotgun team.

“I'm incredibly excited to have Jordan with us. He has a record of success, and I look forward to seeing the accomplishments he will have both individually and as a member of the Chargers shotgun team,” said Hintz.

Sapp topped the podium in Germany, along with teammate Aidin Burns, by securing gold in the men’s skeet team event. Sapp then faced his own teammates, Benjamin Keller and Grace Fulton, in the mixed skeet team competition where he earned his second medal.

“Germany was an amazing trip. Being a part of the USA Shooting Junior World team has been a fantastic experience,” said Sapp. “Aiden, Ben and I were able to shoot an incredible qualifying score for the team event, which led us into the gold medal match … Bringing home two World Cup medals for team USA is a surreal experience.”

The Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation’s partnership with the Junior USAS team laid the foundation for Sapp’s victory. The team trained at the John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center due to funding provided by the foundation. The Glassen Foundation also sponsored Hillsdale College’s first international skeet field.

“I’m looking forward to becoming a freshman at Hillsdale College in the fall,” said Sapp. “I’m blessed to be a part of Hillsdale’s shooting team where I will train to represent Hillsdale College and team USA.”

The Junior USAS team will next compete in the ISSF World Championships in Osijek, Croatia, from September 19, through October 25.

About the John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center

The Halter Center is a state-of-the-art shooting facility located five miles from the Hillsdale College campus. Opened in 2008, the Center aims to introduce individuals to shooting sports and encourage interest across all levels of experience. The Halter Center also serves an educational purpose by promoting the principles of the Constitution and teaching beginner and experienced shooters in various classes. Home to Hillsdale College’s collegiate shooting teams and the USA Shooting National Team, the Halter Center is also a resource for the public through camps, conferences, and other programming. For more information, visit

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent, nonsectarian, Christian liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 6.3 million. For more information, visit



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