2000 - Kirkman Does It Once More

The Liberty News - November 1, 2000
By Milburn Gibbs

Craig Kirkman has staked a claim to being Liberty's favorite son. If seven years of being a world champion skeet shooter does not quality him, then he will probably just win seven more, to be sure, that is.

Craig is becoming a legend in shooting circles. He recently added the 2000 World Shoot Double championship.

"There were 1151 competitors in all classes at the World Championships in San Antonio, held October 16-21," his mother, Margie Kirkman said the day after they returned home. "In the doubles, there were 14 people that broke a hundred straight skeets. Craig had to go into the 3rd round of shoot-offs before he won."

In the 20-gauge competition, Craig was one of 128 competitors who broke 100 straight targets. In the fourth round of shot- off for that competition, Craig missed and finished second in that event.

Not to make excuses, but Margie said it rained "profusely" while Craig was shooting.

Craig also paired with a military shooter in a military-civilian team. They broke an existing world record as a team.

Craig also was presented two High Average Leader awards. He missed only 9 out of 1300 targets in the 20-gauge competition all last year.


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