Monday, October 8, 2018

Updates for Fall 2018

What a busy summer it was between work and shooting. I was in Changwon, South Korea for the 52nd ISSF World Championships and just finished getting caught up on work related projects.

Shooting at the World Championships. Jongoh Jin far left would go on to make
an epic comeback and defend his World Champion title

The World Championships went well but unfortunately I had ran into some mechanical issues with my Steyr. There was an inconsistency with one of the cylinders and it wasn't shooting as accurate as it should have been. It's not something I had ever looked at or thought could be an issue. Steyr was on-site at the World Championships and they found the problem and made the adjustment and repairs.


I found some time to help out a couple Avengers in Changwon!

My attempt to make a Canadian maple leaf on my toast... looks more like a Batman logo??
What do you think? Leave a reply in the comments below.

Just me enjoying a moment at Gwangalli Beach in Busan.

Next up, I will be competing in Calgary at the end of October for the 2018 Western Canadian Airgun Championships then I'm off to Guadalajara for the 12th Championships of the Americas.


Friday, August 10, 2018

What it’s like to be a Canadian sport shooter

I wrote down thoughts around what it's like to be a Canadian sport shooter and they were published on Vancouver Is Awesome. Check it out here!

52nd ISSF World Championships are 3 weeks away! Stay tuned for updates on my trip to Changwon, South Korea. Event details can be found at changwon2018.com.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Canadian National Pistol Champion!

Just getting caught up after a whirlwind of events, work, and trips... well sort of caught up. ;)

A couple weeks ago I became the 2018 Canadian National Pistol Champion, defending my title and setting a new Canadian Nationals 10m Men's Final record! I also teamed up with 2016 Olympian Lynda Kiejko in the new 10m mixed team event and together we won the National title in the mixed team 10m event!

Kiejko and Harding our National Champions in 10m mixed team event
Photo credit: Kim Britton



In May, I was at the ISSF World Cup stage in Munich, Germany for the final stage of the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series. I shot a 568/600. Awesome!

Here's the grouping from one of my better series of the match:




Next up in the 52nd ISSF World Championships in Changwon, Korea

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 ISSF World Cup Series updates

I am currently at Fort Benning, Georgia for the USA stage of the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series. Finished up today's men's 10m pistol event with a 562 and 17x's. This is my second highest World Cup score and I believe the most x's I've ever shot.

The competition is going well. Picked up on a couple things I need to work on after having a similar mid-match performance in Guadalajara, Mexico a couple months ago in March. The 3rd and 4th series in the match giving me a bit of trouble then I finish strong. I'll get the middle of the match as consistent as the start and end and it will give my scores a boost.

Mexico went well in March. I shot at that range in 2014 at the Championship of the Americas and went back there this year to work on some of the issues I ran into in 2014. So far this ISSF season has been going well.

Me shooting in Guadalajara at the start of the
2018 ISSF World Cup season in March 

Coming up next will be the Canadian Team Trials in Cookstown, Ontario and then I'll go from Toronto to Munich, Germany for the World Cup stage there.