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August 19, 2008

Bourjaily: Go USA!

By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily

Can we have a Gun Nut “U.S.A! U.S.A!” please?

Alaskan Corey Cogdell, 21, and competing in her first Olympics, won a four-way shootout to capture a bronze medal in trap in Beijing. Then she told interviewers that moose hunting with her dad helped her win the medal. How great is that?

Cogdell

I met Cogdell briefly at SHOT Show in Las Vegas this year. Like every member of USA shooting I’ve met, she is clean-cut, well-spoken and a fine ambassador for both the United States and the shooting sports. So, congratulations, Corey.

Incidentally, the gold went to Finnish shooter Satu Makela-Nummela. No word on whether she hunts, but Finland, like Alaska, is rich in moose.Coincidence or not? You decide.

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from Eric wrote 5 years 33 weeks ago

Pretty pathetic olympics- synchronized swimming, trampoline, gymnastics, diving, rythmic gymnastics. What a bunch of horse excrement! These non-sports receive a lot more coverage than shooting, wrestling, pentathalon, etc. What is even worse is events like team handball have a lot more coverage with no American presence. Makes me sick...

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

OOOoppppssss...

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Punch my name and it will take you to the Olympic shooting sports videos... pretty cool.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I wonder what Mrs. Corey Cogdell is really like on and off the range? During my High Power Competition years, I’ve repeatedly run across 2 National Champions that were different as night and day. One always liked to be right in the middle of us Air Force guys and you wouldn’t know she was a NRA celebrity. Always a pleasure to work with, cool headed and you will learn a lot from her just watching. I remember she was from Tucson AZ. The other Mr. Strange Fellow will always be down on target two, not even say excuse me yet alone say “good morning”.

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from Michael wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I watched Walton (Glen) Eller shoot sporting clays when he was in his early teens. Even then, you knew you were watching something special. He not only won the gold in double trap but set a new world record doing it. I think it is pathetic that the news and sports stations never mention much less show the shooting events. Must not be politically correct to do so. Congratulations to the United States shooting team. I am the prouod possessor of the world's most expensive shooting shirt. (obtained by donating to the shooting team; money well spent!)

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I remarked to my wife about my disappointment over not having seen more coverage of the shooting sports or focus on the personalities, as there has been with other sports. She commented that there isn't enough movement or action in the shooting venues to make it interesting to the (non-shooting) public. I wonder, if the Bianchi Steel Challenge was an Olympic event or if it were televised, would that draw an interested audience?

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from Evan! wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

you guys who are cussing about NBC olympic coverage should probably a) call your cable company and upgrade your service and b) stay up later.yrs-Evan!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Speaking of boastingThe other day getting my hunting license, I ran into a clown in the gun section at China-Mart. That’s Wal-Mart for you liberals! The fella bragged that he owned 29 horses! I replied, man that’s a lot of frogs to clean!! He replied, we don’t have frogs out there!!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Mrs. Corey Cogdell reminds me one of my Saturdays at the range for the Holloman AFB High Power Team. We were having team tryouts and they must bring their own 22 rifles and ammo. As the guys were shooting at 50 feet, Mrs. Sandra Warmon was in training session With MSgt. Mike Woodruff shooting 50 meters. All but two of those trying out boasted that they can outshoot this sweet looking teenage girl. None of them even shot even sharpshooter scores at 50 feet yet alone put 40% of the rounds in the black. As for Sandra with a strong cross wind she had a nice dime size group at 50 meters, not 50 feet. Only two made the cut, the ones that didn’t boast! We didn’t care about the ability to shoot. We were looking for those with the ability to learn.Mrs. Corey Cogdell, “YOUNG LADY GO GETEM!”“Armed women equals polite men.”-Charles Curley

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from azduane wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Does anyone know what happened to Haley Dunn (I think that's the way it's spelled)? I thought she was a champion shooter as well and I also thought she was on the Olympic team but she wasn't in Bejing. Thanks.

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from Jim in Mo. wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

These are the most PC olympics ever. I have hardly watched.

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from james ti wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

do the chinese take these 10 or 12 year old girls out and flog them if they lose? i don't even want to hear about them being 16! were there any chinese in the shooting events? do they have guns in china? is there a pattern here?

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

And if I see another subpar Chinese gymnast win a medal after falling on his/her face I will just give up. Talk about home field advantage! This is what the world is facing... children taken from their parents at three and turned into slaves competing against children whose parents mortgaged their house three times to pay for training.

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from ShowMe2 wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

C'mon guys...the reason NBC doesn't cover the shooting sports is the same reason they didn't cover a lot of the other events...money.The coverage is based on the most popular events that are viewed by the largest audiences that generate the most advertising revenue.I watched all the shooting events on NBC's websight, and to be honest, with the exception of the shotgun events, particularly the skeet final, it was boring.Shortly before the Olympics, Corey was on with Jay Leno which is on what network? Oh that's right, NBC.I do think however, the women's volleyball bikini bottoms could get a little smaller.

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

NBC should be ashamed. Do they really think the majority of Americans would rather watch reruns of synchronized diving and gymnastics than boxing and shooting? What happened to the old days when boxing was a premier event? I'd like to see even a little bit of variation but we get the same old little girls and pretty boys every night... obviously the people in charge of entertainment aren't wired the same as you and I.

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from Bernie Kuntz wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I don't know who to blame for the lack of coverage of shooting events in the Olympics, but it irritates the hell out of me. I just returned from a week in Kentucky where I was visiting my daughter, her Army captain husband, and my new grandson. My son-in-law is an athletics fanatic, recorded all the televised Olympic events and we watched them after hours. Not a single damned shooting event!Yeah, Ms. Cogdell looks like a sweetheart. Makes an old, broken-down fellow wish he were 18 again.

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from Field Dress wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Nice to hear someone not afraid to say the "hunt" to the national media. Congrats to all the Olympians.

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from Zermoid wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Blame the Olympic Committee, they give the network the right to cover the Olympics don't they? They could also tell them it's an all or nothing deal, cover ALL of the Olympics or nothing! I'm sure that at least one of the networks would agree to cover all the events to get the contract to cover it! You can't just blame the networks.

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from BUMP wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I really feel blessed . I live in the mitten and can watch the olympics on the CBC. They covered almost all the events. They covered the trap competition and even though I didn't see the referenced event; IT WAS GREAT. CBC covers events that you would NEVER see on NBC.

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from Scott wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I believe an enterprising person with proper motivation can do anything. Let's see if we as a group of like-minded individuals, can come up with an alternative to "PC" coverage for Olympic events. Infiltrate one of the major networks, win hearts and minds, come on you LRRP/Green Beret/FAC guys, I know you can do it! I'm too old and ugly to do it but some of you younger types might!

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from Carney wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I'm with all of you responders who are peeved at the Olympics coverage on network TV. According to Wiki, "the Summer Olympics include 28 sports with 38 disciplines and about 300 events". Of what I've seen, NBC has only aired 4 of the 28 sports, (depending on how you count them...)I say, "Let's hold Dave Petzal responsible for straightening out NBC and getting coverage at least of the shooting and boxing competitions!" Come on Dave, light an Olympic Torch under their rears!!!

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from matt wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Way to go! And cute, too :)

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from mr. smith wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I'm glad that we can reduce this Olympic conversation to "hot bods" etc. I think there are more than enough outlets for that aspect of life. Wouldn't it be great if people could elevate themselves (no pun intended) to more lofty thoughts when they see champion athlete who is also a pretty girl??

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from james ti wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

isn't corey codgell still a teen? just wondering as long as everyone is talking about her wearing a bikini. never saw one bit of the shooting sports on the olympics. that's what happens when the networks are afraid of attacks by liberals and bow down to them. by the way, i hear mccain has a lead on obama lately. hmmm.

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from PbHead wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Walt: I too have been quized about the differences of the volleyball uniforms. The best explanation I came up with is that the uniforms are a product of the rules and personal preferences. The rules state that a player's name and number must be clearly visible above the waist. The preference part is that they like 'em like that.

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from Evan! wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

they shoot moose with shotguns in alaska? man, those alaskans are tougher than I thought!yrs-Evan!

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from Bill White , ANSWP Commander wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Latest News, http://nimbusters.org/forum/forum.php?board=8

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from JCB wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Rhode and now Cogdell. Beautiful woman who love shooting and hunting. Oh but to be young again.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Congratulations to all of America's Olympic competitors and especially to those who won in the shooting sports. I know several local trap shooters who could not make the regionals for the Olympic team but yet they reign over our little trap shooting kingdom in the northern Rockies. I can only imagine shooting with Cory Cogdell as a member of our squad.

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Why do the girl's volleyball teams wear bikinis while their male counterparts wear long shorts and tanktops instead of speedo swimtrunks?? My wife is pissed off about that one.

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from Visitor wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Cogdell to wear a bikini while shooting?That be considered psychological warfare!?

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from ricefarm wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Sign me up for Chad's Club. I loved to watch the Olympics growing up because of the variety of sports, some of which you only saw every four years. I can only take so much beach volleyball, gymnastics and swimming, and I passed my threshold days ago. Showing more than 2 rounds of any competition while ignoring others is inexcusable. Please forgive my bigotry but 2 guys doing synchronized dives might be a hit in San Francisco but does not deserve to be in the Olympics. Ditto for trampoline.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

For all the "admirers" of the lovely and talented Ms. Cogdell out there check out this link to the post 4 optics sight. Scroll down the photo page. Sure is a nice shotgun in that field of Daisies...http://www.post4optics.com/spotlight_corey_cogdell.htm

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from alabamahunter wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Sorry for the double post! =(

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from alabamahunter wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

While it would be wonderful for ms. Cogdell to wear a bikini while shooting, I don't think you would want to see some of the other female competitors in that sort of thing. She was by far the best looking one out there shooting! USA shooting ROCKS!!!

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from alabamahunter wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

While it would be wonderful for ms. Cogdell to wear a bikini while shooting, I don't think you would want to see some of the other female competitors in that sort of thing. She was by far the best looking one out there shooting! USA shooting ROCKS!!!

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from PbHead wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Once again, I learned alot on this blog but now I am confused. Should the female shooters wear the same outfits as the beach volleyball players and sprinters?Anyway, kudos to all the Olympians.

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from coach ike wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

you guys are all forgetting something.......SHE IS HOT!!!!

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from Mark-1 wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

....Have to go with Chad. I found it disgusting not to see any of the shooting and equesteran events. USA kicked butt in both sports!These are prime time sports in Europe!!!!However, I must admit I loved watching the women's beach volley ball competition...especially when the girls reach for those tough ones.USA Shooting Team #1!!!!!!

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from The Trout Underground wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

You can stream most of the shooting competitions directly from the NBC Web site. The ability to watch the whole finals beats pretty much anything the networks broadcast in past Olympics.And I think the shooting sports got about as much coverage as anything else that didn't involve Michael Phelps, beach volleyball, tiny pre-teen gymnasts or a few over-hyped track sprint competitions (imagine the love you'd feel for NBC if you were a sailor).It's a shame Matt Emmons only gets coverage for his once-every-four-year mistakes. He's a class act, and if he and his wife Katerina practiced a popular sport, they'd be getting airtime up the wazoo.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

W/ apologies the 50m Free Rifle Silver Medalist was Matt Emmons not "Simmons."

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Although you won't hear the MSM carrying on about shooting, let's also remember the following American Olympic shooting medalists:Matthew Simmons, USA, Mens' 50m Free Rifle (prone), Silver Medal.Jason Turner, USA, Mens' 10m Air Pistol, Bronze Medal.Walton Eller, USA, Mens' Double Trap, Gold Medal.Vincent Hancock, USA, Mens' Skeet, Gold Medal.Kimberly Rhode, USA, Womens' Skeet, Silver Medal.And of course the aforementionedCorey Cogdall, USA, Womens' Trap, Bronze Medal.

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from Eds wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Check out Dave Hurteau's Field Notes blog for more information about Corey. For instance, Clay, how she got into shooting sports.http://fieldandstream.blogs.com/news/2008/08/olympic-update.html

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from Tom Sorenson wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

How great is it to see a hunter succeed at the highest level - and then to actually mention her hunting heritage as being what helped her...that's awesome!!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I wonder whatever became of Sandra Warmon?Back in 85, I was approved by Colonel Warmon and his teenage daughter Sandra at the Holloman AFB Base Stables. She wanted to learn to shoot and wanted to pursue High Power competition. I had better plans for her so I immediately contacted my friend and hunting partner MSgt Mike Woodruff NRA Shooting Coach and Team Captain for the Air Force Small Bore Team. He also ran a small bore junior shooting program downtown Alamogordo NM. Within a month, Mike and I realized we had a real shooter on our hands. Mike contacted one of the NRA Olympic Coaches in Albuquerque. All this started around April or May of 85 and in June of 86 she was at the Whittington Center in Raton New Mexico for the Olympic tryouts! Back in 95 at the at the NRA convention in Phoenix Arizona, I ran into a friend of mine that I worked with while stationed at Eielson AFB Alaska 86-90, Mr. Randy Pitney director of athletics and recreation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I found out thru him that Sandra became a mega hit with the NRA shooting community and wanted Sandra so bad that the University was offering a free scholarship and wanted to know if I could twist her arm. I haven’t had any contact with Sandra since May of 86.It’s interesting going out of our way to give a person the chance to do something later to learn they excelled beyond your own wildest expectations!I’m interested how Mrs. Corey Cogdell got into shooting sports?

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from jstreet wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats to Corey and all the Olympic athletes!BTW, I have to agree with Chad. NBC would rather air a trampoline competition than anything "gun" related? WTF indeed!Jim

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

One word,Awesome!I find it interesting that those given the opportunity to hunt and fish at an early age, are the ones that will excel when others will fail. The ability not to win a match and to say they didn’t lose. Instead they see it as a learning experience. I remember a Beauty Pageant last year one of the contestants had fallen off the stage and gracefully picked herself up walked past the judges smiled and said I did that so you will remember me then completed her routine. Believe it or not, she won! The Judges said they wanted a person when things are at their worst; they will be at their best!The ultimate test of Mettle!

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from Canadian Lurker wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Good show Corey. She certainly looks older than 2 though.

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from Chad Love wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

It sure would be nice to actually watch just a tiny bit of coverage of the shooting/archery sports.Last night I used up an hour of my life I can never get back watching extensive coverage of the...trampoline competition.WTF does not even begin to convey how I felt...

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from Eric wrote 5 years 33 weeks ago

Pretty pathetic olympics- synchronized swimming, trampoline, gymnastics, diving, rythmic gymnastics. What a bunch of horse excrement! These non-sports receive a lot more coverage than shooting, wrestling, pentathalon, etc. What is even worse is events like team handball have a lot more coverage with no American presence. Makes me sick...

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

OOOoppppssss...

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Punch my name and it will take you to the Olympic shooting sports videos... pretty cool.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I wonder what Mrs. Corey Cogdell is really like on and off the range? During my High Power Competition years, I’ve repeatedly run across 2 National Champions that were different as night and day. One always liked to be right in the middle of us Air Force guys and you wouldn’t know she was a NRA celebrity. Always a pleasure to work with, cool headed and you will learn a lot from her just watching. I remember she was from Tucson AZ. The other Mr. Strange Fellow will always be down on target two, not even say excuse me yet alone say “good morning”.

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from Michael wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I watched Walton (Glen) Eller shoot sporting clays when he was in his early teens. Even then, you knew you were watching something special. He not only won the gold in double trap but set a new world record doing it. I think it is pathetic that the news and sports stations never mention much less show the shooting events. Must not be politically correct to do so. Congratulations to the United States shooting team. I am the prouod possessor of the world's most expensive shooting shirt. (obtained by donating to the shooting team; money well spent!)

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I remarked to my wife about my disappointment over not having seen more coverage of the shooting sports or focus on the personalities, as there has been with other sports. She commented that there isn't enough movement or action in the shooting venues to make it interesting to the (non-shooting) public. I wonder, if the Bianchi Steel Challenge was an Olympic event or if it were televised, would that draw an interested audience?

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from Evan! wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

you guys who are cussing about NBC olympic coverage should probably a) call your cable company and upgrade your service and b) stay up later.yrs-Evan!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Speaking of boastingThe other day getting my hunting license, I ran into a clown in the gun section at China-Mart. That’s Wal-Mart for you liberals! The fella bragged that he owned 29 horses! I replied, man that’s a lot of frogs to clean!! He replied, we don’t have frogs out there!!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Mrs. Corey Cogdell reminds me one of my Saturdays at the range for the Holloman AFB High Power Team. We were having team tryouts and they must bring their own 22 rifles and ammo. As the guys were shooting at 50 feet, Mrs. Sandra Warmon was in training session With MSgt. Mike Woodruff shooting 50 meters. All but two of those trying out boasted that they can outshoot this sweet looking teenage girl. None of them even shot even sharpshooter scores at 50 feet yet alone put 40% of the rounds in the black. As for Sandra with a strong cross wind she had a nice dime size group at 50 meters, not 50 feet. Only two made the cut, the ones that didn’t boast! We didn’t care about the ability to shoot. We were looking for those with the ability to learn.Mrs. Corey Cogdell, “YOUNG LADY GO GETEM!”“Armed women equals polite men.”-Charles Curley

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from azduane wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Does anyone know what happened to Haley Dunn (I think that's the way it's spelled)? I thought she was a champion shooter as well and I also thought she was on the Olympic team but she wasn't in Bejing. Thanks.

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from Jim in Mo. wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

These are the most PC olympics ever. I have hardly watched.

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from james ti wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

do the chinese take these 10 or 12 year old girls out and flog them if they lose? i don't even want to hear about them being 16! were there any chinese in the shooting events? do they have guns in china? is there a pattern here?

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

And if I see another subpar Chinese gymnast win a medal after falling on his/her face I will just give up. Talk about home field advantage! This is what the world is facing... children taken from their parents at three and turned into slaves competing against children whose parents mortgaged their house three times to pay for training.

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from ShowMe2 wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

C'mon guys...the reason NBC doesn't cover the shooting sports is the same reason they didn't cover a lot of the other events...money.The coverage is based on the most popular events that are viewed by the largest audiences that generate the most advertising revenue.I watched all the shooting events on NBC's websight, and to be honest, with the exception of the shotgun events, particularly the skeet final, it was boring.Shortly before the Olympics, Corey was on with Jay Leno which is on what network? Oh that's right, NBC.I do think however, the women's volleyball bikini bottoms could get a little smaller.

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

NBC should be ashamed. Do they really think the majority of Americans would rather watch reruns of synchronized diving and gymnastics than boxing and shooting? What happened to the old days when boxing was a premier event? I'd like to see even a little bit of variation but we get the same old little girls and pretty boys every night... obviously the people in charge of entertainment aren't wired the same as you and I.

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from Bernie Kuntz wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I don't know who to blame for the lack of coverage of shooting events in the Olympics, but it irritates the hell out of me. I just returned from a week in Kentucky where I was visiting my daughter, her Army captain husband, and my new grandson. My son-in-law is an athletics fanatic, recorded all the televised Olympic events and we watched them after hours. Not a single damned shooting event!Yeah, Ms. Cogdell looks like a sweetheart. Makes an old, broken-down fellow wish he were 18 again.

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from Field Dress wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Nice to hear someone not afraid to say the "hunt" to the national media. Congrats to all the Olympians.

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from Zermoid wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Blame the Olympic Committee, they give the network the right to cover the Olympics don't they? They could also tell them it's an all or nothing deal, cover ALL of the Olympics or nothing! I'm sure that at least one of the networks would agree to cover all the events to get the contract to cover it! You can't just blame the networks.

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from BUMP wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I really feel blessed . I live in the mitten and can watch the olympics on the CBC. They covered almost all the events. They covered the trap competition and even though I didn't see the referenced event; IT WAS GREAT. CBC covers events that you would NEVER see on NBC.

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from Scott wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I believe an enterprising person with proper motivation can do anything. Let's see if we as a group of like-minded individuals, can come up with an alternative to "PC" coverage for Olympic events. Infiltrate one of the major networks, win hearts and minds, come on you LRRP/Green Beret/FAC guys, I know you can do it! I'm too old and ugly to do it but some of you younger types might!

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from Carney wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I'm with all of you responders who are peeved at the Olympics coverage on network TV. According to Wiki, "the Summer Olympics include 28 sports with 38 disciplines and about 300 events". Of what I've seen, NBC has only aired 4 of the 28 sports, (depending on how you count them...)I say, "Let's hold Dave Petzal responsible for straightening out NBC and getting coverage at least of the shooting and boxing competitions!" Come on Dave, light an Olympic Torch under their rears!!!

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from matt wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Way to go! And cute, too :)

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from mr. smith wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I'm glad that we can reduce this Olympic conversation to "hot bods" etc. I think there are more than enough outlets for that aspect of life. Wouldn't it be great if people could elevate themselves (no pun intended) to more lofty thoughts when they see champion athlete who is also a pretty girl??

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from james ti wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

isn't corey codgell still a teen? just wondering as long as everyone is talking about her wearing a bikini. never saw one bit of the shooting sports on the olympics. that's what happens when the networks are afraid of attacks by liberals and bow down to them. by the way, i hear mccain has a lead on obama lately. hmmm.

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from PbHead wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Walt: I too have been quized about the differences of the volleyball uniforms. The best explanation I came up with is that the uniforms are a product of the rules and personal preferences. The rules state that a player's name and number must be clearly visible above the waist. The preference part is that they like 'em like that.

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from Evan! wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

they shoot moose with shotguns in alaska? man, those alaskans are tougher than I thought!yrs-Evan!

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from Bill White , ANSWP Commander wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Latest News, http://nimbusters.org/forum/forum.php?board=8

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from JCB wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Rhode and now Cogdell. Beautiful woman who love shooting and hunting. Oh but to be young again.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Congratulations to all of America's Olympic competitors and especially to those who won in the shooting sports. I know several local trap shooters who could not make the regionals for the Olympic team but yet they reign over our little trap shooting kingdom in the northern Rockies. I can only imagine shooting with Cory Cogdell as a member of our squad.

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Why do the girl's volleyball teams wear bikinis while their male counterparts wear long shorts and tanktops instead of speedo swimtrunks?? My wife is pissed off about that one.

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from Visitor wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Cogdell to wear a bikini while shooting?That be considered psychological warfare!?

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from ricefarm wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Sign me up for Chad's Club. I loved to watch the Olympics growing up because of the variety of sports, some of which you only saw every four years. I can only take so much beach volleyball, gymnastics and swimming, and I passed my threshold days ago. Showing more than 2 rounds of any competition while ignoring others is inexcusable. Please forgive my bigotry but 2 guys doing synchronized dives might be a hit in San Francisco but does not deserve to be in the Olympics. Ditto for trampoline.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

For all the "admirers" of the lovely and talented Ms. Cogdell out there check out this link to the post 4 optics sight. Scroll down the photo page. Sure is a nice shotgun in that field of Daisies...http://www.post4optics.com/spotlight_corey_cogdell.htm

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from alabamahunter wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Sorry for the double post! =(

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from alabamahunter wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

While it would be wonderful for ms. Cogdell to wear a bikini while shooting, I don't think you would want to see some of the other female competitors in that sort of thing. She was by far the best looking one out there shooting! USA shooting ROCKS!!!

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from alabamahunter wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

While it would be wonderful for ms. Cogdell to wear a bikini while shooting, I don't think you would want to see some of the other female competitors in that sort of thing. She was by far the best looking one out there shooting! USA shooting ROCKS!!!

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from PbHead wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Once again, I learned alot on this blog but now I am confused. Should the female shooters wear the same outfits as the beach volleyball players and sprinters?Anyway, kudos to all the Olympians.

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from coach ike wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

you guys are all forgetting something.......SHE IS HOT!!!!

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from Mark-1 wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

....Have to go with Chad. I found it disgusting not to see any of the shooting and equesteran events. USA kicked butt in both sports!These are prime time sports in Europe!!!!However, I must admit I loved watching the women's beach volley ball competition...especially when the girls reach for those tough ones.USA Shooting Team #1!!!!!!

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from The Trout Underground wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

You can stream most of the shooting competitions directly from the NBC Web site. The ability to watch the whole finals beats pretty much anything the networks broadcast in past Olympics.And I think the shooting sports got about as much coverage as anything else that didn't involve Michael Phelps, beach volleyball, tiny pre-teen gymnasts or a few over-hyped track sprint competitions (imagine the love you'd feel for NBC if you were a sailor).It's a shame Matt Emmons only gets coverage for his once-every-four-year mistakes. He's a class act, and if he and his wife Katerina practiced a popular sport, they'd be getting airtime up the wazoo.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

W/ apologies the 50m Free Rifle Silver Medalist was Matt Emmons not "Simmons."

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Although you won't hear the MSM carrying on about shooting, let's also remember the following American Olympic shooting medalists:Matthew Simmons, USA, Mens' 50m Free Rifle (prone), Silver Medal.Jason Turner, USA, Mens' 10m Air Pistol, Bronze Medal.Walton Eller, USA, Mens' Double Trap, Gold Medal.Vincent Hancock, USA, Mens' Skeet, Gold Medal.Kimberly Rhode, USA, Womens' Skeet, Silver Medal.And of course the aforementionedCorey Cogdall, USA, Womens' Trap, Bronze Medal.

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from Eds wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Check out Dave Hurteau's Field Notes blog for more information about Corey. For instance, Clay, how she got into shooting sports.http://fieldandstream.blogs.com/news/2008/08/olympic-update.html

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from Tom Sorenson wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

How great is it to see a hunter succeed at the highest level - and then to actually mention her hunting heritage as being what helped her...that's awesome!!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

I wonder whatever became of Sandra Warmon?Back in 85, I was approved by Colonel Warmon and his teenage daughter Sandra at the Holloman AFB Base Stables. She wanted to learn to shoot and wanted to pursue High Power competition. I had better plans for her so I immediately contacted my friend and hunting partner MSgt Mike Woodruff NRA Shooting Coach and Team Captain for the Air Force Small Bore Team. He also ran a small bore junior shooting program downtown Alamogordo NM. Within a month, Mike and I realized we had a real shooter on our hands. Mike contacted one of the NRA Olympic Coaches in Albuquerque. All this started around April or May of 85 and in June of 86 she was at the Whittington Center in Raton New Mexico for the Olympic tryouts! Back in 95 at the at the NRA convention in Phoenix Arizona, I ran into a friend of mine that I worked with while stationed at Eielson AFB Alaska 86-90, Mr. Randy Pitney director of athletics and recreation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I found out thru him that Sandra became a mega hit with the NRA shooting community and wanted Sandra so bad that the University was offering a free scholarship and wanted to know if I could twist her arm. I haven’t had any contact with Sandra since May of 86.It’s interesting going out of our way to give a person the chance to do something later to learn they excelled beyond your own wildest expectations!I’m interested how Mrs. Corey Cogdell got into shooting sports?

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from jstreet wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats to Corey and all the Olympic athletes!BTW, I have to agree with Chad. NBC would rather air a trampoline competition than anything "gun" related? WTF indeed!Jim

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

One word,Awesome!I find it interesting that those given the opportunity to hunt and fish at an early age, are the ones that will excel when others will fail. The ability not to win a match and to say they didn’t lose. Instead they see it as a learning experience. I remember a Beauty Pageant last year one of the contestants had fallen off the stage and gracefully picked herself up walked past the judges smiled and said I did that so you will remember me then completed her routine. Believe it or not, she won! The Judges said they wanted a person when things are at their worst; they will be at their best!The ultimate test of Mettle!

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from Canadian Lurker wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

Good show Corey. She certainly looks older than 2 though.

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from Chad Love wrote 5 years 34 weeks ago

It sure would be nice to actually watch just a tiny bit of coverage of the shooting/archery sports.Last night I used up an hour of my life I can never get back watching extensive coverage of the...trampoline competition.WTF does not even begin to convey how I felt...

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