Madelynn, or Maddy, began shooting for a local 4-H program that was teaching young kids how to shoot trap in 2009. After a few years, she then joined a local high school shooting team and continued to pursue the shooting sports. Maddy continues to find tremendous success through SCTP, ACUI, and especially USA Shooting competing at state, national, and now international competitions. Although she shoots every event that throws clay targets, she chose to specialize in international trap.
Her awards for international trap include:
-2018 Junior National Team Member for USA Shooting
-2018 National Junior Olympic ladies bunker trap runner-up (Colorado Springs, CO)
-2018 State Junior Olympic ladies bunker trap champion (Rome, WI)
-2018 Junior Grand Prix ladies bunker trap champion (Porpetto, Italy)
-2018 Junior Grand Prix mixed-team bunker trap champions with Dale Royer (Porpetto, Italy)
-2018 Junior Grand Prix ladies bunker trap team 3rd place with Emma Williams and Carey Garrison (Porpetto, Italy)
-2018 USAS Spring Selection junior bunker trap lady 3rd place (Tucson, AR)
-2018 USA Shooting Junior World Team Member to attend the 2018 World Championships in Changwon, Korea
-2017/2018 SCTP/USA Shooting National team member
-2017 SCTP International Championships women’s bunker trap champion (Colorado Springs, CO)
-2017 SCTP International Championships women’s doubles trap champion (Colorado Springs, CO)
-2017 ACUI Collegiate Nationals 3rd place women’s wobble trap (San Antonio, TX)
-2017 WI State Junior Olympic ladies bunker trap 3rd place (Rome, WI)
-2016 SCTP International Championships varsity ladies 2nd place (Colorado Springs, CO)
-2016 State Junior Olympic ladies bunker trap 3rd place (Rome, WI)
-2015 State SCTP International trap championships 2nd place (Rome, WI)
-2014 State Junior Olympic ladies bunker trap 3rd place (Rome, WI)
Maddy started shooting international trap when she was a sophomore in high school when she attended an SCTP Junior Olympic Development Camp in Colorado Springs. Later that summer, she attended her first competition for international trap at the Junior Olympic Championships in the same range in Colorado Springs. Since then, Maddy has won multiple state awards and even a couple national awards at various events held around the nation.
Last summer, Maddy made her first national team at the SCTP International National Championships for bunker trap. Combining SCTP and USA Shooting, the team was designed as a pipeline to get young athletes onto USA Shooting’s national teams. With training provided by her new team under Terri Dewitt and her coach from college, Scott Moniot, Maddy continued to excel at the sport. This last spring, she tied for 2nd in the junior finals at the USA Spring Selection match that was held in Tucson, Arizona. Her performance earned her a spot on the 2018 World Championship team for junior bunker women. The world championships this year will be held in Changwon, Korea. In preparation for the championships, USA Shooting sent its junior world bunker and skeet teams to Porpetto, Italy to compete at the 2018 Junior Grand Prix. To her surprise, Maddy went into finals in 4th place for women after qualification rounds and ended up coming out of finals in 1st place. It was her first international award for bunker trap. She then finished her Italy trip with a bronze medal for women’s team and a gold medal for the mixed team. The mixed team considered of Dale Royer and Bernau who went in finals in 5th place and came out in first.
As the summer started, Bernau went on to place first at her own State Junior Olympic competition held in Rome, WI. Soon after that, she headed out to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO where she trained in preparation for the National Junior Olympic Championships. She ended up placing second, and with her silver medal, she made the USA Junior national team for bunker women.
Looking forward, Bernau will be headed to Changwon, Korea later this summer to compete at the World Championships for bunker trap.
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