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Local Sharp Shooter has his Eyes on the Olympics

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Trap shooting is a sport for all ages.

It's highly competitive and widely played both in the country and throughout the world.

So being one of the best in the U.S. at trap shooting is no east feet.

This is Dale Royer.

The 16-year-old from Jackson has been shooting trap for just three years.

During those three years, dale has become so good at shooting targets that he's gone from competing in Jackson to competing internationally.

"I'm on the U.S. Junior Double Trap team,” said Royer. “We just got back from Germany on Monday. We shot the first ever ISSF World Cup. I tied for fifth individually, and our U.S. Team took the silver."

Dale has been traveling the world shooting on the U.S. junior team.

But at the end of this month, Dale will become one of the youngest American athletes to compete on the United States men's team at the Men's World Cup in China.

"It's exhilarating,” he said. “I broke a very good score at the selection match in Kerrville, Texas in March. Out of the first 150 I broke 140. It placed in me in fifth in the men's and I shot the men's final and finished in 5th."

Dale has some good coaching.

He gets it from his mother.

"She shot both double trap and trap,” said Royer. “She was world champion in 1993 in doubles and she was world champion in 1995 in bunker."

Dale has dreams of competing in the Olympics.

As of right now, he has a chance to make the team for the 2016 games.

"I just take it one stride at a time,” he said. “I go out, have fun, and break targets."

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