I've known this person for a few years.
I first took notice when she was a Junior shooter from a faraway country.
I've seen her face-up and overcome challenges, change completely her life, and become a person that truly embodies the future of FT.
She has made airguns not only her sport, but her livelihood, and she is now embarking on a new phase where she will play a major role in shaping the sport, as she recently accepted an appointment to the highest authority in USA for FT with the American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA).
During the shoot she was a bit dejected the first day, when she felt she had not performed to her potential, but as all the rest of the scores started to trickle in, she realized that she had done well in the Ladies class.
Apart from shooting the Match, she took on the role of RGB Rep for the USA, delegated by Greg Sauve who could not come to Italy.
And she did a smashing job of all of these tasks.
So Lauren, THANK YOU!
Thanks for all that you do for FT and for Team USA.
Congrats on a well deserved "High PCP Lady" title earned with hard work that showed in a commanding lead.
Your insights and your way with people will surely play a good role when the Matches come to the USA in 2024.
Although we do not always agree, I see that you have FT's best interest at heart.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to shoot with you in Rome and to be part of Team USA with you.
As "the Old Man" in the team I can say this to you: Never change, always be yourself.