January 8, 2009

Carlisle, Fox to be inducted into U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Daniel Carlisle and Ruby Fox will be inducted into the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame for 2008 and all six of the 2008 USA Shooting Olympic medalists will be honored in a ceremony hosted by USA Shooting at the 2009 SHOT Show in Orlando, Fla.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, January 16 from 4-5 p.m. in Room 103 A&B at the Orange County Convention Center.

Daniel Carlisle (Austin, Texas) is one of the most successful shotgun shooters in history. Carlisle started shooting American Trap competitively at the age of 14. In 1975, at the age of 18, Carlisle joined the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and that same year won the Pan American Games. From 1975-1988, Carlisle won 14 gold, two silver and two bronze medals in international shooting events. He was a member of two Olympic teams, claiming the bronze medal in Men’s Trap at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. At the Seoul, Korea Games of 1988, Carlisle competed in both the trap and skeet events, where he finished fourth in skeet and ninth in trap. Carlisle was within a trigger pull in 1988 of placing an Olympic medal in skeet next to his 1984 Olympic medal in trap.

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Daniel Carlisle (left) and Ruby Fox (right) will be inducted into the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame during the upcoming SHOT Show in Orlando, FL.

Carlisle was a world champion in skeet in 1982 and also won an individual silver medal, five team gold medals and one team bronze medal in world championships during his career. He was a Pan American gold medalist seven times, winning three individual titles as well as four team gold medals. He was also a team gold medalist at the Championship of the Americas (CAT) Games as well as an individual World Cup silver medalist. Along the way, Carlisle set three individual and four team world records during his tenure as an internationally competitive shotgun shooter.

Today, Carlisle is a nationally recognized shooting instructor and coach and is the long-time coach of 2008 Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller.

A native of Parker, Ariz., Ruby Fox was one of the nation’s leading pistol shooters and the foremost female pistol champion. During her international shooting career, which spanned from 1974 – 1992, Fox earned a total of nine gold, four silver and four bronze medals in international events. She is the only woman pistol competitor in the U.S. to win an Olympic medal, claiming the silver in sport pistol at the 1984 Games in Los Angles; win a World Championship (air pistol, Korea 1979) and claim a gold medal at the Pan American Games, which she earned in sport pistol in 1987 along with setting a new Pan Am record.

Fox was a member of the 1988 Olympic team, where she finished 22nd in air pistol and 26th in sport pistol. She also won two Pan American team gold medals, one team silver and three team bronze at the world championships and claimed six CAT Games medals, including an individual gold during her career.

Until her retirement, Fox was a member and the only woman on the elite U. S. Army Reserve Pistol Team. She currently lives with her husband, Art, in Parker, Ariz. and enjoys traveling and the quiet home life. She competes in the Sportsman’s Team Challenge for and is a consultant with Smith and Wesson. She instructs the NSSF “First Shot Program” as well as the NRA’s Ladies on Target and Refuse to Be a Victim.

Carlisle and Fox will be presented with a bronze plaque during the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the six Olympic medalists being honored include: Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) – gold, Men’s Skeet; Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) – gold, Men’s Double Trap; Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) – silver, Women’s Skeet; Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) – silver, Men’s 50m Prone Rifle; Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) – bronze, Women’s Trap; Jason Turner (Rochester, N.Y.) – bronze, Men’s 10m Air Rifle. Rhode is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist and bronze medalist in Women’s Double Trap. Emmons is the 2004 Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Prone.

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