Liz Gustafson Wins Pistol Competition … Again

Liz Gustafson Wins Pistol Competition … Again
Posted on 08/29/2019

Liz Gustafson is no stranger to championship pistol shooting. She has competed all over Canada and the world and, once again, this year she came home with several medals at the Canadian National Pistol Championships at the Pan Am Range in Cookstown, Ontario.

Gustafson won first place in the 25-meter pistol shoot and came in second in each of the 10-meter and 10-meter mixed team competitions. Last year she came home with a first place medal in the 10-meter pistol shoot and came in second in the 25-meter competition.

“I’ve been shooting since I was a kid,” says Gustafson who has been shooting since 1996. Her mom introduced her to the sport and she hasn’t looked back.

Her shooting partner is well known marksman Stan Wills, of Lethbridge, Alberta who has a long history of winning championships himself.

When asked what she enjoys about shooting, Gustafson says there are a number of reasons she enjoys the sport.

“The friendly people I shoot with make it a really enjoyable sport and there is a lot of satisfaction I get from hitting right in the middle of the target.”

In addition, there is the travel.

Gustafson has represented the Wapiti Shooters Club at events across the Country and has represented Canada places as far away as Korea, Mexico, Bejing and Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

“I really enjoy travelling the world on behalf of my country,” she says.

Being part of Canada’s National Team makes her very proud and she is very much looking forward to the World Cup competition in Munich from May 23 to 30 in 2020, and she is also looking forward to the Canadian trials for a spot on the national team going to the Tokyo Olympics.

“I’d like to thank Saddle Hills County for supporting me in the sport that I love for everyone who has helped me get where I am,” says Gustafson.

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Liz Gustafson is seen taking aim with her shooting partner, Stan Wills of Lethbridge, Alberta.