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Marble Falls graduate, TCU student Katie Bridges earns national rifle shooting title


FORT BENNING, Ga. — Marble Falls High School graduate Katie Bridges earned another championship June 26.

Bridges was crowned the Junior Women’s Prone Rifle champion of USA Shooting, which is the governing body of the sport. Bridges finished fourth in the Women’s Open Division.

In addition, Bridges finished 11th in the air rifle competition.

“That was a plus,” said her mother, Rhonda Bridges. “I didn’t expect that. She shot very little air rifle. Her main focus was air bore.”

And the younger Bridges, who just completed her freshman year as a member of Texas Christian University women’s rifle team, is taking care of business in the classroom, too.

She was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester for the College of Science and Engineering.

Bridges has a chance at being selected to represent the United States in women’s prone rifle shooting at the International Shooting Sport Federation’s World Cup in Granada, Spain, in September.

The selections will not be announced until the end of the competitions June 28.