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June 14, 2013

Outdoors: After two year hiatus, trap shooter is perfect

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that would be added to an already impressive collection of trap shooting hardware.

"My performance helped restore confidence in my ability and let me know I'm still capable of going up against the best and doing well," Doll said. "When I took my position on the line I was nervous and wondered if it was possible to break 25 targets and it turned out alright until it came down to the final 10 targets. I got a bit edgy and did not get all good breaks on them but they were breaks and that's all that counts.

"It let me know I can still do it and all the people who didn't know if I would be here knew it after checking the scores."

What's even more impressive is knowing that after officially moving to Australia in 2007 where she works with her husband for Infocomm, which is a non-profit trade association for the audio-video industry, she still manages to come back to the United States and spends at least five months in Pennsylvania, competing in both the Pennsylvania State Shoot and the Pennsylvania Grand, along with spending time with her parents.

"The PSSA puts on such a great event and I grew up shooting," Doll said. "I love coming back for the competition and the great friendships I've developed over the years."

Doll has been shooting since she was 12 years old and can include an Eastern Zone Championship amongst her honors said that the almost 24-hour flight from Australia to Pennsylvania is very demanding and not very enjoyable along with the cost of the flight itself, but fortunately she still meets all the demands and will continue to make the trek as long as she's able.

Mom provided five-year old Katie with a present as Saturday was her birthday and an inspiration for her 100-target performance and Doll can't wait until her daughter is strong enough to lift a gun and begin to learn how to shoot.

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