No Redneck Women Here

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Sunday, July 02 2006 Jul 2, 2006 Sunday, July 02, 2006 9:40:55 PM CDT July 02, 2006 in Sports

Daddy's little princess, brown eyes, manicured nails, and a beretta 682 shot gun.

"I was the oldest of three girls, so I guess to my dad I was the next best thing to a boy," said Lindsey Hollin, MU Shooting Team athlete.

"I got started when I was ten years old. My dad opened up a sporting clays course in Iowa and I kinda went from there," said Haley Dunn, Hollin's teammate.

You might not consider it a typical female sport, but don't tell Dunn and Hollin. Remember, they carry guns.

 "Some of them are like, you're too little to be shooting shot guns, but it's not that bad. But it's definitely a unique thing. You don't meet a lot of girls in the shooting world," said Hollin, "my mom's a first grade teacher so her reaction is a little different, she's not a country bumpkin like us."

It's country fun but it's also a serious sport. "At this year's National Collegiate tournament, I won the National title and made the All-American first team, and I was the only female able to do that," said Hollin.

And their dream of an Olympic gold is right on target. From Beijing to Boone County, these ladies are out to prove they ain't no redneck women. "When we hunt you might think it's a hick sport, but when we're shooting it's very diplomatic," said Hollin.

In Callaway County, Dunn and Hollin competed in the USA National Shooting Competition Sunday. Dunn won the International Skeet tournament and Hollin won the College Skeet and Trap event.

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