Jacob Hetherington – Junior Shooter goes to the Army

“The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) wins national and international shooting competitions, supports Army marketing engagements, and advances small arms lethality to demonstrate Army marksmanship capability, connect America to its Army and enhance marksmanship effectiveness in combat. USAMU is part of the U.S. Army Marketing Engagement Brigade and Army Marketing and Research Group”

This is a quote from the AMU’s webpage.  In all of the shooting sports we have competitors who are from the AMU that either currently dominate or who graduated and are now shooting for factory teams.  What is a factory team?  SIG, Glock, Remington and so on.  And the names include some of the people I’ve had on the podcast like Shane Coley and KC Eusebio.  Today, my guest is also from the AMU, Jacob Hetherington. 

Jacob was known as a top junior shooter not that long ago.  It’s pretty amazing how a kid made grandmaster at 15 years old and caught the eye of the AMU where he is serving and promoted to sergeant not that long ago. This past year Jacob has been dominating his division in USPSA and is in contention to win this year’s National Championship.  So how did a such a young man do so much in his shooting career?

In this podcast you’ll hear about what it’s like to be a part of Army Marksmanship Unit, what “pressure poops” are and what to tell your junior shooter (if you have one) to focus on when coaching them.

I recently interviewed Lanny Bassham in episode 80, who also was a major force at the AMU.  It was great to now hear from a dedicated young man continuing that tradition. 

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Army Marksmanship Unit


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