A Selby man will be shooting for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team Friday through Sunday at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Brian Beaman of Selby was an Olympian in 2008 where he almost medaled, finishing fourth in men's 10-meter air pistol. For the London 2012 Olympic Games, the U.S. has two spots in men's 10-meter air pistol.
This weekend will be the second and final weekend of qualifying. The first part of the competition was Dec. 2-4 in Anniston, Ala., where Beaman finished in fourth. Those scores will be compiled with the scores this weekend to determine the top finishers who will fill the two Team USA slots.
U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Daryl Szarenski (Seale, Ala.) delivered a record-setting performance in the first part of the trials in men's 10-meter air pistol. The three-time Olympian shot a new national record of 590 match points the first day and a very solid 584 points the second day. He is leading the field by 18.3 points and is a strong favorite for the first of the two Olympic slots. Jason Turner (Rochester, N.Y.), the reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the event, Will Brown (Twin Falls, Idaho) and Beaman are still in contention after the first round. Turner is in second place with 1,257.5 points, but Brown is within six-tenths of a point behind. Beaman is less than four points off Turner and can potentially make up those points with a strong final weekend.