Aguila Ammo has been expanding its presence in the U.S. shooting industry as of late, adding high-profile competitive shooters to its pro staff and increasing its marketing efforts in the American market. Now, the company has announced it is also partnering with up-and-coming shooter Alexis Welch, an 8-year-old who has wowed the industry with her abilities and her competitive drive.
Welch learned to shoot at the age of 5 and is only in her second year of competing. However, she has garnered a lot of publicity and attention due to her young age, small size, her shooting skills and her excellent personality.
“We are excited for our pro-staff team to be expanding, and even more excited to have Alexis be part of it. She is everything we look for in a shooter; enthusiastic, engaging and passionate about the shooting sports,” says Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing for Aguila Ammunition. “With Alexis’ personality, inspiring story, and her incredible shooting ability, she is exactly what other youth shooters should aspire to be. Right now she is a very new and young shooter at the brink of her shooting career, and we are honored to be part of her journey.”
Even at her young age, Welch has already had to face challenges. She overcame being born deaf, and recently lost her grandfather, who taught her to shoot and had coached her through every competition. Although it isn’t the same without having her grandfather there, Welch is already competing again. She routinely competes against shooters twice her age.
“I’m super excited to join the Aguila team this year! I have been using their .22 ammo for a long time now and I love that it fires great every time I shoot it,” says Alexis. “Having Aguila as a sponsor really helps my shooting career. I look forward to building a lasting relationship with some great people that produce a great product.”
Welch is currently competing in Rimfire: open division, limited, 8 stages rifle and 8 stages pistol events. Of course, she also is very interested in competing in 3-Gun and AR competitions in the future.
For more information, visit AguilaAmmo.com
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