Lones Wigger – celebrating a champion

Lones Wigger

USA Shooting are honouring their greatest ever athlete with the Lones Wigger Endowment and Legacy Project. Lones is an iconic figure in shooting sports, winning 111 medals over the course of his 25 year career, three of them Olympic. His determination and persistence earned him dozens of World Records, induction into the Olympic Hall of Fame, and a place in history as one of shooting’s greats.

Lones famously stated that “the will to win is really better stated as the will to prepare to win”. For the past three decades Lones has imparted this philosophy on to the next generation of American Shooters in his role as coach and mentor.

Lones will turn 80 in August, and the Endowment has been launched in recognition of this milestone and his commitment to the sport. It will support youth shooting and the Junior Olympic program, laying the foundations for future champions. USA Shooting, in partnership with the Midway USA Foundation, will generously match every donation 2-1.

ELEY have been a proud sponsor of USA Shooting since 2000. Lones has been a fantastic ambassador for ELEY during that time, supporting our products, making guest appearances on ELEY’s trade stands, and encouraging others to use the world’s finest ammunition. ELEY are grateful to Lones for his support, and consider USA Shooting’s Endowment Project a fitting tribute to a great man.

To find out more about the foundation and to make a donation please visit the USA Shooting website.