USANA Australia is excited to officially welcome world No.1 Clay Target Shooter James Willett to team USANA. James has recently qualified for the RIO Olympics and will be joining our countless other team USANA athletes to compete for fame and glory at the awe-inspiring world event. There is no doubt that James will show us all what he’s made of, shooting for new heights and leaving a lasting impression on millions of people globally.
James began clay target shooting when he was only 14 years old, competing in domestic competitions and shooting for school sport. With strong support from his father to continue his shooting career and the addition of a specially constructed shooting range on their family farm, James began training 4-5 days a week. Soon enough, he started shooting and competing in ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Double Trap in early 2015, and has since then never looked back.
James is currently ranked No.1 in the world in ISSF Men’s Double Trap Clay Target Shooting and said he is “looking forward to performing at his best in the Olympics, with his eyes set on “bringing home the gold medal”.
In order to get where he is today, James has blocked all unnecessary distractions out of his life and has focused entirely on his shooting.
“I have put everything aside to give my sport 100%.” he said. “I have set many goals which I want to achieve in shooting and with the right mindset I stay focused and work towards each goal one at a time. I know that nothing comes easy so I am prepared to train and work towards achieving my goals.”
James says that maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle is crucial to his success, making sure that his body and mind are holistically at their best.
“To be competitive at the highest level in any sport many factors contribute to performance and health is a big factor. You need to be able to perform on the competition day and if you’re sick or not feeling 100% it will affect the end result.”
James also said proudly and with the utmost enthusiasm that joining team USANA will ensure that he has all the tools he needs to reach his short-term and long-term goals.
“I feel very privileged to come onto team USANA, as it’s a great feeling to know I have the best products on the market assisting me to be at the top of my game every time I walk onto the range.”
James has a bright future ahead of him and has plans to “continue to represent Australia at the highest level in ISSF Double Trap, including the 2020 Olympic Games, the 2018 Commonwealth Games and World Championships.”
We wish James the best of luck at the upcoming RIO Olympic Games and once again want to give him a very warm welcome to Team USANA.
Highlights and Awards
2015 ISSF World Championships (Lonato, Italy) – 4th Double Trap
2015 Oceania Championships (Sydney, NSW) – 1st Double Trap
2015 ISSF Junior World Cup (Suhl, Germany) – 3rd Double Trap
2016 Australia Cup 2 (Sydney, Australia) – 2nd Double Trap
2016 ISSF Shotgun World Cup (Nicosia, Cyprus) – 3rd Double Trap
2016 ACTA Shotgun National Championships (Brisbane, Australia) – 1st Double Trap
2016 ACTA Shotgun Commonwealth Championships (Brisbane, Australia) – 3rd Double Trap
2016 ISSF World Cup (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – 1st Double Trap
2016 ISSF Shotgun World Cup San Marino – 4th Double Trap