2009 Recipient, Champions of Youth Marksmanship Award

In 2005, Crosman Corporation established the Crosman Champions of Youth Marksmanship Shooting Award, “to recognize an individual whose commitment to excellence in youth shooter education and dedication to a lifetime of safe shooting have enhanced the future of the sport.” Deborah Lyman has won the 2009 Crosman Champions of Youth Marksmanship Award to be presented at the 2009 SHOT Show Reception in Orlando, Florida, on Friday January 16, 2009.

Deborah Lyman (2009)

Deborah Lyman (2009)

Deborah Lyman has spent her life shooting, both competitively and recreationally, as well as hunting and teaching. However, it is her teaching and dedication to youth education that makes her the recipient of this year’s Champions of Youth Marksmanship Award. As a champion shooter in both smallbore and three position rifle shooting and a member of several national US teams, Deborah has the skill to educate shooters; she is also a Certified Master Hunter Safety Instructor. Lyman has also lectured on the psychology and mental training of shooting. In the end, however, it is her love of children and helping them succeed that drives her.