Final scores have been tallied and America’s first National Amateur 3-Gun Champions have emerged from the recent Brownells US Amateur & Junior 3-Gun Nationals competition held September 28 – 29, 2013.
Sponsored by Brownells, the event registered more than 120 shooters in 5 divisions and 3 classes. Divisions included Tactical Optics, Tactical Irons, Heavy Tactical Optics, Heavy Metal and Open to provide access for all shooters based on their equipment and ability. Aside from competitors shooting through adverse rain conditions on Saturday the match went off without a hitch and was completed on time with a 9-stage course of fire that was challenging, fun and designed specifically for the amateur 3-Gun competitor.
“ We delivered on our objective to support and recognize amateur 3-Gun competitors who are not sponsored professionals”, said Larry Wayland, Co Match Director. “True amateur and junior shooters make up the majority of competitors attending major matches and now they have a sanctioned event that supports the growing sport and a venue to determine America’s national amateur champion 3 gun shooters.”
Built by an experienced team of multi and 3 gun course designers, the Brownells US Amateur & Junior 3 Gun Nationals included a total of 9 stages built to fully test the handgun, shotgun and rifle skills of competitors.
“Amateur shooters are the brand evangelists for the products they use on the range and extremely important to the growth of the sport.” adds Wayland. “Our competitors are big purchase influencers and extremely loyal to companies that support their sport”.
Drawing competitors from across the country with many families and couples competing side by side for national honors and a substantial prize table, the event showcased the attraction of 3 Gun for shooters at all ability stages with an opportunity to learn the sport in a more relaxed venue. Benelli Team shooters Kurt Miller and Trapr Swonson served as Range Officers and provided training and shooting tactics advise to shooters throughout the day.
FINAL RESULTS – BROWNELLS AMATUER & JUNIOR 3 GUN NATIONALS
Shooters Class Tactical Optics Tactical Irons
A Class National Champion Dillen Easley James Whitner
B Class National Champion Clint Cerner Brandon Hafner
C Class National Champion JC McAlister DC Smith
Shooters Class Heavy Tactical Optics Open
A Class National Champion Chris Cazin Nick Kalishek
B Class National Champion Mike Moore Jeremy Tappel
C Class National Champion Craig Nordgren Blair Steine
Shooters Class Heavy Metal Division Tac Optics Junior
A Class National Champion Ken Nordstrom Nate Staskiewicz
B Class National Champion David Barnard Stone Dudley
C Class National Champion David Stark Kain Klein
Tactical Irons Junior Division
A Class National Champion Jaden Roesner
Tactical Optics High Women Shooter
A Class National Champion Heidi Kempin
Logo courtesy Brownells