Columbia, Missouri - There's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. That's especially true when it comes to the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup's Celebrity Pro-Am Event. Divided into four primary categories, the Pro-Am is a mixture of celebrities, sponsors, press and professional shooters.
This year, the Celebrity match started as Cowboy Mounted Action Shooting Champion Kenda Lenseigne stood side by side with actor Marshall Teague. Kenda, last year's top celebrity shooter, dispatched Teague for a chance to defend her 2011 title.
Her opponent in the final round would be Top Shot's Iain Harrison. Harrison finished ahead Chuck's Mark Christopher Lawrence in the opening round and appeared to be in perfect position to stage an upset. Unfortunately for Iain, Kenda was a little quicker on the trigger as she won her 4th consecutive Celebrity Pro-Am title.
In the Industry category, Team FNH's Dianna Liedorff shot her way to victory over Action Target's Mike Stillwell, Blade-Tech's Ryan Preece and Sig Sauer's Rodney May. For the Media division, Caleb Giddings of Gun Nuts Media finished in first against fellow correspondents from Gun Talk, Shooting USA, American Handgunner and Student of the Gun.
The Pro-Am also served as a bit of a reunion for contestants from the History Channel reality show Top Shot. Joining Harrison in the challenge was Season 4 runner-up Gregory Littlejohn, Season 1 runner-up Chris Cerino and Season 3's Cliff Walsh. In the end, Cerino ended up holding onto his title of Bianchi Cup's Pro-Am Top Shot Champ.
Check out the slideshow below for photos from the event and check back for more Bianchi Cup coverage including Saturday's Awards Ceremony.