By Kyle Jillson | October 2 2012 14:35

United States takes three of four NRA World Action Pistol team championships in Germany

Team USA at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany

Team USA had a very impressive showing at last month's 8th NRA World Action Pistol Championship. Shot every other year, Philippsburg, Germany hosted the matches this go around and graciously accommodated all the international competitors.

The championship is also known as the World Bianchi Cup since it is nearly identical in structure to the MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup held annually in Columbia, Missouri. Nearly identical, that is, because the world championship incorporates a team aspect that the national championship does not.

Like the individual championships, team championships are shot for the Open, Production, Metallic and Women's classes. With many of the top shooters in the world present, Team USA rose above and took three of the four. Their only loss came at the hands of Germany in the Metallic team championship.

Top USA Open Team at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany

2012 World Action Pistol Championship
Open
USA Open Team A Kevin Angstadt, Jerrold Della Bella, Doug Koenig, Bruce Piatt 7652-658x
2 BDMP Open Roland Croes, Thomas Glas, Adam Lennert, Christoph Geppert 7614-607x
3 US Open Team B Kim Beckwith, Jesse Duff, Julie Golob, Vera Koo 7573-566x

Top USA Metallic Team at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany

2012 World Action Pistol Championship
Metallic
BDMP Metallic 1 Ralph Vanicek, Bernard Paul 3754-246x
2 US Metallic Team A Douglas Carden, Troy Mattheyer 3666-230x
3 US Metallic Team B George Mowbray, Mark Spangler 3589-202x

Top USA Production Team at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany

2012 World Action Pistol Championship
Production

US Production Team B Robert Leatham, Kyle Schmidt 3761-275x
2 US Production Team A Randi Rogers, Vance Schmid 3664-217x
3 BDMP Production 1 Vens Tigges, Frank Reiche 3634-226x

Top USA Ladies Team at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany

2012 World Action Pistol Championship
Ladies
US Ladies Team B Helen Jeavons, Vera Koo 3791-271x
2 US Ladies Team A Jesse Duff, Julie Golob 3783-283x
3 Team BDMP Ladies Christina Stöckl, Denise Brandenburger 3653-201x

Congratulations on your wins and thank you for representing the United States proudly. There's plenty more to cover from the World Bianchi Cup, including the surprise finish for the individual championship, and we'll be covering it piece by piece right here on NRAblog.

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