Friends of NRA host takes two divisions and retains Steel Master title in Florida
Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this month, Friends of NRA television host and professional shooter Jessie Duff captured the Ladies’ Limited and Open division titles for the 2012 Steel Challenge World Championships at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.
No stranger to the winner's circle, Jessie's history at the Challenge includes four Ladies' Open and Limited titles along with three Ladies' .22 Open titles. No small feat as the Steel Challenge calls on some of the fastest shooters in the world. Luckily for Jesse, she happens to be one of them.
Of the many divisions available, Jessie entered the Limited, Open and .22 Open whose aggregate determines the Steel Master. After her impressive performance this year, Jessie is now a four-time, consecutive, winner of the Steel Master title. At the level Jessie is currently shooting, you can bet on her adding quite a few more of those to her resume in the future.
Like in the MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup, the Open division is home to the most fiercest of competition. Unlike the Bianchi Cup, however, the shooter's score is also matched against the time it takes them to run the course. Jessie's winning time in Ladies' Open was 99.90 seconds, good enough for 17th overall.
“I always enjoy shooting the Open division because it is just so much faster," Jessie told her sponsor, Taurus, after the win. "But, with the increased speed I still have to maintain consistency and control, because the competition is so fierce. It’s an honor to have done so well against the ladies that competed, because they are the best in the world!”
To top it all off, Jessie is juggling her training and competing with filming the last few episodes of Friends of NRA's third season. At the end of this week she and Matt will head to the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico for an Elk Hunt with the 2013 Gun of the Year - exciting.
We'll have more news on the new Friends of NRA season as it gets closer, don't you worry. And congratulations Jessie on your wins.