By Kyle Jillson | May 22 2014 20:45

Vadasz first in Metallic, Leatham first in Production, and Reese first in Women's at Bianchi Cup's 35th Anniversary

Doug Koenig at the Blade-Tech Practical Event in the 2014 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup

Columbia, Missouri - With just one day remaining in the race for the the 2014 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup title, shooters are busy preparing for their final events. At the front of the pack sits fifteen-time overall champion Doug Koenig, poised to add another title to his resume.

Posting a 1440-140x through the cup's Practical, Barricade, and Falling Plate events, Koenig faces the Moving Target event tomorrow to close out his run. Close behind and also going up against the mover tomorrow are Kevin Angstadt, 1440-136x; Kyle Schmidt, 1440-135x; Timothy Altenburg, 1440-130x; and Nigel Gordon, 1440-120x. And while there are some hefty gaps in X-count, one miss and it won't matter. Like usual, it's going to be a tense end and a close finish to the championship tomorrow afternoon.

In the Metallic division, defending champion Robert Vadasz is on the way to his sixth title at 1427-87x. He has his work cut out for him, however, as Kevin Worrell is in position to capitalize on any mistake with his 1427-79x. Shooting legend Rob Leatham maintains a fairly large lead in the Production division after shooting a 1424-86x, well ahead of Vance Schmid's 1394-82x. And in the Women's division, Maggie Reese is three points up on 2013 champion Jessie Duff, 1427-88x to 1424-117x.

All leaders through today's shooting have solid scores and, when scores are final, the winners' podium may look the way it does now, but anything can happen tomorrow. We'll see who can hold on to their lead and if anyone falls to a competitor waiting in the wings.

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