Virginia resident breaks Koenig's stranglehold on MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup
Columbia, Missouri - For the first time in 17 years, the name Doug Koenig or Bruce Piatt will not be called to the stage when officials announce the Grand Champion of the MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup. Instead that honor goes to Reading, Pennsylvania's Kevin Angstadt and his 1920-171x.
Angstadt accomplished this feat by virtue of being the only competitor to shoot quadruple 480s in each of the four events (Practical, Barricade, Mover and Plates). 15-time winner Doug Koenig (winner of the last four Bianchi Cups) ended up with a 1918-182x while Nigel Gordon finished with a 1918-152x.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve shooter Kevin Worrell captured his first Metallic Sight title with a 1907-127x while Jessie Duff snagged another Women's crown after firing a 1893-135x.
Once word of the Kevin's amazing success started to spread, congratulations started streaming in from around the globe.
Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistols shooters. This year’s championship featured competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and the United States. For a complete rundown of this year's competition, stay tuned to NRAblog.
For more on the MidwayUSA Bianchi Cup, visit their website on compete.nra.org