by NRABlog Staff - Saturday, May 9, 2015
Last weekend, Brownells held its Lady 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge West Match in St. George, Utah. The event brought out hundreds of top female shooters to compete in action-packed 3 gun stages for a tournament that is quickly making a name for itself in the shooting world.
Begun last year by Brownells CEO and NRA First Vice President Pete Brownell, many were skeptical that the inaugural Brownells Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am Challenge would have a supportive turnout, but 200 women from the United States and Canada, from experienced pros to those shooting their first 3 gun match, had a great time shooting with other women, testing out new gear and guns, and making friendships that are still going strong.
The challenge received such praise from competitors, media, and the shooting community for encouraging more women - the fastest growing segment in the shooting industry - to pick up competitive shooting, that it's sure to become one of the competitive shooting circuit's main staples in no time.
In last weekend's match, Lena Miculek, daughter of legend Jerry Miculek and an incredible shooter herself, outshoot the everyone else to take First Place Pro Lady. Sandy Thoms won Amateur Lady in Tactical Optics while Lynda TurnBull took first Amateur Lady in Open and Danielle Vermeulen shot her way to the top Amateur Lady in Tactical Irons.
The 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge East Match, which will aggregate scores from the West Match to determine the recipient of the Benelli Pro Cup Champion $5,000 check, will be held October 2-4 in Clinton, South Carolina. Interested in joining in on the action?