Doug Koenig Wins Masters International Shooting Championship
BARRY, Illinois –-(Ammoland.com)- Doug Koenig won the Masters International Shooting Championship at PASA Park in Barry, Illinois for an unprecedented seventeenth time.
This was Koenig’s third major title of the 2010 competitive shooting season and his twelfth straight Masters Championship.
Koenig’s victory was impressive with strong showings in each of the events. In the Handgun Precision event, Koenig fired a score of 35. At the Handgun Long Range event, Koenig’s score was 39. Koenig’s time at the Handgun Action event was 21.60.
Koenig said that “every Masters is a bit different and exciting. I really love the match because it calls for so many different skills and it always taxes me.” Koenig expressed a desire to see the match grow and bring in a whole host of new shooters. “We need more new shooters to try their hand at this match,” said Koenig.
Koenig brought along a guest to the 2010 event. His eleven year old son, Trevor, also took part in the championship. Trevor Koenig took the Sub-Junior title with a score of 19 at the Handgun Precision event; a score of 39 at the Handgun Long Range event; and a time of 41.36 at the Handgun Action event. The Sub-Junior events have slightly different courses of fire than the main championship events. When asked about his reaction to shooting with his famous Dad at a major championship, Trevor said that it “was fun.” When asked about his favorite event, Trevor said he liked the action event the most because, “it was fun shooting fast.”
The Masters International Shooting Championship calls for a wide range of marksmanship skills. A shooter must demonstrate “bullseye” skills, speed shooting, and metallic silhouette proficiency. Competitors compete at a speed event that undergoes periodic changes in the course of fire in order to add a fresh flavor to the event. The tournament tests every facet of a shooter’s handgun skills.
This was Koenig’s third victory of the season. Koenig won the National Action Pistol Championship (Bianchi Cup) in May, was a member of the winning pro team at the Sportsman’s Team Challenge in June and has now won his seventeenth Masters Championship
Koenig has won national and world championships in pistol events, shotgun events, and rifle events. A professional shooter, Koenig has dominated competitive pistol shooting for the last fifteen years. Koenig has won seventeen Masters International Championships, three World
Speed Shooting Championships, an IPSC World Championship, three World Action Pistol Championships (holds World Record Score), thirteen Sportsman's Team Challenge Championships, a World All-Around Championship, and twelve National Action Pistol Championships (Bianchi Cup).
DOUG KOENIG'S EQUIPMENT LIST
- Koenig's gun sponsor is SMITH & WESSON – a company that is renown in the firearms business.
- Koenig's optical sight is from LEUPOLD & STEVENS – optics that are renowned for their unchallenged ruggedness, absolute waterproof integrity, and their vastly superior optical quality.
- Koenig’s bullet supplier is HORNADY – the maker of the finest bullets available.
- Koenig's speed holster is from SAFARILAND – the top name in competitive shooting holster accessories.
- Koenig's hearing protection is from WALKER’S GAME EAR – an innovator and leader in developing technologies in hearing enhancement/hearing protection devices.
- Koenig's gun cleaning products are from OTIS – the most advanced gun care systems in the world.
- Koenig's sights are from TRUGLO – maker of the world's most advanced line of fiber optic sights.
- Koenig’s brass is from STARLINE – precision brass for the shooter that requires the best.
- Koenig’s crossbows come from TEN POINT CROSSBOWS – the premiere crossbow brand in the marketplace.
- Koenig’s camouflage is from MOSSY OAK – more than just a camouflage company – a company that embodies an outdoor lifestyle.
Doug Koenig is represented by August Sports Promotions – a Maryland/Washington, D.C. based sports representation agency that specializes in representing athletes from the outdoor sports. For information about Doug Koenig please contact the offices of August Sports Promotions.
Jessie Abbate is represented by August Sports Promotions – a Maryland/Washington, D.C. based sports representation agency that specializes in representing athletes from the outdoor sports. For information about Jessie Abbate, please contact the offices of August Sports Promotions.