Dueck & Horner Join Upchurch atop 3GN Standings
By Chad Adams
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Since last year’s Ozark match, Clint Upchurch has maintained a stranglehold on the top spot of the 3-Gun Nation leader board.
After five events, he finally has some permanent company.
SureFire’s Barry Dueck and U.S. AMU’s Daniel Horner each picked up their all-important third division win at MGM Ironman recently, giving each a maximum score of 300 for the 2011 3GN Tour. The wins all but assure each a spot in the season-ending 3GN Championship in November.
Kurt Miller (296.03) fell to fourth following Ironman, while Bryan Ray (288.6) maintained the fifth spot on the 3GN Top 50. Neither Miller nor Ray competed at Ironman.
The rest of the top 10 remained unchanged, with Taran Butler (280.62), James Darst (273.16), Jeff Cramblit (270.81), Robby Johnson (264.08) and Tony Holmes (263.98) holding steady.
However, there was dramatic movement elsewhere on the leader board. MGM’s Travis Gibson (263.68) used a Tactical Irons win at Ironman to jump from 16th place to 11th. James Cassannova (259.40) picked up his third score to enter the 3GN Top 50 at 16. Chuck Anderson’s (245.07) Trooper win gave him a third score as well, entering the standings at 21.
Other newcomers include: Craig Outzen (239.33) at 23; Trip Mcingvale (238.70) at 24; John Bagakis (221.27) at 30; Daniel Nickel (215.64) at 31; Larry Houck (212.52) at 33; Pete Rensing (206.19) at 37; Neal Emery (190.77) at 44; Craig Salman (189.53) at 45; Ralph Arredondo (188.61) at 46; and Austin Bernskoetter (186.71) at 48.
In the Ladies standings, only Kay Miculek (204.38) at 38, and Maggie Reese (187.63) currently remain in the Top 50. However, Katie Harris (179.70), also the top junior, and Dianna Liedorff (171.30), are within striking distance at 54 and 59, respectively.
To view the 3GN Top 50, along with scores out to 400th place, go to www.3gunnation.com/news/overall_scores.
The next opportunity for 3GN points comes Aug. 4-6 at the JP Enterprises Rocky Mountain 3-Gun at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M. Along with points, Rocky Mountain is a 3GN Shoot-Off match, with $7,400 on the line from Safariland.