Team Benelli Shooters Take First Place at Rocky Mountain 3-Gun
ACCOKEEK, MD –-(Ammoland.com)- From a field of more than 300 competitors, Team Benelli shooters Kurt Miller and Rob Romero distinguished themselves at the 2011 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico last weekend.
Miller and Romero both took first place in their respective divisions – Miller taking first in Tactical-Irons and Romero placing first in Heavy-Metal Irons.
Overcoming the thin air of mile-high altitudes and grueling terrain, Kurt Miller dominated his entire match with his Benelli M2 scoring a perfect 100 points on 4 of the 9 stages.
Miller took 1st place in the Tactical-Irons division with a total score of 807.13. Rob Romero was the lead competitor shooting his SuperNova in the Heavy-Metal Division taking home 1st place with a score of 774.52.
Team Benelli shooters, Katie Harris (469.08) took 2nd overall in the Junior Division and 3rd overall in the Lady’s Division of Tactical-Optics, Tony Holmes (775.01) took 3rd overall in the Open Division, Julie Golob (419.12) took 4th place in the Lady’s Division of Tactical-Optics. Ben Fortin (650.32) came in 15th place in Tactical-Optics, Patrick Kelly (507.22) came in 15th place in the Heavy-Metal Scope Division and Jansen Jones (497.87) came in 18th place in the Heavy-Metal Scope Division.
“This was a very physical match with lots of running and challenging terrain,” said Team Benelli’s Bryce Towsley. “This match was nearly as challenging as the Ironman with lots of off-hand long range rifle and shotgun slug shooting.”
Coming up next on the 3-Gun Nation Tour with more than 500 shooters competing, is the much-anticipated AR-15.com 3-Gun Pro Am. Co-sponsor and host of the match will be Rockcastle Shooting Center, located near Park City, KY on August 26-28.
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