Harris Extends 3GN Junior Shooter Lead
Leeper Jumps to Second After Strong Ozark Finish.
By Chad Adams
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- With two events remaining on the 2011 FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour, Presented by SureFire, Katie Harris has all but ran away with the Junior division—making the Georgia high school student the favorite in the 3GN Junior Shoot-Off, and the top prize of $5,000, courtesy of Cheaper Than Dirt!
Harris (196.54) added to her lead with an outstanding performance in Tactical Optics at the recent Adams Arms Ozark 3-Gun Championship, where she shot 68-percent of Daniel Horner’s division-winning time. Staying that close to Horner, especially on a natural terrain course of fire, shows just how much Harris has improved over the course of only her second season in 3-gun competition.
Equally impressive at Ozark, Cody Leeper shot a 66.77 in Tactical Optics, including a stage win over the entire division, likely the best individual stage performance by a junior since Horner himself tore up major 3-gun matches prior to his enlistment in the U.S. AMU. Leeper’s score pushed his overall 3GN points to 172.11.
Warne’s JD Wilcox (105.42) sits in third place on the 3GN Junior Standings; however, he will likely need a big finish, and maybe a little luck, to hold off both Jake Denno and Hayden Hixson. With two scores apiece, if Denno and Hixson each add one more score, and shoot to their ability, they should take home the final two slots. But if just one of them slips up, then Wilcox, in his first year of competition, could be shooing for Cheaper Than Dirt’s $5,000 prize in the 3GN Junior Shoot-Off in November.
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See the full 3GN Junior Standings at http://www.3gunnation.com/the_series/standings/j/juniors_standings.
Eds. Note: All competitors are encouraged to begin checking all of their scores immediately. Any scoring errors must be reported to 3GN prior to the beginning of the FNH USA 3-Gun Championships in November to be valid for the 3GN Championship, Lady Shoot-Off or Junior Shoot-Off.