CORONA, Calif. -(Ammoland.com)- Team Yackley, a five-member family of competitive shooters, have brought the skills that last year produced a national championship, two world championships and a bronze medal and 11 first-place finishes to the Lucas Oil Pro Staff Team for the 2016 season.
The team consists of Mark and Becky Yackley and their three sons – Tim (17), Sean (16) and Andrew, an 11-year-old who is usually the youngest shooter at the 3 Gun and U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) events he enters.
The Yackley 5 joins a standout team of shooters in all disciplines that began last year as a means of introducing Lucas Oil gun oils and cleaners to the sport shooting industry and the general public.
“Selling Lucas Oil Outdoor Line products is a key performance indicator of our success,” said Lisa Marie Judy, the New Business Development Sponsorship and Events Coordinator for the Lucas Oil Outdoor Line.
“Supporting the 2nd Amendment by providing all firearms owners with the most superior lubrication and cleaning products on the market helps grow and promote our brand. Supporting the shooting sports industry through competitive events and its participants fosters the relationship Lucas has with shooters who in turn become brand ambassadors for Lucas across our various product lines.”
The Yackleys, who live in rural Wisconsin, have been ambassadors for the sport since Mark and Becky began competing in the early 1990s. They both began shooting with their fathers as children and met while teammates at Marquette University, where Mark was an All-American in Free-Pistol, and have competed in highpower, NCAA Small Bore and Air Rifle, free pistol, USPSA pistol, 3 Gun, IPSC Shgotgun and summer Biathlon while raising their three sons to have an equal love for the sport.
Mark, a Wisconsin State Trooper and firearms instructor, competed on a limited basis in 2015 while finishing his latest active duty tour at the Pentagon with the U.S. Marines Corps.
The multi-talented Becky was part of the world champion IPSC Shotgun team and in addition to several High Lady finishes in 3 Gun events also finds times to continue to be one of the sport's leading photographers, writers, television personalities and instructors as well as mother to three rising stars.
Tim, the oldest of the trio, was the national champion in the junior division at the prestigious Bianchi Cup, the junior world champion at the NRA Shoot, a bronze medalist at the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot and the overall winner of the three-day Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun event. He spent part of his winter teaching alpine skiing and is training for the World Action Shooting Championship in New Zealand in November.
Middle son Sean is a proficient speed and long-range shooter, as his win in the Colt Speed Steel Event at the Bianchi Cup attests. He has an interest in building bows, arrows and crossbows and did some fur trapping with younger brother Andrew during the winter.
Andrew, who is the character in the family, has the main role in a series of safety videos aimed at young shooters that the family is working on. He is developing into a tenacious 3 Gun competitor and was the only 11-year-old to take part in six major matches in 2015.
The Yackleys are thrilled to be a part of the outstanding Lucas Oil Pro Staff Team and welcome the opportunity to use their own equipment and experiences to demonstrate the quality of the Lucas Oil Outdoor Line of products.