Derrick Mein Named Copa Aguila Champion for Third Consecutive Year

Derrick Mein Named Copa Aguila Champion for Third Consecutive Year
Derrick Mein Named Copa Aguila Champion for Third Consecutive Year

Copa AguilaCONROE, TEXAS-( Aguila Ammunition is proud to name Derrick Mein Champion of the Copa Aguila Sporting Clays Tournament for the third consecutive year. This also marked the third year of the annual shooting event, hosted by Aguila Ammunition. The Copa Aguila, held from September 22nd – 24th in Guadalajara, Mexico, is consistently proving to be one of the largest shooting sports events in all of Latin America.

For the second year in a row the event was held at Club Cinegetico Jalisciense and welcomed almost 400 registered shooters from the United States, Mexico, Columbia and Honduras. The competition consisted of Sporting Clays, Five-Stand, 3-Gun and for the first time a Rimfire category. Each category was broken into various shooting divisions and cash and prize packages totaling $85,000 were awarded.

Top finishers in the overall Copa Aguila tournament were Derrick Mein with a two-day score of 196, which includes a perfect score of 100 out of 100 during Sunday's event, marking a record in Guadalajara, Paul Montealegre who finished second over-all with a score of 187 and Diego Duarte Delgado was named third overall with a total score of 185.

 Copa Aguila Tournament Top Finishers
Copa Aguila Tournament Top Finishers

Winner of the individual “Minishell” competition was Roman Saavedra with a score of 96 out of 100. Diego Duarte Delgado returned to the competition this year, taking home second place with a score of 95 and Derrick Mein finished the Minishell competition in third with a score of 93. Mein took home first place in the Copa Five Stand category with a score of 90, Duarte brought home second with a score of 87 and Theo Ribbs placed third with an 87.

Roberto Embriz won the individual Copa Aguila 3-Gun Tournament while Embriz, Luis Gómez, Bernardo Olvera and Luis Covarrubias were finalists in the 3-Gun shoot-off. Hugo Hernandez finished first in the inaugural Rimfire Rifle and Pistol Silhouette category with a score of 63, Juan Villarreal finished second with a score of 61 and Porfirio Rizo Garcia finished third with a score of 56.

Copa Aguila was a successful event for Team Aguila shooters as John Nagel also shot a personal best in both Rimfire Rifle and Rimfire Pistol categories. And Diana Mein, wife of Team Aguila shooter Derrick Mein won all of the ladies' categories, repeating her outstanding performances from the 2015 and 2016 Copa Aguila where she also took the title of top women's shooter.

“TxAT was proud to host American shooters, distributors, writers and three of our own Team Aguila sponsored shooters to enjoy the camaraderie of this shooting event,” states Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing for TxAT/Aguila Ammunition. “We wanted our guests to really enjoy this premiere event with world-class shooters from the U.S. and Mexico.”

“It was great being back at Club Cinegetico Jalisciense. After working together last year, our teams made it more seamless and successful than anticipated for such a large tournament. Both teams truly raised the bar for future Copa Aguila events and it gets better every year,” said Luis Baiza, President of Industrias Tecnos.

TxAT, Club Cinegetico Jalisciense, Adventurando Outdoor Store, eRicher, 5.11, FEMETI and Natural Outdoors sponsored the event.

About Aguila Ammunition

Aguila Ammunition, founded in 1961, is manufactured in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by Industrias Tecnos, S.A. de C.V. As one of the largest rimfire manufacturers in the world, Aguila utilizes cutting-edge technology to manufacture quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition. Aguila offers a complete range of products for the self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military markets. Texas Armament & Technology is the exclusive North American distributor for Aguila Ammunition.

About Texas Armament & Technology

Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) is the exclusive distributor of Aguila Ammunition in the U.S. and Canadian markets. TxAT specializes in distributing high-quality brands around the globe including distribution into the Mexican market. From marketing strategy, planning and implementation to operational optimization and logistics, TxAT has the experience to bring products to market both domestically and abroad, delivering solutions that deliver results.

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