Greg Jordan won the 2019 NRA World Shooting Championship on Saturday, September 21 with a 1039.2 final score and time of 420.85. Facing a talented field of 270 professional and amateur shooters, Jordan managed to separate himself from the pack on the second day of the 3-day match, hanging on to his lead through the bitter end to become the first-ever two-time NRA World Shooting Champion. He previously won the match in 2017.
Jordan received a prize check for $25,000 from the NRA for his victory. He scored 86.6 percent of all points available. As for his individual stage performances, Jordan was the top shooter for three out of 12, garnering perfect 100 percent scores at Stage No. 1 "Crazy Quail Sporting Clays A," Stage No. 3 "3-Gun" and Stage No. 5 "NRA America's Rifle Challenge."
Last year's champion, Tim Yackley, finished in second place with a score of 954.2 and final time of 429.07. He garnered 79.52 percent of all the available points. Although he didn't win any of the 12 stages outright, he placed second in four of them: Stage No. 3 "3-Gun," Stage No. 4 "Biathlon," Stage No. 5 "NRA America's Rifle Challenge" and Stage No. 9 "USPSA." By far, his best performance was at the Biathlon stage, where he earned 99.08 percent of all available points.
Rounding out the top three was Brian K. Nelson, with a final score of 907.2 and final time of 483.99. Nelson's score reflected 75.6 percent of all the points available. Similar to the champion Greg Jordan, Nelson was the top shooter for three of the 12 match stages, taking top honors for Stage No. 7 "NRA Action Pistol Falling Plates," Stage No. 9 "USPSA" and Stage No. 11 "Precision Rifle Series."
Lanny Barnes won High Lady with a score of 691.8, also placing her 20th overall in the field. Her best performance by far was at Stage No. 11 "Precision Rifle Series," where she finised second for the stage with 99.27 percent of all available points. Unfortunately, Barnes had to leave early so we were unable to get a photo of her at the awards ceremony, but stay tuned—our full coverage that will be published later on will certainly include pictures of Barnes.
The NRA World Shooting Championship has become highly regarded despite its short history, with its unparalleled format—12 shooting disciplines, and all guns and ammunition provided. A fat cash purse, along with separate prize tables for professional and amateur shooters, further places it on the "must-do" list for competitive shooters from around the globe.
2019 NRA World Shooting Championship Leaderboard
Greg Jordan (Pro), 1039.2
Tim Yackley (Pro), 954.2
Brian K. Nelson (Pro), 907.2
Bruce Piatt (Pro), 888.4
Mark Yackley (Pro), 844.6
Todd Jarrett (Pro), 810.7
Brian Shanholtz (Pro), 805.6
William Johnston (Pro), 803.1
Jerry Miculek (Pro), 799.1
Tyrel Cooper (Pro), 797.3
Sean Yackley (Pro), 767.4
Logan Clark (Pro), 765.1
Martin Lucero (Pro), 759.0
Chris Cerino (Pro), 756.0
Tony Holmes (Pro), 746.5
Benjamin Cobb (Amateur), 736.4
Paul Wollmuth (Amateur), 732.3
Andrew Yackley (Pro, Junior), 705.0
Lon Thayn (Pro), 696.0
Lanny Barnes (Pro, Lady), 692.0
*All scores rounded up.
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