The Yackley family this year have captured multiple major victories, including oldest son Tim Yackley winning the inaugural PrairieFire RANK Championship last month in Texas, landing him the $50,000 top prize.
With all five members shooting for Team Winchester, the Yackley family includes father and mother, Mark and Becky, and their three sons—the aforementioned Tim, middle son Sean and the youngest, Andrew. (Read our profile of the Yackleys here.)
As mentioned, Tim Yackley—one of the top-ranked practical shooters in the world—recently won first place and $50,000 at the inaugural PrairieFire RANK Championship. A sizable cash prize schedule attracted many talented shooters to the event in Florence, Texas, held in October as part of the first annual Celebrating Heroes festival to support the families of fallen law enforcement officers.
Tim Yackley’s fast and accurate shooting certainly contributed to his victory in Texas while facing tough competition. But he is no stranger to the leaderboard at major matches. Regular Shooting Sports USA readers will remember in 2018 when Tim, then age 20, topped the leaderboard at the NRA World Shooting Championship, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the match. He, along with his brothers, have also captured big wins at the Bianchi Cup in past years.
Not to be outdone, Becky Yackley in September garnered a first place finish in the Lady Standard division at the 2022 Pan American Handgun Championship (Level IV IPSC). Additionally, she took second place in the same division at the 2022 IPSC Nationals. (Becky has also written articles for the NRA Women website.)
Family patriarch Mark Yackley and the two younger sons, Sean and Andrew, did their own fair share of winning this year. The trio posted solid performances at a number of events this season, including the USPSA Multigun Nationals, the Wisconsin, Texas and Missouri 3-Gun State Championships, plus the Caribbean Open.
Becky Yackley expressed admiration about her sons and how they have become strong competitors, and even better siblings. More than just a proud mother, she is elated about the family’s success on the firing line. “I’m proud of how they support one another and am thankful for the opportunities to take on challenges with them,” she said.
Team Winchester will continue to support the Yackley family as competitive shooters and brand ambassadors.
“The Yackley family positively represents Team Winchester on so many levels: competition, training, education and responsible firearm ownership,” Matt Campbell, Winchester’s vice president of sales and marketing, said. “They are successful for many reasons, but their work ethic and commitment to excellence are what set them apart.”