Bickar, Franks claim top events during 2023 National Trophy pistol matches

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – John Bickar, 46, of Menlo Park, CA, narrowly achieved the highest score in the President’s Pistol Match at the 2023 National Matches by just three shots in the x-ring and has now added his name to the list of gifted athletes who have won the coveted competition over the past four decades. The event was held as part of the annual series of pistols being fired at Camp Perry in July, facilitated by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

The President’s Pistol Party saw great competition in 2023, with the top five spots separated by just one point. Bickar scored the win with a score of 386-13X.

SFC Ryan Franks led the National Trophy Singles Match.

Similarly, SFC Ryan Franks, 35, of Ellerslie, GA, led the respected National Trophy singles pistol bout by a score of 295-13X. His performance was two points below the current national record, set by SSG James Henderson in 2009. Franks, who held the individual service pistol aggregate overall title in 2022, achieved the honor again in 2023.

The US Army Marksmanship Unit claimed victory in the National Team Trophy.

Later, he joined SFC teammates Greg Markowski, SSG Carl Clegg and SFC Ryan Adams to help claim victory in the National Trophy Team Match with a commanding score of 1130-34X, 24 points clear of second-place CRPA Scarlet, the High Civilian team.

SFC Adams went on to top the Police and Military Service Pistol Match by a score of 383-12X, beating out teammate SSG Hudock by one point. Although he came up short in the military event, Hudock bested Adams to victory in the 1911 As-Issued competition.

Frederic Coffee, 58, of Bedford, OH, also competed closely and earned an x-count victory in the M9 Pistol Match held in conjunction with the Pistol Small Arms Firing School, posting a score of 257-5X.

Sergeant Jason Gregoire was the top scorer in the Service Revolver EIC event.

Similarly, Sergeant Jason Gregoire, 35, of Midland, GA, earned his own x-count victory in the CMP Service Revolver EIC Match with a score of 377-11X, just five clear of second-place contender, last year’s Revolver winner SFC Greg Markowski.

David Lange edged out the .22 Rimfire EIC Match by just two points.

David Lange, 54, of Glen Rock, NJ, barely led the .22 Rimfire EIC pistol duel by two points, with a score of 288-7X. In 2015, Lange earned the Distinguished .22 Rimfire Pistol Badge #1 after being the first to achieve the required number of EIC (excellence in competition) points to receive the distinction. The Rimfire badge is one of three number 1 badges Lange has: each part of the five distinguished badges he has achieved over the years.

Nick Milev earned victories in both the Junior President’s Match and the Junior Singles event.

Other standouts included teens Nick Milev, 18, of Ossona, MI, and Charisma Owen, 20, of Wichita Falls, TX. Milev was the overall athlete for the Junior President’s Pistol Match and went on to win the GP Perry DeFino Trophy as the winner of the Junior Individual Pistol event. He also led the .22 Rimfire Pistol Junior Aggregate. Owen also put in consistent performances throughout the week, earning the highest aggregate points among the President’s, National Individual Trophy and National Team Trophy events.

1LT Lisa Emmert Traciak won the Rose Krelstein Trophy as the Tall Woman in the National/President’s Trophy singles matches.

Also of note was 1LT Lisa Emmert Traciak, 27, of Colorado Springs, CO, who won the Rose Krelstein Trophy as the tallest woman in the National/President’s Trophy Individual Aggregate. Her score of 659-26X was just one shy of the current national record, which she set herself in 2022. Emmert Traciak also took the senior woman title in the President’s and National Individual events along with the National Guard Association Trophy, Military Police Corps Trophy and General Mellon Trophy.

As in previous years, the GLOCK Shooting Sports Foundation (GSSF) National Challenge was part of the National Match schedule. The event is designed to accommodate new and experienced competitors and includes five different 10-shot series from 5, 7, 10, 15 and 25 yards in four divisions: Stock, Unlimited, Rimfire and the new MOS (Modular Optic System) grouping. All shots on goal are scored, with no penalties for missed or missed shots. Prizes were awarded to the overall competitors as well as the High Guardian, High Junior, High Lady and High Senior categories.

More than 250 competitors participated in the GSSF CMP National Challenge.

The GLOCK National Challenge overall scorers (each with perfect scores of 500) were:

Stock: Jack Ragsdale, 65, Lumberton, MS
Unlimited: SSG Standard Matte, 34, Waverly Hall, GA
rimfire: Captain Nick Roberge, 47, Fredericksburg, VA
MO: 1SG Lance Espinosa, 58, Skandia, MI

View a full list of results from the 2023 National Trophy Matches on the CMP match tracking page at Find photos to view and download for free at

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to

A revolutionary pistol that redefines concealed carry

(East Flat Rock, NC) – Cosaint Arms, a leading innovator in firearms technology, proudly presents its latest masterpiece, the COS21-Compact. This state-of-the-art pistol sets a new standard for concealed firearms, offering exceptional performance, a compact design, and unmatched versatility.

At the heart of the COS21-Compact is the 3.5” Bull Barrel, meticulously engineered to deliver pinpoint accuracy and reduced recoil for fast follow-up shots. Manufactured with precision and expertise, this pistol ensures enhanced shooting experiences for both seasoned shooters and enthusiasts.

The hard coat anodized aluminum frame is not only strong and durable, but also lightweight. C&H Precision Weapons’ slide-on mounting plate preparation ensures users can seamlessly integrate their preferred optics, giving them the advantage of lightning-fast target acquisition and improved shooting proficiency.

One of the standout features of the COS21-Compact is the medium flat trigger, designed to give a crisp, clean break, promoting better trigger control and accuracy. Combined with the compact dotted grip, this pistol becomes an extension of the shooter’s hand, ensuring a firm grip and optimal control in any shooting scenario.

Equipped with two Flush fit MBX Defender 17+1 magazines, the COS21-Compact offers impressive capacity without compromising its compact dimensions. In addition, the gun also accepts standard 2011-style magazines, making it a versatile choice for shooters who appreciate a wide range of magazine options.

Chambered in 9mm, the COS21-Compact’s sleek design doesn’t sacrifice ergonomics or comfort. Measuring 7.3″ long, 1.28″ wide, and 5.6″ tall, and weighing just 25.6 oz., this pistol features a balanced and compact profile, making it an ideal choice for everyday concealed carry, duty, or self-defense.

“We are delighted to introduce the COS21-Compact to the market,” said Greg Mooney, owner of Cosaint Arms. “Our team of engineers and designers have poured their expertise into creating a pistol that offers unmatched performance, reliability and ease of use. The COS21-Compact is a testament to our commitment to meeting the changing needs of our customers, giving them the confidence they expect from Cosaint Arms.”

The Cosaint Arms COS21-Compact is set to redefine the landscape of concealed carry, offering gun owners the chance to experience a compact 9mm firearm that doesn’t compromise on power or accuracy. For more information on the COS21-Compact and other Cosaint Arms products, visit

About Cosaint Arms

Cosaint Arms is a leading custom firearms manufacturer, dedicated to producing high-quality, American-made firearms that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. They are committed to customer satisfaction and produce firearms that are tailored to each customer’s unique needs and preferences. Cosaint Arms is a Certified Cerakote Applicator and ensures that each gun is Cerakote certified to the owner’s specifications. They stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty and offer exceptional customer support.

For more information on Cosaint Arms, please visit For press inquiries, please contact Josh Sykes at [email protected]

Primary Weapons Systems Launches Limited Edition ALPHA MK113 Rifle

A limited edition of the MK113 alpha rifle is now available for purchase on PWS.

Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) has recently released the limited edition MK113 Alpha Rifle. This is welcome news for those who have been PWS fans for many years, as the Alpha is an exclusive recreation of the original PWS Mark I Alpha, originally released in 2018. Only 250 of these rifles have been made, and each ships with a certificate of authenticity and a unique challenge coin. This rifle is a must have for both collectors and PWS enthusiasts.

The Alpha is unique compared to the rest of the PWS lineup due to a combination of fine-tuned improvements. With a 1:7 twist rate, the Alpha offers exceptional stability for heavy bullets, ensuring unmatched accuracy and performance. The construction of this rifle is of the highest quality, with robust steel plates and bolts for rock-solid rail mounting. Additionally, the gas adjustment knob takes a strategic shift, now positioned in front of the rail, providing convenient access without the need for an adjustment tool. These many thoughtfully designed modifications make the Alpha fully embody PWS’s commitment to innovation, offering a truly exceptional firearm.

PWS has a limited number of Alpha Rifles left, so be sure to order yours ASAP via the PWS website before they’re gone forever. For dealer orders, please contact Director of Sales, Ben Peters, at [email protected].

About primary weapon systems

Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) was formed in 2008 as a rifle components company and has since grown to become one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the Northwest. Taking the operating system of Kalashnikov’s AK design and fusing it with Stoner’s AR platform, the PWS long-stroke piston system brings a hybrid rifle to shooters seeking a low-maintenance yet reliable and accurate firearm. PWS makes AR-15s in .223 Wylde, .300BLK, and 7.62×39, all with the long-stroke piston operating system. As of 2022, Vigilant Gear, LLC purchased PWS. For more information, visit or @PrimaryWeapons on Instagram and Facebook.

Alaska Team Feature: Borealis Bullseyes

I caught up with the Borealis Bullseyes from Anchorage, Alaska to speak with rising high school senior Henry Riffe and high school senior Sophie Wilts, Bella Anderson, Cora Anderson (yes, twins) to discuss their journey as a team and their future plans. Coach Marshel Reed started this club team in 2000. In 2001, his team won gold at the National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been chasing another victory ever since.

Training in Alaska can be difficult at times. Winter target practice requires them to haul their bags through 3 feet of snow, when it’s -20°F. However, the training paid off; Borealis Bullseyes placed 2North Dakota at the Western Regionals in Sandy, Utah, which qualified them for the 3P CMP Precision Air Rifle National Championship here at Camp Perry. This impressive performance has made Utah his favorite game.

Team Alaska competed in the CMP Three Position Precision Air Rifle Championship at Camp Perry, which included three positions: kneeling, prone, and standing.

The team placed 36he overall this week at Camp Perry with a total score of 2,268-100x. They did it well and seemed to have fun doing it too. The team has liked Ohio so far and although they didn’t make it to Cedar Point, Sophie said the team has a great view of the nuclear power plant from their hotel window. However, they did enjoy a team trip to Kelleys Island and sample a local favorite, Toft’s Ice Cream.

The team visited Glacial Grooves on Kelleys Island.

A fun ritual the team participates in is dyeing their hair with blue hairspray. Unfortunately, the day we spoke they had washed it because it had stained their suits the day before. As for music, the car’s aux cord goes to Bella, who only plays Taylor Swift on the drive home from games. The girls don’t care, but Henry doesn’t really like the choice and he protests, “It’s terrible, I hate it. It’s 20 songs in a row and I’m just looking out the window trying to tune out.” He’s outnumbered, but her teammates insist Swift is growing with him and has even been seen nodding to some songs.

The Lake Erie Love Chair is located in downtown Port Clinton, home to the CMP headquarters and national parties.

The future is bright for these young athletes. The three seniors are looking to the future and planning for college, though no decisions have been made yet. The Anderson sisters have plans to tour a few colleges, some of which have rifle programs. Henry has a little more time to think about that than the others, since he’s starting his freshman year of high school. Sophie was excited to drop behind to shoot in the Smallbore National 3-way match, the next day, where she placed 72nd with a total score of 1,080-20x. It is clear that whatever they decide to do next, if they give it the same dedication and energy that they give to the sport of shooting, there is no doubt that they can and will succeed. Learn more about the CMP Air Rifle Postal Combat, which will kick off this fall, at

The team was excited to compete at the Gary Anderson CMP Center of Competition.

Are you interested in joining a marksmanship team? Visit the CMP website at to find a CMP affiliated club near you or contact your CMP state director at

The team enjoy having fun and before a big game, they dye their hair blue.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to

The CMP Three Position Air Rifle Zip will begin this fall and all youth clubs (Sportsmen and Precision Air Rifles) are encouraged to sign up and participate.

APEX Ammunition on display at the Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Exhibition 2023

APEX Ammunition, maker of award-winning handload Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) shotshells, will be exhibiting at the Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 28-30, 2023. Located in Booth #198 at the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, APEX will be showcasing its broad offering of waterfowl ammunition. The three-day show is open to the public and will feature the latest in duck hunting equipment, duck calling contests, decoy demonstrations and more.

“The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo is an exceptional event, and our team looks forward to attending each year and spending time with as many other passionate waterfowl hunters as we are,” said Jason Lonsberry, President and CEO of APEX Ammunition. “Our company pioneered the commercial application of TSS with the goal of producing the best cartridges possible. This is why we hand-load every TSS shell we make because the precision required to achieve our superior pattern and performance cannot be achieved by mechanical loading. APEX TSS loads also have a higher payload per gauge, resulting in better pattern density. and higher lethality.

In addition to TSS, APEX also offers a TSS/S3 Mixture of steel and S3 Steel loads to meet an even wider range of hunter needs and prices. All APEX Waterfowl loads feature an advanced tungsten lug system to offer the tightest patterns and best barrel protection possible. Waterfowl offerings include:

waterfowl TSS

The APEX Waterfowl TSS Z Series is a devastatingly punchy (18.1g/cc) Tungsten Super Shot load that is meticulously hand-loaded for the ultimate in consistency and design. Available in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and 28 gauge loads.

TSS/S Waterfowl3 steel mix

These devastating “duplex” loads combine #9 or 7.5 Tungsten Super Shot with various shot sizes of APEX S3 galvanized steel shot.

APEX S3 The steel features perfectly uniform granules for optimal patterning in a steel charge, and when combined with ultra-high-density TSS, helps deliver a stronger payload and better terminal performance for reduced damage. Available in 12 gauge and 20 gauge.

APEX also offers the popular Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blend load of No. 8 TSS and No. 3 S3 12 gauge steel only.

waterfowl S3 Steel

APEX S Waterfowl3 The steel is zinc coated to improve performance in a load of steel. Normal steel shot has small voids and irregular surfaces due to the manufacturing process. APEX’s zinc coating fills these voids and imperfections creating consistently rounder granules. Zinc also acts as a lubricant, resulting in a more consistent pellet drop during loading and greatly reduces the chance of pellet “bridging” when one pellet jams with another. The reduced friction also allows for better movement of the pellets relative to each other in the firing process, resulting in fewer stray pellets known as flyaways. The same advanced tungsten stud system used on the TSS line is also used on the S3 shot cartridges and, when combined with APEX’s premium zinc plated steel, offers a superior pattern in a steel load. Available in 12 gauge and 20 gauge.

During the Duck Hunters Expo, APEX will have its Z-Series Waterfowl TSS Loads for sale in addition to the APEX Flight Bag. This handsome waxed canvas bag, buckled and heavy duty leather strap emblazoned with the APEX logo, holds five boxes of 25 S rounds.3 Steel waterfowl shells.

About APEX ammunition

What started in 2017 with a few handcrafted shells for a hunting trip with friends has grown into an obsession with providing wing shooters with the best performing ammunition possible. Founded by American veterans and hunting enthusiasts in the great state of Mississippi, APEX Ammunition pioneered the commercial application of ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot for

create the most accurate and business impactful shot loads. The driving principle behind the company’s continuous pursuit of innovation and better performance is its commitment to providing a hunting experience like no other. For more information, visit

Savage Arms Continues Sponsorship of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors

Savage Arms announces its continued partnership with Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors. The 501(c)-3 non-profit organization is dedicated to its mission of providing mentorship and resources to children interested in outdoor sports. The organization’s goal is to immediately increase the number of men and women outdoors today, so that the industry and its conservation efforts have a support system to thrive in the future. Savage supports Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors to support further growth toward the shared mission values ​​of conservation, safety, and community.

“Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors encompasses everything Savage strives to support while educating kids about the experiences, safety, and ethical practices of the world of outdoor sports,” said Beth Shimanski, Savage Arms director of marketing. “A safe and ethical outdoorsman or woman is a responsible firearms owner, and these mentors work diligently to provide guidance. We are happy to support their efforts as they mentor a new generation of outdoor men and women.”

“Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors encompasses everything Savage strives to support while educating kids about the experiences, safety, and ethical practices of the world of outdoor sports,” said Beth Shimanski, Savage Arms director of marketing. “A safe and ethical outdoorsman or woman is a responsible firearms owner, and these mentors work diligently to provide guidance. We are happy to support their efforts as they mentor a new generation of outdoor men and women.”

Pass It On: Outdoor Mentors meet their mission goals by hosting events, raising funds, and building community support across America. In the past year, the organization has more than doubled the number of hunts it hosted, involving more than 1,000 youth. In addition to this success, Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors and its shooting sports outreach program have had excellent results. This program partners mentors with state high school shooting programs and has helped continue to strengthen a growing sport while introducing more participants to the outdoor world.

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Savage Arms. Your generosity will equip us to further our mission and achieve the goals we have set for the year,” said Brittany French, executive director of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors. “When we all work together to try to move the needle in this industry, great things can happen. Savage Arms is an incredible partner in serving the youth of the outdoors.”

For more information on how to volunteer, get involved, or partner with Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, visit their website at

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Savage Arms. Your generosity will equip us to further our mission and achieve the goals we have set for the year,” said Brittany French, executive director of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors. “When we all work together to try to move the needle in this industry, great things can happen. Savage Arms is an incredible partner in serving the youth of the outdoors.”

For more information on how to volunteer, get involved, or partner with Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, visit their website at

Check out Savage Arms’ Stories From the Road here and read how a youth trap shooting team is making their mark in shooting sports with the help of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors.

Dania Vizzi secures a gold medal in Italy

International Skeet shooter and member of the Winchester team, Dania Vizzi, took gold at the ISSF World Cup in famed Lonato, Italy. The Lonato course is legendary for attracting the best talent in the world and serving as a challenging venue for shooters at the top of their game. Vizzi’s gold medal victory adds to her momentum heading into the 2024 spring team match, which will decide who will represent the United States at the Paris Olympics.

Vizzi earned a spot at the World Cup in Italy thanks to her silver medal in the 2023 Spring Selection competition. She shot consistently all week posting a 121/125 in qualifying, which moved her to sixth on the tiebreaker. From there, Vizzi fired 54 more targets to edge out the other 5 competitors and secure the victory for the United States.

“Dania continues to show why she is one of the best shooters in the world right now,” said Jason Gilbertson, Winchester’s director of marketing. “It’s exciting to see her compete at an extremely high level and we wish her the best of luck at the Olympic Trials in Tucson next spring.”

Dania has been a long-time member of Team Winchester and has represented The American Legend in international skeet competitions around the world, but has also served as a role model and representative within shooting sports. Vizzi’s ammunition of choice is the symbol AANL129, a unique load specifically designed to comply with ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) rules. The 9-shot 24-gram payload travels at 1,325 feet per second and carries the legendary shot consistency and reliability of Winchester AA® cartridges.

About Winchester ammunition

Winchester is the world’s largest small-bore ammunition company and a leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, shooters, law enforcement, and U.S. combatants. The 157-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work, and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting or by connecting with us on Facebook at

Winchester: Committed to the safe, legal and responsible use of firearms

As a world leader in the hunting and shooting sports industry, and a 157-year-old brand, Winchester is committed to the safe, legal, and responsible use of firearms. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of issues important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs like Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals that promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by participating youth must be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

About caring for gun owners

Gun owners care. You worry about safety. You care about preventing unauthorized access to firearms. You care about improving your community, helping those in need, and conserving wildlife and wild places for generations to come. It’s time for gun owners to tell their stories and show how they’re making a difference. NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, has established the Gun Owners Care campaign to unite gun owners and the firearms industry in this common cause. Visit for more information.

Beth Shimanski Joins the Board of Directors of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors

Savage Arms announces that Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage Arm, has joined the Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors Board of Directors. This non-profit organization encourages the next generation to become more involved in outdoor activities by connecting caring and knowledgeable mentors with children interested in traditional outdoor sports. As a member of the Board of Directors, Shimanski plans to support Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors as they grow across the country and help them make an impact in the industry by combining the Outdoor Mentors mission with Savage Arms products and platform.

“We are delighted to have Beth join our Board of Directors. This group has done an excellent job leading our mission for the past 21 years and Beth is a great asset to the team,” said Brittany French, Executive Director of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors. “Under Beth’s leadership, our partnership with Savage Arms has allowed us to grow our mission and provide continued outdoor opportunities through mentorship for the youth of our community. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to learn from her and continue our great work at Outdoor Mentors!”

Shimanski comes to the Outdoor Mentors board with personal outdoor experience and industry knowledge that he has accumulated during his tenure at Savage Arms. Shimanski grew up in Minnesota very active in sports and spending time outdoors, whether it was hiking, camping or fishing, and she still enjoys those passions today. Shimanski’s experience grew even further when she began hunting thanks to her position at Savage.

Fast forward several years, Shimanski has spent significant time in the field hunting and shooting, and her travels have taken her to multiple locations in the US and abroad. Shimanski looks forward to sharing all the ways Savage Arms can help Outdoor Mentors make an impact in this industry.

“We were introduced to Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors over 5 years ago and from day one I have been impressed with not only the vision of this organization, but also the people who are leading the way,” said Beth Shimanski, Savage Arms Marketing Director. “I am honored to be asked to be a part of the growth and future direction of this group.”

To learn more about how this particular organization is helping to grow the community of outdoor men and women, check out the Savage Arms stories From the Road Outdoor Mentors: The Importance of Giving Back.

For more information on how to volunteer, get involved, or partner with Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, visit their website at

About the wild arms

Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, Savage has been producing firearms for more than 125 years. Savage is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rimfire and centerfire shotguns and rifles for hunting, competition and target shooting. Their firearms are best known for their accuracy, performance, and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its continued focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at


New Ulm, Minnesota — The Archery Trade Association announces Eric Dobberfuhl as its new sales manager. Dobberfuhl joins ATA with 12 years of experience managing sales teams, exceeding sales targets and driving significant revenue growth for his employers.

In his role, Dobberfuhl is responsible for sales and sponsorships related to the ATA Show and ATA’s membership programs and services. She also helps develop the strategic plan for the ATA trade show’s annual sales plan and leads budget development for all areas of trade show sponsorship and sales. Dobberfuhl will serve as the primary contact for ATA members regarding booth space, sponsorships and advertising for the ATA Show.

“Eric will be an asset to the ATA team and we are pleased to have him on board,” said ATA President and CEO Jeff Poole. “He comes to us with extensive sales experience and his knowledge will be essential in advancing ATA’s mission.”

Prior to joining ATA, Eric was an account executive at Orion Talent, a sales manager at Gerald Printing, and a project manager at Swisher International. He has an MBA with an emphasis in project management and serves as a captain in the Army National Guard, where he is a helicopter aviator. Eric is also an avid bow hunter and enjoys the many challenges and rewards of the sport. Click here to read Dobberfuhl’s full biography and learn more about his career and interests.

Dobberfuhl started with ATA on July 10 and has been immersed in learning about the members of ATA and the inner workings of the ATA Show. What he is most excited about is growing and developing the ATA Show and finding ways to help expand the archery and archery industry.

ATA members can contact Dobberfuhl at (507) 233-8142 or [email protected] to discuss ATA Show sponsorship opportunities.

About the Archery Trade Association
The Archery Trade Association is the organization of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, sales representatives, and others who work in the archery and bowhunting industry. The ATA has served its members since 1953. We work to increase the recruitment and retention of new, current and formerly active archers and bowhunters. We are the driving force in advocacy, education and lobbying for the common good of industry and sport. We preserve and promote the rich heritage of archery and bowhunting to ensure active consumer engagement and successful manufacturing and retailing for generations to come. The organization also owns and operates the ATA trade show, the longest running and largest trade show for the archery and bow hunting industry worldwide.

Haylyn Hanks of Team Blaser wins the women’s championship at World FITASC 2023

Team Blaser’s Haylyn Hanks put in a world-class performance in Gant, Hungary last week to win the title of Ladies Champion at the 45th Annual FITASC World Sports Championships. Held from July 13-16, Hanks bested 82 ladies from around the world in this international clay target shooting championship to shoot 175/200 and take home the gold.

“We are incredibly proud of Haylyn and congratulate her on her outstanding performance on the world stage,” said Jason Evans, CEO of Blaser Group. “Her dedication of hers to shooting sports, skill and composure of hers under pressure are impressive. We are honored to have her as a member of Team Blaser.”

Hanks fires a Blaser F3 shotgun with Black Leaf Scroll engraving and has been shooting Blasers most of his life. She is currently a junior at Texas A&M University’s Mays School of Business.

“I am very blessed to be able to hold this title and represent Blaser USA,” Hanks said.

About Blaser Group

The Blaser Group is the official US importer of the iconic German firearms brands Blaser, Mauser and JP Sauer; English gunsmith John Rigby & Co.; Minox Optics and Liemke Thermal Optics. Established in 2006, the San Antonio, Texas-based company works with distributors, wholesalers and more than 200 Blaser Group authorized dealers in every North American state, and this number is continually growing. Today, Blaser Group’s industry-leading product portfolio includes combination bolt action rifles and over and over shotguns designed specifically for hunters and competitive shooters. Their custom shop offers exclusive engravings, design work and custom finishes for bespoke weapons. With recent innovations, Blaser Group has expanded its product portfolio into cutting-edge optics and accessory lines. For more information on the company and product lines, visit: