Benelli Forms 3-Gun Team
Benelli USA recently announced the formation of its first sponsored 3-gun team. Team Benelli features a core group of veteran and up-and-coming competitors, including men, women and a junior shooter.
“3-Gun shooting competitions are dynamic, practical shooting events that provide a setting for quality brands like Benelli to prove their worth through superior performance,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP Marketing and Communications. “We’re really pleased to be involved in the 3-gun sport with a group of shooters, who are wonderful ambassadors for the shooting sports, the Benelli brand and the shooting industry as a whole.”
- Taran Butler, Hollywood, CA
- Chris Sechiatano, Pleasant Hill, CA
- Julie Golob, Glasgow, MT
- Jeff Cramblit, Huntsville, AL
- Jansen Jones, Atlanta, GA
- Patrick E. Kelley, Moses Lake, WA
- Kurt Miller, Edmond, OK
- Katie Harris, Taylorsville, GA
- Jeremy Parker, Dixon, KY
- Rob Romero, Atlanta, GA
- Ben Fortin, Hopkinsville, KY
- Jessie Abbate, McDonough, GA
- Bryce Towsley, North Clarendon, VT
With Butler, Miller, Kelley, and Cramblit, Benelli’s team compiles a tremendous amount of competitive experience and major match wins, while Romero, Sechiatano, Fortin, Parker and Jones are consistently top performers. Both Butler and Romero are past 3GN Shoot-Off winners as well.
Jesse Abbate is already a USPSA Multi-Gun Champion, while Golob’s entrance into 3-gun is highly anticipated. Junior shooter Katie Harris is fresh off a division and 3GN Team Event win at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun, and is highly regarded as one of the most promising young competitors in 3-gun. With the debut of the Lady and Junior Shoot-Offs at the 3GN Championship, and a $5,000 prize from Cheaper Than Dirt, Benelli will be expected to challenge for those titles as well.
Several members of Team Benelli will be back in action this month at the DPMS-Bushnell Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun, a 3GN series points match, at the Rockcastle Shooting Center April 29-May 1 in Park City, Kentucky. Complete coverage of the match will be featured here at www.3gunnation.com.