ONTARIO, California - Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, announced today fourteen talented junior competitors ages 17-21 have been selected to compete with a Safariland sponsorship at the 2013 35th MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship in Columbia, MO. Scheduled for May 22-25, the national championship is expected to have 325 competitors with more than 200 already registered.
"Words can't describe how amazing it is to be a part of a program that supports young competitive shooters," said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment Marketing for the Safariland brand. "We believe in these junior competitors as they are the future of the sport."
More than 125 hopeful competitors applied for the scholarship through an official application involving a recommendation by a coach or instructor and an essay submission of why the applicant should be selected. The top fourteen applicants were selected by the NRA Competition Staff and the majority of the shooters will be competing in the Production Division using the provided Safariland competition gear such as belts, holsters, magazine pouches, and shooters bag.
Safariland congratulates the following MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Scholarship Recipients:
Allie Barrett - Stockton, MO
Brian Lee - Woodbury, CT
Elizabeth Buerling - Uniontown, OH
Tyler Luce - Sturgis, MI
William Cain - Burlington, VT
Kaila Mason - Temecula, CA
Evan Coar - McLean, VA
Joseph Radzwion - Eastpointe, MI
Graham Cochrane - Boxford, MA
Marshall Riegel - Ridgeley, WV
Logan Fowler - Le Grand, CA
Joseph Totts - Mogadore, OH
Joshua Harris - Mukitteo, WA
Raymond Trainque - Winooski, VT
For more information about the competition gear worn by these scholarship recipients, please vistwww.safariland.com/dutygear/competition
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visi www.safariland.com/dutygear.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world's most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visi www.safariland.com.
The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
For further information, please contact:
Hope Bianchi Sjursen
Director, Marketing Services
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-9300 x31223