For the second year in a row Ashley Rheuark was the overall winner of the Brownells Ladies’ Multigun Fall Festival. The 2017 Fall Fest Match took place this past weekend at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park Mammoth, KY. Shooters included 117 female competitors, who tackled 8 challenging stages and 2 side matches over 2 days.
The event was a success for a true multigun experience with 3-gun, 2-gun, and 1-gun stages. Red Stitch Targets sponsored the steel targets used by Stage Designers Mike Oberman and Bryan Corry in bays, structures, and natural terrain throughout the Park Mammoth property. Range Master Nancy Oberman coordinated a staff of over 30 people to ensure the event was fun and safe. During the match, a Range Officer (RO) traveled with each squad as a “squad mom” to help staff at the stages, answer participants’ questions, and keep the squad matrix on time.
While several competitors were sponsored professionals, many participants were shooting their first major match. Many competitors took advantage of clinics with pro shooters prior to the match. Ashley Rheuark taught pistol clinics, Dianna Muller and Heather Miller taught rifle clinics, and Janna Reeves and Aaron Hayes taught shotgun clinics. Tina Martin-Nims taught clinics on optics and 3-gun gear.
“We are thrilled that we were able to offer a great match experience and share the A Girl & A Gun culture with these incredible women,” says Match Director Julianna Crowder. “Our sponsors offered generous prizes and giveaways, and our staff was talented, kind, and hard-working. Our clinics, activities, and stages served to strengthen the female presence in the world of competitive shooting sports. We couldn’t be more proud.”
Participants walked the prize table in order of finish; prizes included products from match sponsors, including 14 guns from Benelli, GLOCK, Mossberg, Remington, Area 15, Springfield, and Walther. Three additional guns from GLOCK, Breda, and Bond Arms were given to randomly drawn participants, and another was awarded by Ranger Proof to the participant who finished in the middle of the pack.
High Junior: Anniston Baluyot (6th)
High LEO: Dianna Muller (2nd)
High Military: Ashleigh Gosnell (35th)
High Senior: Laura Torres-Reyes (38th)
High Super Senior: Cheryl Fordyce (16th)
The next Multigun Fall Fest will be held at Rockcastle on October 5-6, 2018.
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A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is by women shooters for women shooters. AG & AG’s girl-friendly events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to teach them. The league breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level events.