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By Justin Stakes

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Pistol Team members display the medals they and 31 other marksmen received as the top 36 2016 Bianchi Cup National Championship finalists May 27. More than 200 shooting sport competitors participated in the event. Photo Credit: Ms. Brenda Rolin (U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade)

By Brenda Rolin
USAMU PAO

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Pistol Team members display the medals they and 31 other marksmen received as the top 36 2016 Bianchi Cup National Championship finalists May 27. More than 200 shooting sport competitors participated in the event. Photo Credit: Ms. Brenda Rolin (U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade)
United States Army Marksmanship Unit
United States Army Marksmanship Unit

Hallsvile, MO -(AmmoLand.com)- Two Soldiers won top titles during the 2016 Bianchi Cup National Championship, May 24-28, among more than 200 competitors, at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club near Columbia, Missouri.

Best known for their prowess in bull’s-eye shooting events, this is only the second year any U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldier has ever competed in the annual Bianchi Cup, an action shooting match established in 1979 that combines speed and accuracy as marksmen shoot at steel and paper targets.

The Bianchi Cup tests the shooters’ skills from a variety of positions and distances, against moving targets and from cover.

The 2015 Metallic Division Champion Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Franks, USAMU shooter-instructor, successfully defended his title for the second year in a row.

“I really wanted to come back here and have a repeat of what …Read the Rest

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