May 24th, 2015

Doug Koenig Wins 16th Career Bianchi Cup Title

Bianchi Cup Doug Koenig Carl Bernosky 2015 Columbia Missouri

Story based on report by Kyle Jillson for

Doug Koenig secured his 16th NRA Action Pistol title this week at the 2015 NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri. Koenig’s final score was a perfect 1920 with 180 tie-breaking Xs. Koenig needed all those Xs to win — runner-up Jeremy Newell (1920-166X) also racked up a perfect 1920 score, but with 14 fewer Xs. Carl Bernosky, a ten-time NRA High Power Rifle Champion, placed third overall with 1918-180X. Australian shooter Anita Mackiewicz set a new record for a female shooter with a 1916-166X.

Koenig’s success at the Bianchi Cup is unparalleled. Doug’s 16 titles account for nearly half of the 37 total Bianchi championships held. Bruce Piatt has the next best career Bianchi Cup record, with five Bianchi titles, less than one-third of Koenig’s total.

Bianchi Cup Doug Koenig Carl Bernosky 2015 Columbia Missouri

Bernosky is Back!
We’re pleased to see our friend Carl Bernosky finish third overall at the 2015 NRA Bianchi Cup, scoring 1918-180X. This is a remarkable performance for a man better known for his TEN National High Power Rifle Championships. Carl, who went through back surgery last year, tells us: “I finished third … and won the Moving Target Event. It is great to be back in competition after 2014’s lost year of back problems and surgery. Thanks to my wonderful wife Margaret Bernosky for everything you’ve done and do that enables me to enjoy these shooting sports. Thank you Hornady Manufacturing and Leupold Optics for your support and friendships.”

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