SASP Athletes Set World Records At The 2021 World Speed Shooting Championship

With over 23 new world records set, SASP athletes turned heads in nearly every division at the 2021 World Speed Shooting Championship! These junior shooters traveled to the CMP Marksmanship Park as individual competitors and returned home to their SASP teams with 64 different podium finishes between them.


Congratulations to SASP Athlete and SASP 2020 National Champion Nate Gibson. Nate set a new Steel Challenge world record for Rimfire Pistol Iron with a total time of 69.05 and the previously listed record was a 71.86. That may sound like a slim margin, but in the world of action shooting, Nate SHATTERED that record!

Nate Gibson:
3rd Place, Master class Carry Optics
World Champion, 1st Place Junior, Rimfire Pistol Iron
2nd Place, 1st Place Junior, Rimfire Pistol Open
2nd Place, 1st Place Junior, Rimfire Rifle Iron
2nd Place Junior, 3rd Place, Rimfire Rifle Open

Another HUGE win at the World Speed Shooting Championship by a SASP athlete! Emily Cunningham’s performance in Rimfire Rifle Open claimed the World Lady Championship Title! Emily also placed at World’s in the following: Carry Optics 3rd place Lady, Rimfire Rifle Iron 2nd place Lady, Rimfire Rifle Open 3rd place Junior & 1st place Lady, PCC Iron 2nd place Junior & 2nd place Lady, PCC Open 2nd place Lady, Open 1st B Class and 3rd place Lady

Emily Cunningham:
Rimfire Rifle Open World Lady Champion
Carry Optics 3rd place Lady
Rimfire Rifle Iron 2nd place Lady
Rimfire Rifle Open 3rd place Junior & 1st place Lady
PCC Iron 2nd place Junior & 2nd place Lady
PCC Optics 2nd place Lady
Open 1st B Class and 3rd Lady

Congrats to SASP athlete, Bridget Cunningham for her record-breaking performances at the World Speed Shooting Championship! Bridget not only won FIVE Lady World Championship titles but also set FIVE new Lady World Records, along with SEVENTEEN Lady World Record Stage Times. Bridget’s long list of podium performances include:-Pistol Caliber Carbine Open 2nd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron 2nd overall, 2nd place GM, 1st place Junior, and 1st place Lady-Rimfire Rifle Open, 2nd place Lady-Rimfire Rifle Iron, 2nd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Rimfire Pistol Open, 3rd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Rimfire Pistol Iron, 3rd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Production 3rd place B, 2nd place Junior, and 3rd place Lady

Bridget Cunningham:
PCC Open 2nd place Junior and 1st place Lady-PCC Iron 2nd overall, 2nd place GM, 1st place Junior, and 1st place Lady-Rimfire Rifle Open, 2nd place Lady-Rimfire Rifle Iron, 2nd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Rimfire Pistol Open, 3rd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Rimfire Pistol Iron, 3rd place Junior and 1st place Lady-Production 3rd place B, 2nd place Junior, and 3rd place Lady

Connor Knapp from the Boone/Hartford Hotshots decided his first Steel Challenge match would be the World Speed Shooting Championship! Of course, being a SASP athlete, he pretty much cleaned house in U Class! Way to go Connor!

Connor Knapp: 1st Place U Class Rimfire Rifle Open 1st Place U Class Rimfire Pistol Open 1st Place U Class Pistol Caliber Carbine Open 1st Place U Class Rimfire Rifle Iron

SASP athlete, Kylie Wells of the KC Steel Raiders put on quite a show at the World Speed Shooting Championship! Kylie came home with the following honors: 1st High Overall (HOA) B class, 1st HOA Rimfire Rifle Iron B class, 2nd HOA A class, 2nd HOA Pistol Caliber Carbine Open, 2nd Rimfire Pistol Iron A Class, and 2nd Lady Rimfire Pistol Open!

Kylie Wells:
1st High Overall (HOA) B class, 1st HOA Rimfire Rifle Iron B class, 2nd HOA A class, 2nd HOA Pistol Caliber Carbine Open, 2nd Rimfire Pistol Iron A Class, and 2nd Lady Rimfire Pistol Open

Another huge win at the World Speed Shooting Championship by SASP athlete, Kaylee Shaner from LCSA Young Guns! WORLD CHAMPION, Rimfire Rifle Open, B Class 3rd Place Overall B Class out of 120 competitors, 4th Place, Rim Fire Rifle Iron, B Class

Kaylee Shaner:
1st Place Rimfire Rifle Open, B Class
3rd Place Overall B Class out of 120 competitors
4th Place, Rim Fire Rifle Iron, B Class

Congrats to Bailey of the COAHC Lead Slingers for her performance at the World Speed Shooting Championship! Bailey is the 3rd place lady for Rimfire Rifle Iron, IN THE WORLD!!!

Bailey Gallagher:
3rd place lady for Rimfire Rifle Iron

Tanner Gibson from the William Blount Shooting Team set some personal goals for the World Speed Shooting Championship and crushed them! Congratulations on a 2nd place B class Rimfire Rifle Iron finish!

Tanner Gibson: 2nd place B class Rimfire Rifle Iron

More athlete success at the World Speed Shooting Championship! Cody Kenon from Team Rio won 1st place A class in the Single Stack division! Congratulations Cody!!!

Cody Kenon: 1st place A class Single Stack

SASP athlete, Tristan Krauss of the Ballisticrats won 1st place A class Rimfire Rifle Open at the World Speed Shooting Championship!

Tristan Kraus: 1st place A class Rimfire Rifle Open

Congrats to Dustin Duhamel of Team Rio for his 3rd Place B Class award in the Carry Optics division!!!

Dustin Duhamel: 3rd Place B Class Carry Optics

Alora Hager from Team Rio performed at the World Speed Shooting Championship, bringing back some serious hardware! Way to go Alora!!! 2nd Place Master Class Rimfire Pistol Iron 1st Place B Class Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron

Alora Hager:
2nd Place Master Class Rimfire Pistol Iron
1st Place B Class Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron

Gabe Berger of Tulsa SASP came home from the World Speed Shooting Championship with a medal in each hand! Way to go Gabe!!! 2nd place A Class Rimfire Pistol Iron, 3rd place Master Class Rimfire Rifle Iron

Gabe Berger:
2nd place A Class Rimfire Pistol Iron
3rd place Master Class Rimfire Rifle Iron

Timothy Guerrero of the South Texas Shooters performed on the big stage of the World Speed Shooting Championship! This Intermediate/Advanced SASP athlete came in 1st place for B Class Rimfire Pistol Iron 1st place A class Rimfire Pistol Open 1st place Master Rimfire Rifle Iron 2nd place (by a mere two-hundredths of a second) Master Rimfire Rifle Open 1st place A class Pistol Caliber Carbine Open

Timothy Guerrero:
1st place for B Class Rimfire Pistol Iron 1st place A class Rimfire Pistol Open 1st place Master Rimfire Rifle Iron 2nd place (by a mere two-hundredths of a second) Master Rimfire Rifle Open 1st place A class Pistol Caliber Carbine Open

Sydney Vavroch from the Steel Shooters of Traer ruled with iron sights and came back from the World Speed Shooting Championship with some hardware! 2nd B, Rimfire Pistol Iron 2nd A, Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron

Sydney Vavroch:
2nd B, Rimfire Pistol Iron
2nd A, Pistol Caliber Carbine Iron

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