THE INAUGURAL AQUILA CUP has successfully concluded at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds with 400 shooters in attendance. Gebben Miles has been named High Overall Champion for the CZ-USA Main Event of the monumental competition with a 2-day total score of 197 out of 200. Rob Romero was named the Brownell’s Triple Threat winner, being awarded a $5,000 prize pack with a combined 3-event score of 254.
The Triple Threat winner was determined by a combined score, based on time and points in the Rimfire Challenge, 3-Gun Challenge and Blaser Five-Stand. Aguila Ammunition is also proud to name Miles the High Overall Champion for the Promatic Prelim with a score of 99 and High Overall Champion for the Blaser Five-Stand with a score of 88. Team Aguila shooter Corey Kruse was named High Overall Champion for FITASC with a 2 day score of 96.
Other top finishers of the Aguila Cup are Mark Itzstein, taking home first place in the Tandemkross Rimfire Challenge Open, Jack Copeland, first place in the Tandemkross Rimfire Challenge Limited, and Keith Garcia, first place in the Lucas Oil 3-Gun Challenge presented by Strategic Match Design.
The 3-day multidiscipline-shooting tournament ran from June 14th-17th and consisted of Sporting Clays, Five Stand, FITASC, 3-Gun, and Rimfire categories. Each category was broken into various shooting divisions and cash and prize packages totaling $65,000 were awarded. The Aguila Cup also featured NSSF First Shots programs for new shooters and a private A Thousand Horses concert on Saturday night.
“We are so proud of all the Aguila Cup shooters and are humbled by the outpouring of support and camaraderie we saw this past weekend,” explains Kristi Heuring, Director of Marketing for Aguila Ammo, and Tournament Director for the Aguila Cup. “We wanted to host a family-friendly shooting event that highlighted the positive attributes and fun nature of our shooting sports. The caliber of sponsors, shooters and families that joined us in doing that is truly gratifying.”
“For three years we’ve hosted the Copa Aguila in Mexico, and wanted to bring the same excitement to our home here in Texas,” states TxAT/Aguila Ammunition President Leon Brener. “The shooting sports are an exciting yet challenging industry to be a part of. It’s events like this that bring us all together to promote liberty and celebrate our freedoms, while inspiring new and youth shooters to join this lifetime, sovereign expression, training and responsibility. We look forward to an even bigger Aguila Cup next year.”
Aguila Cup sponsors include: Midwest Gun Works, CZ-USA, Lucas Oil, Strategic Match Design, Rimfire Challenge Shooting Association, NRA, NSSF, Blaser, Briley, American Tactical, Bangers, White Flyer, Brownell’s, Westside Sporting Grounds, Able’s Ammo, Rocky Creek Sporting Clays, Tandemkross, Lone Star Outdoor News, Promatic, eRicher, Hunters HD Gold, Midsouth Shooter’s Supply, Williams Shooting Supply, Rovel Construction and DeCrosta Construction, Aimpoint, ORCA, and Sun Optics.
For a full list of Rimfire and 3-Gun scores, visit www.practiscore.com. All Sporting Clays scores can be found at www.winscoreonline.com.The Aguila Cup is returning to Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds for its’ second year June 20 – 23, 2019.
Aguila Ammunition, founded in 1961, is manufactured in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by Industrias Tecnos, S.A. de C.V. As one of the largest rimfire manufacturers in the world, Aguila utilizes cutting-edge technology to manufacture quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition. Aguila offers a complete range of products for the self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military markets. Texas Armament & Technology is the exclusive North American distributor for Aguila Ammunition.
—Edited by TF&G Staff