ACCOKEEK, Md. –-(Ammoland.com)- No stranger to stiff competition and pressure-filled situations despite his youth, Team Stoeger shooter Tim Yackley bested the world's top shooters on his way to winning the recent NRA World Shooting Championship. With the win, Yackley, 20, becomes the youngest winner in the event's history and pocketed $25,000 in first-place prize money.
Yackley, the eldest son in a family of accomplished Team Stoeger shooters affectionately known as the Yackley 5, finished the NRA World Shooting Championship with a total score of 582.22, 25 points better than the second-place finisher. In addition to collecting 74 percent of all points possible in the event, Yackley shined in Stage 12, the event's new cross-country biathlon stage. By completing the stage without penalties or misses, his 57.02 was the highest score of all shooters for the stage.
“There haven't been many things like this with all of the different disciplines you have to focus on,” said Yackley. “I just tried to focus on the things I could control. You can't control what the other shooters are doing just what you can do.”
The 2018 NRA World Shooting Championship took place September 20-22 at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, W. Va. The event draws the top shooters in the world who compete in the 12-stage event that showcases most all major shooting sport disciplines, including pistol, rifle, shotgun and combined firearm sports.
Though the NRA World Shooting Championship features all competitors using the same makes and models of guns that have been set up by event officials, Yackley is probably best known for his successes on the 3-Gun circuit where he uses the acclaimed Stoeger M3K 3-Gun.
“To me, the biggest advantage of the M3K 3-Gun is