Team Blaser’s Joe Charnigo Wins Grand American ATA World Clay Target Champion Title

San Antonio, Texas (August 26, 2019) – Breaking an astonishing 950 single targets straight, Blaser-sponsored shooter Joe Charnigo won the 120th Grand American World Trap Shooting Championships recently held at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois.

With more than 20 competitions taking place over the course of the two-week tournament and over 5,000 shooters travelling from all over the globe to compete, Charnigo, who shoots a Blaser F3 shotgun, took the ATA World Clay Target Champion title.  He was also crowned NRA Singles Champion, Blaser Handicap event Champion, AAA Singles Champion, runner-up in the Rio Ammo Double, and placed third in the President Terry Dean Handicap event.

When asked how it felt to win, the Ohio native replied: “I would have to say it is a true honor to hold the title of Grand American Clay Target Champion. This event is all about perfection and endurance. I never thought I would get the chance to hold this title but will remember it for the rest of my career!“

Discussing his performance, Blaser USA CEO Jason Evans commented: “A huge congratulations goes to Joe on an outstanding performance at the Grand American. Joe is a fantastic representative of the sport, and we’re very proud to have him on Team Blaser. He demonstrated that with focus, a good support network, the right products and a strong mindset, you can achieve great things. Well done, Joe!”

About Blaser USA Inc.
Blaser USA Inc. is the official US importer for iconic German firearms brands Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer, and English gunmaker John Rigby & Co. Established in 2007, the company which is based in San Antonio, Texas works with over 200 authorized Blaser dealers across all North American states, with this figure continually growing. Today Blaser USA's industry-leading product portfolio includes bolt-action, combination rifles and over-and-under shotguns designed specifically for game hunters and competitive target shooters. Its custom shop offers exclusive engravings, design work and custom finishing for bespoke guns. With recent innovations, Blaser has gone on to expand its product portfolio into cutting edge optics and accessory lines. For more information about the company and product lines, visit: