Several cowboys and cowgirls who are members and friends of the Long Nine Cowboys participated in the 2011 U.S. Open at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois, on September 7-10, 2011 which attracted shooters from 26 states.
Our participants included: Boben Weev, Don Jorge, Lady Viper, Lt Dan, Marshal J.D. Oak, Miss Caroline, Miss Weev and Roger the Dog.
The match included a 3-stage Wild Bunch Match with 41 shooters on Thursday and a 10-stage Main Cowboy Match with 204 shooters on Friday & Saturday.
Buckles went a generous two deep and several Long Nine Cowboys came home with a chunk of metal.
- Miss Weev - First Place Lady Silver Senior
- Don Jorge – 5th Place Overall , Second Place 49er, Clean Shooter, and Second Place Wild Bunch Modern
- Lt Dan – Second Place Gunfighter
- Lady Viper - Second Place Lady Wrangler and Second Place Wild Bunch Lady Modern
- Miss Caroline – First Place “American Heroes” Themed Costume Contest as Clara Barton
Results for the 2011 U.S. Open are posted on our Scores & Stages page.
Photos courtesy of Patches McGowen.