Sokolowski cruises to win 2018 Bianchi Cup (PHOTOS)

Sgt. 1st Class Adam Sokolowski fires off his last event, the Falling Plates, in the rain to win his historic Bianchi Cup Champion title (Photo: U.S. Army)

Sgt. 1st Class Adam Sokolowski in the Falling Plates, his last event to win the Bianchi Cup last week. (Photos: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit cleaned house at the 2018 World Action Pistol Championship with the unit’s SFC Adam Sokolowski walking away with the overall win.

The big showing by Sokolowski, who chalked up a perfect score of 1920-176X, means that he has cleared all three Bianchi Cup divisions — Open, Metallic and Production — in the span of three years.  Besides picking up the cup itself, Sokolowski last week won 1st Place in Multigun Champion with a score of 3822-329X,  as well as Service Champion, High Master, and Moving Target Event (Open), competing against 174 athletes from eight countries. The competition was held in Hallsville, Missouri this past weekend at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club.

SFC Michael Gasser

The overall USAMU Service Pistol Team seized 1st Place in the Team Category while unit member SFC Michael Gasser took 1st Place in both the Falling Plate and Practical Events (Open) and SFC Patrick Franks took the Production Division Champion title as well 1st Place in the Barricade, Falling Plate and Practical Events (Production).

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Franks fires off his last event, the Practical Event, in the rain to win his 2018 Bianchi Cup Production Division Champion title

In other results, Team Springfield shooter Rob Leatham won 1st Place in the Moving Target Event (Production) while Border Patrol Agent Rob Vadasz logged the top score in Metallic with 1912-155X. Australian shooter Anita Mackiewicz won the Women’s Open Championship with a score of 1911-153X.

Ruger Team Captain Doug Koenig picked up 1st Individual Open.

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