The 2019 Nordic Components & Vortex Optics Tri-Gun presented by the Minnesota 3Gun Group was held on June 21st-23rd, 2019 at the Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club.  A huge thanks to all the match sponsors:

Co-Title SponsorsNordic Components and Vortex Optics

Platinum SponsorsHiperfireJP RiflesLuth AR, and Thunder Beast Arms 

Gold SponsorsAmerican Defense ManufacturingArnzen ArmsFederal Premium, HornadyKelTEc WeaponsNine Line Apparel, and Wild Ear.

Silver Sponsors3M Peltor, Gunfighter TargetsHawkeye OrdnanceHodgdon PowdersHunters HD GoldKing of the MountainObsidian ArmsORM Tech AmmoReal AvidRise ArmamentRubber City ArmorySavage Arms, SCCY FirearmsShoot SteelTACCOM, and XS Sights

Bronze SponsorsDunaway Custom Arms and Range Tactical Gear

Contributing SponsorsBar-Sto Machine, Beise Customs CNC, Benelli USABrownellsBurrisDecot Hy-Wyd, Montana Gold BulletRedding ReloadingStarline Brass, Warne Scope Mounts, Wiley X, XSteel Targets, and Zero Bullets


2019 Nordic Vortex Tri-Gun Results

232 Shooters (from 23 states of the USA, Canada, and Finland) competed in this year’s match.  Congratulations to the winners:

Open Division:

1st Place:  Jon Wiedell

2nd Place:  Joel Turner

3rd Place:  Reuben Aleckson

Tactical Optic Division:

1st Place:  Jake Latola

2nd Place:  Nate Staskiewicz

3rd Place:  Nicholas Molina

Tactical Limited Division:

1st Place:  Riley Kropff

2nd Place:  Nathan Payne

3rd Place:  Aaron Hayes

Heavy Optic Division:

1st Place:  Scott McGregor

2nd Place:  Jason Carillo

3rd Place:  Robert Strange

Heavy Limited Division:

1st Place:  Samuel Rydberg

2nd Place:  Chris Hoppe

3rd Place:  Sean Koopman

Special Category Winners:

Top Lady:  Dakota Overland

Top Junior:  Jon Wiedell

Top Senior:  Bob Sanchez

Top Super Senior:  Kurt Nelson

Top LEO:  Nathan Payne

Top Military:  Nate Staskiewicz


Nordic Components, Vortex Optics, and the MN 3Gun Group also teamed up to put together a raffle to benefit the Task Force Dagger Foundation.  Congratulations to John Gomez for winning the raffle for the Nordic Components Rifle with a Vortex Optics Razor AMG UH-1.  The raffle raised approximately $2,270, and with an additional $500 donation from the MN 3Gun Group, a total of $2,720 was donated to the Task Force Dagger Foundation.


And last but certainly not least, thank you for our hard working match staff.  Without them, this match would not be possible nor could it uphold its reputation of being a premier event and the most sought after match in the nation.

Sponsorship and Stats Coordinator:  Tiffany Overland

Social Media and Video Productions:  Dustin Sanchez and Shawn Nelson

Photography:  Pathum Karunaratne

Range Facility Manager:  Ron Westberg

Stage 1 Range Officers:  Gary Bibeau and Ryan Rieckman

Stage 2 Range Officers:  Robert Gale and Bob Meinert

Stage 3 Range Officers:  Chris Oakley and George Bridenstine

Stage 4 Range Officers:  Rachel DePouw, Adam Maxwell, and Cody West

Stage 5 Range Officers:  Pete Carroll and Chad Swartout

Stage 6 Range Officers:  Fields Family: Brent, Jenny, and Sam

Stage 7 Range Officers:  James Leffler and James Niedt

Stage 8 Range Officers:  James Shaw and Dawn Westberg

Stage 9 Range Officers:  Trevor Armbruster and Alex Cady

Side Shotgun Match Range Officers:  Steve Schultz and Steve Shimek


Thanks again to all of you that attended and supported the match.  Planning for the 2020 Nordic Vortex Tri-Gun started right after the match.  See you all next year.

Jomar Villamor – Co-Match Director

Jay Schmitt – Co-Match Director

Chris Cazin – Range Master