The 2022 Vortex JP Tri-Gun presented by the Minnesota 3Gun Group was held on June 10th-12th, 2022 at the Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club.  A huge thanks to all the match sponsors. Every competitor got a Sponsor Prize Bag that contained products from the sponsors. Please take a moment to send them a thank you and a mention on your social media.   

Co-Title Sponsors:Vortex Optics and JP Enterprises. 

Platinum Sponsors:American Defense Manufacturing, Federal Premium, Hiperfire, and Luth AR 

Gold Sponsors:Arnzen Arms, Atlas Gunworks, Hunters HD Gold, KelTec Weapons, and Timber Creek Outdoors 

Silver Sponsors:Dissident Arms, Hornady, IWI, King of the Mountain, Obsidian Arms, Real Avid, Savage Arms, and Shoot Steel.  

Bronze Sponsors:Benelli USA and 3M Peltor 

Contributing Sponsor:Starline Brass 

2022 Vortex JP Tri-Gun Results147 Shooters competed in this year’s match.  Congratulations to the winners:  

Open Division (47 Shooters):  

1st Place:  Josh Froelich  

2nd Place: Daniel Beste  

3rd Place:  Tucker Schmidt  

Modified Optic Division (18 Shooters):  

1st Place:  Garrison Englund  

2nd Place:  Adam Maxwell  

3rd Place:  Alexander Goking   

Tactical Optic Division (60 Shooters):  

1st Place:  Daniel Jirasek  

2nd Place:  Kyle Litzie  

3rd Place:  Varick Beise  

Tactical Limited Division (11 Shooters):  

1st Place:  Nathan Payne  

2nd Place:  Steven Gerek  

3rd Place:  Alex Cady  

Heavy Optic Division (11 Shooters):  

1st Place:  Aaron Hayes  

2nd Place:  Robert Strange  

3rd Place:  Brian Leichtman  

Special Category Winners 

Top Lady:  Katelynn Arnzen  

Top Junior:  Varick Beise  

Top Military:  Alexander Goking  

Top LEO:  Nathan Payne  

Top Senior:  Mike Griswold  

Top Super Senior:  Randy Luth  

Special thanks to Brad Sterup who built and donated a custom Flatlander Steel Knife and JP Enterprises who donated a GMR15 Chassis Set. These items were raffled to benefit the Soldier’s 6 which is a 501(c)3 non profit organization based in Minnesota.  Their mission is to provide honorably discharged veterans, police officers, and fire fighters with specially trained K-9’s. These special dogs will become their Battle Buddy and help guide them through the difficult days in life.  Congratulations to Michael O’Brien for winning the custom Flatlander Steel Knife and to Chris Oakley for winning the JP GMR15 Chassis Set.  Both raffles raised $1,610, and with an additional $500 donation from the MN 3Gun Group, a total of $2,110 will be donated to Soldier’s 6.   

And most importantly, thank you for our hard-working match staff.  Without them, this match would not be possible.  

Sponsorship and Logistics Coordinator:  Tiffany Overland  

Social Media and Video Productions:  Shawn Nelson  

Photography:  Tim Ho  

Range Facility Manager:  Ron Westberg  

Range Facility Staff: Joel Meier  

Stage 1 Range Officers:  Ryan Rieckman and Corey Thatcher   

Stage 2 Range Officers:  Adam Maxwell (Vortex Optics) and Barb Toland  

Stage 3 Range Officers:  Kevin Harrington (Real Avid) and Dustin Felix (Hiperfire)  

Stage 4 Range Officers:  Dale Anderson and James Neidt (JP Rifles)  

Stage 5 Range Officers:  Chad Swartout and Cody West   

Stage 6 Range Officers:  Trevor Armbruster, Alex Cady, and Todd Overland  

Stage 7 Range Officers:  Connor Spiess, Dawn Westberg, and Chris Oakley           

Stage 8 Range Officers:  Jason Nyholm, George Bridenstine, and Ammon Bridenstine  

Stage 9 Range Officers:  Dustin Felix and Barb Toland  

The 2022 Vortex JP Tri-Gun Match tested new things for us. First was the creation and addition of the new Modified Optic Division which was well received. The second was the transition to the half-day format. There were a few back-ups but with the hard work of our match staff, we were able to get the squads caught up so that neither AM nor PM squads affected one another. It was well agreed that this was one of the smoothest running matches.  

Thank you to all that attended. We hope all of you had a great time and made it home safe and sound. See you all at the next match.  

Jomar Villamor – Match Director – Jomar.MN3GG@gmail.com

Jay Schmitt – Match Director – Jay.MN3GG@gmail.com

Chris Cazin – Range Master – Caz41@hotmail.com