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Doug Koenig, a lifelong hunter and professional competitive shooter is the host of "Doug Koenig's Championship Season" each week, the show captures Doug competing at a high stakes match while demonstrating the discipline it takes to be a world-class professional champion. As he travels the world for big game, Doug promotes the outdoor lifestyle for families to enjoy and shares his hunting tips to ensure your day in the field is memorable.
Doug Koenig, regarded as the best all-around competitive shooter in the world, is also an avid and well-respected hunter. His list of achievements and championship wins continues to be daunting as he approaches his 25th year of competing. Koenig began shooting competitively at 17, winning both regional and national competitions. In 1990, Doug turned Pro as a competitor and the decision paid off scoring an unprecedented 1920x in the NRA’s Bianchi Cup. Doug hosts his TV Show “Doug Koenig’s Championship Season,” promoting an outdoor lifestyle for families, provides hunting and shooting tips and demonstrates what it takes to become a world-class professional champion.
10-time World Champion
17-time Bianchi Cup winner
2016 NRA World Shooting Champion
5 European Bianchi Cup wins
21-time Masters International Championship winner
6-time World Action Pistol Championship winner
Bruce Piatt’s interest in the shooting sports began as a youngster admiring his grandfather’s firearm collection. With encouragement from his father, Bruce enrolled in the NRA 50ft. Small Bore Junior’s Program at a local indoor range and the seed was planted as he rose through the ranks. By the mid-80’s Bruce competed at his first IPSC pistol match, which led to others on the east coast competition circuit. In 1986 Bruce graduated from the NJ State Police Academy, becoming a police officer in his hometown. The flexible work schedule permitted Bruce to travel the country competing at every match he could attend. His shooting disciplines include Action Pistol, Tactical 3-Gun, USPSA/IPSC, Steel Challenge and the Sportsman’s Team Challenge. A highlight of Bruce’s competition career was getting married in 1993 and spending his honeymoon competing at and winning his first Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri.
Now retired from a stellar 32 year Law Enforcement career, Bruce is a speaker, shooting instructor and the founder of Bruce Piatt Training Concepts, LLC. While maintaining a multi-discipline competition schedule, Bruce is a R&D consultant to outdoor industry manufacturers, he’s an influential industry spokesperson and Shooting Sports Ambassador. Bruce is available to offer Custom 1911 Gunsmith classes across the country.
2 Time FNH 3-Gun Champion (Heavy Metal Scope Division)
2015 NRA World Shooting Champion
5 Time Bianchi Cup National Champion
2006 Bianchi Cup World Champion
8 Time NRA Action Pistol Open/Metallic Aggregate National Champion
5 Time SOF Tactical 3-Gun World Champion
9 Time Sportsman’s Team Challenge National Champion – 2 Man & 3 Man Team
3 Time USPSA Multi-Gun National Champion – (Open, Limited, Heavy Metal Division)
20 Time USPSA Law Enforcement Division National Champion
Professional Competition Shooter
Master Class BPCR Silhouette Competitor, World Renowned Writer “Guns of the Old West” Expert and Author of the Book “Shooting World War II Small Arms.”
2 Time IPSC World Champion
9 Time USPSA Open National Champion
11 Time USPSA 3-Gun National Champion
5 Time Steel Challenge Champion
5 Time Handgunner World Shoot Off Champion
Steve "Deuce" Stevens
Steven “Deuce” Stevens age 36 lives in Grand Rapids Michigan with his wife Kendra and two children, daughter Elsie Mae 2 and son Mason 6. Deuce began cowboy action shooting and joined SASS in early 2002. Deuce has had a life long love of the old west and everything cowboy since he could walk so SASS was a natural fit for him. Deuce credits SASS and the sport of Cowboy Action shooting as helping shape him into the man he is today. While he enjoys and excels in the competitive aspect of the game his true love is for the people that play the game and helping give back and educating along the way.
His non shooting accomplishments within the sport include:
Michigan SASS State Championship match director 2008 to present.SASS Regulator
SASS Range Officers Committee member (youngest to ever serve)
SASS Range Officer Instructor
Current SASS End Of Trail Co Match Director
Deuce has also enjoyed much success on the range. His shooting accomplishment include:
2017 Overall National Champion Winter Range
2015 Cowboy World Champion
2010 Overall National Champion Winter Range
2008 Traditional National Champion
MI State Champ 10',12',13',14',15',16'
MN State Overall Champ 08',09',10',11',12',
GA State Overall Champ 10',12'
FL State Overall Champ 09',10'
OH State Overall Champ 08',09',11',15'
KY State Overall Champ 09'
IN State Overall Champ 13',16'
SASS US Open Overall Champ 09'
SASS Great Nor' Easter 12' Overall Champ
SASS OH State BP Pale Rider Gunfighter Champ 13'
SASS Gunsmoke Midwest Regional Overall 13',14',15',16'
SASS GOA Mideast Regional Overall Champ 14'
SASS International BP Overall Champ 16'
Current World Record holder in speed rifle and speed pistol