The 2021 Bianchi Cup was recently held at Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club near Hallsville, MO. After two days of intense competition in sun and rain, two members of the Yackley family earned top honors in their respective classes.
Becky Yackley is the 2021 Bianchi Cup women’s champion, and her youngest son, Andrew, is the Junior Division champion. While Becky is a competitive shooting veteran and has competed in the Bianchi Cup in the past within the Iron Sights division, this is her first year competing in the Open category. To win at any event against talented women competitors is an incredible feat, but this accomplishment is particularly impressive given the added challenge of doing so in her first year with unfamiliar equipment.
“In previous years, I’ve wondered how I would perform in the Open division at Bianchi. With some prompting from my eldest son, Tim, I decided to make the switch and use his gun this year,” said Becky Yackley, Team Winchester 3-gun shooter. “I’m honored to have won the Women’s Championship and thankful for my friends and family who cheered me on and encouraged me to take a chance.”
Andrew Yackley, 17, clinched the Junior Division title, making it the sixth straight Junior National Championship in Bianchi Cup for a Yackley brother. Tim and Sean Yackley competed in the previous five championships before aging out of the junior class.
“We congratulate Becky and Andrew Yackley for their incredible performance at the 2021 Bianchi Cup,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales at Winchester. “The Yackley family is inspiring and serves as a great example of how fun and rewarding the shooting sports can be.”
About the Yackley Family
As members of Team Winchester, the Yackley family — Becky, Mark, Tim, Sean and Andrew — has made a name for themselves by competing at events around the globe and sharing their expertise through educational content.
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