Nightforce Optics today announced increased commitment to the U.S. Rifle Team through a multi-year “Gold Medal” sponsorship. The three-time F-Class World Champion U.S. Rifle Team competes in domestic and international F-Class competitions, and is one-hundred percent supported by shooters' personal funds as well as sponsor dollars.
"After twelve years of sponsoring the U.S. Rifle Team, Nightforce is proud to continue backing F-Class competitive shooting and the U.S. Rifle Team in their endeavor to bring home the gold again at the 2021 World Championships," said Nightforce Optics Director of Sales and Marketing, Gordon Myers. "As Gold Medal partners, we're more dedicated than ever to see the team achieve their goals and triumph in South Africa in 2021."
"Ever since U.S. Rifle Team members collaborated with Nightforce design engineers to create the Competition™ 15-55x52 riflescope, that particular Nightforce optic has reigned as the dominant scope in worldwide F-Class competitions," said Myers. "We've enjoyed a dynamic and constructive relationship with the Team for more than a decade, and look forward to supporting them in their next World Championships bid and beyond."
"As a fantastic long-term partner, Nightforce continues to give back to the F-Class shooting community through their unprecedented support of our Team," commented U.S. Rifle Team Captain, Phil Kelley. "Now in our fourth straight F-T/R World Championship cycle, we couldn't be more appreciative of the past, present, and future support we enjoy from the folks at Nightforce. As competitors, we insist on the absolute best tools for our sport, and we're delighted to voice that the world-class team, strong brand reputation, and stellar products developed by Nightforce are unsurpassed in every way."
The U.S. Rifle Team fields three squads consisting of F-T/R, F-Open, and Under 25 shooters. The complete team is comprised of 60 members including competitors, coaches, and support staff for the three individual squads. "Every four years, the Team re-sets, much like with Olympic teams," said Kelley. "We've been winning international competitions with Nightforce atop our rifles since 2009, and as we prepare for the next World Championship run in South Africa in 2021, Nightforce will be at the firing line with us again. The cost of success is significant to each shooter on the team, and it's only through the support of loyal sponsors like Nightforce that we'll continue as the best F-Class shooting team in the world," added Kelley.
"From all of us at Nightforce, it's an honor to assist America's elite shooters on the U.S. Rifle Team," said Myers. "By sponsoring the Team plus many other F-Class matches all over the world, we're committed to enriching long-range, competitive shooting as a whole."