PHOENIX, Ariz. – The 19th annual Winter Range, the National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting™, announced that this year’s match will receive comprehensive coverage by the Outdoor Channel’s hit television show Cowboys as well as DownRange.tv (DRTV) and CAS City.com which will provide daily online event coverage.
Winter Range will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Range in Phoenix, Ariz., February 24-28, 2010 with over 600 men, women and juniors expected to compete.
“Winter Range represents one of the finest gatherings of Cowboy Action shooters in one of the most picturesque locations, and for the first time Cowboys, DownRange TV and CAS City will be on hand to capture all the action,” explained Michael Bane, producer of Cowboys.
A team of 12 will be on hand from the Outdoor Channel providing comprehensive coverage of the event. Cowboys host, Ron “Tupelo Flash” Stein, will be filming two episodes of the popular show which will air in Q3 and Q4 of this year. The online effort will be spearheaded by Bane and Marshal Halloway, online editor for DRTV and CAS City, and supported by Teresa Heilevang, Denise Jackson and Paul Erhardt who will each be contributing to the online content of DRTV and CAS City.
In addition to covering the match, Bane, Stein and the Halloways will also be competing in the match giving the viewers an extraordinary inside look at the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.
“One of the things we’re doing differently this year is that four of us are competing in the match and our coverage will reflect that hands on, insider perspective that viewers can’t get anywhere else,” explained Bane.
“Whether it’s on TV or online, the Outdoor Channel will be giving its audience the best seat in the house to follow this year’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting.”
The Winter Range Championship and Exhibition is produced by the Arizona Territorial Company of Rough Riders, a not-for-profit group representing various Cowboy Action Shooting clubs in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project™.
The Ben Avery Shooting Range, where Winter Range takes place is located at the intersection of I-17 and Carefree Highway (Exit 223). Winter Range will occupy the western portion of the range and can easily be located by the huge white tent that serves as the hub of activity.
Daily event times are 8am until 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and 8am to 12pm on Sunday. Admission is free, but a $5 parking fee will be collected.
For more information on Winter Range visit WinterRange.com. To follow the competition online, visit www.DownRange.tv or www.CASCity.com where you’ll find interviews, shooter profiles, scores, photos, podcasts and videos from the match.