SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Washington – Since 2003 the Steel Challenge has reached the homes of millions of viewers through coverage on the Outdoor Channel’s hit show, Shooting Gallery hosted by Michael Bane, and 2009 will be no exception as the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) has again named Shooting Gallery the official television show of the 2009 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships.
“We are proud of our longstanding relationship with the Steel Challenge and honored to once again be their official television show. For the past six years Shooting Gallery viewers have had a front row seat to the fascinating world of Speed Shooting and what is one of the most important shooting matches on the planet,” said Michael Bane, producer and host of Shooting Gallery.
Shooting Gallery’s coverage has helped grow the match considerably over the past six years. Starting with the 2003 season when Shooting Gallery followed world-class shooter Todd Jarrett every step of the way through his run at the title, host Michael Bane has found new and interesting ways to present the shooting sports to outsiders. His expert commentary and in-depth analysis of the competition has given the uninitiated an insider’s look at the Steel Challenge.
“Shooting Gallery has brought the Steel Challenge and the sport of Speed Shooting to millions of viewers and has made heroes of those elite few who have claimed the title of World’s Fastest. We deeply appreciate the continued support the Outdoor Channel and Shooting Gallery in particular have given to the Steel Challenge and look forward to working with them to make the 2009 match the biggest ever,” said Dave Thomas, Executive Director of the U.S. Practical Shooting Association which owns the Steel Challenge and SCSA.
Shooting Gallery is television’s premier shooting show reaching over one million dedicated weekly viewers covering the broad range of topics important to sportsmen.
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About the SCSA: The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) is the governing body of the sport of Speed Shooting and organizer of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships. To learn more about the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and the Steel Challenge visit the Web site at SteelChallenge.com where you will find stage diagrams, complete results, a list of past champions, world record times and more.
About Shooting Gallery: Over the last nine seasons, Shooting Gallery on the Outdoor Channel has developed into the preeminent shooting show on television. With its focus on the real world of shooting, from self-defense to the shooting sports, host and producer Michael Bane delivers what shooters want to see from the unique perspective of a fellow shooter and veteran competitor.