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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GunUp.com Announces Kelly Bachand joins Pro Staff team

From Kent, WA, 23 year old Kelly Bachand will soon graduate from the University of Washington with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. In 2007 Kelly won gold as a firing member of the World Champion U21 USA Young Eagles. Recognized as a high junior regionally and nationally between 2007 and 2009, he then went on to achieve overall wins at the state, regional, and international level. Kelly won the 2009 Canadian Target Rifle Championship, had seven other first place finishes and 20 other top 10 finishes at the 2009 DCRA matches. Returning home and winning the NW Int’l Prone Championship and WA State 600 Yard Prone Championship topped off a great year. In 2010, Kelly was honored to be featured on History Channel’s original TV series “Top Shot” where his wit and ability to learn were highlighted. Later in 2010, he finished in the top 10 at both the US LR Nationals, US Fullbore Nationals and claimed third place in the Palma Individual Trophy Match. Kelly recently decided to get involved in pistol and three gun competitions and is excited for the new challenges they will provide.

Read the Press release after the jump:

GUNUP.com adds “Top Shot” competitor Kelly Bachand to their Pro Staff

SEATTLE, WA (February 1st, 2011) GunUp.com, the authoritative community for gun

enthusiasts to share, discuss, review, and compare guns, announces their sponsorship of “Top Shot”

competitor Kelly Bachand.

“Kelly is a champion High Power Rifle competitor who embodies the enthusiasm for the Shooting

Sports that we want to support,” says Dan Hall, CEO of GunUp.com. “He is a hard working, local

student so sponsoring him was an easy decision. We are excited to have Kelly be part of the GunUp

Pro Staff.”

"Not too long ago I would have thought the words "Pro Staff" and my name didn't belong in the

same sentence,” adds Kelly Bachand. “I'm very excited to be part of the GunUp Pro Staff. Their

vision and use of technology resonated strongly with me. I hope my youth, drive, and humility bring

a unique perspective to the team."

Kelly joins fellow competitive shooters, Caleb Giddings and Mike Gallion, as part of the GunUp

Pro Staff. The GunUp Pro Staff contributes monthly articles to GunUp and field questions asked by

GunUp Members on their recently launched Question & Answer section.

About GunUp, Inc.:

GunUp, Inc., located in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 2010 by Dan Hall, a combat veteran

and firearms enthusiast. Working with a team of like-minded, internet savvy technicians and

programmers, they created the only online firearms community where new and experienced gun

owners can access current product information and subject matter experts in the firearms industry.


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