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Eugene Jankowski Jr.

May 2, 2021 - 2:08pm
posted by Mike Pettinella in news, notify, Eugene Jankowski Jr., precision shooting.


Eugene Jankowski Jr., of Batavia, placed first last month in the Senior Division at the Peterson Cartridge Challenge in Kennerdell, Pa.

More than 135 shooters from throughout the United States competed in the two-day, 20-stage event as part of the Precision Rifle Series.

Participants used precision rifles to engage eight to 10 steel targets of various sizes from awkward shooting positions under a 90-second par time. Target distances ranged from 365 to 1,127 yards, with one target moving at the rate of 3 miles per hour across the range at a distance of 635 yards.

Jankowski, who has captured numerous shooting titles over the years, is sponsored locally by Offhaus Farms and Pheasant on the Flats shooting range.


Photo at top: Eugene Jankowski Jr., right, of Batavia, receives a plaque from Matt Steiner, match director, after placing first in a rifle shooting event in Pennsylvania. Photo at bottom: Jankowski sets his sights on a target 365 yards away. Submitted photos.

February 20, 2018 - 2:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Milestones, Eugene Jankowski Jr., sports, marksmanship.
Submitted photos and press release:
Eugene Jankowski Jr. (left), of Batavia, and James Mixon (right) of Allardt,Tenn., are presented with awards by Match Director Joe Burdick (center) for finishing Third Place Trooper Division at the Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge held Feb. 16-18 in Clinton, S.C.
Jankowski is president of the Batavia City Council and a retired City of Batavia police lieutenant.
More than 100 competitors from all over the country attended. The competition is a team event requiring the Trooper Division members to carry their rifle and gear between the nine separate stages of fire based off of real life military and police incidents.
This amounted to the teams hiking a total of 25 miles over three days in natural terrain carrying an approximately 50-pound backpack.
Competitors were required to engage multiple targets from unusual positions such as a crashed helicopter, tower, house, vehicle and even a climbing wall.
One stage required firing a single shot through a 2-inch hole in a piece of steel at 250 yards to hit the small target behind it. Another involved being seat belted into a special made SUV while it was rolled onto its roof and using a hand gun to shoot targets through the window while upside down. Teams then had to free themselves from the seatbelt, exit the upside down SUV, recover their gear and run 50 yards to engage the rifle targets.
Jankowski said  “It was one of the most physically demanding and fun matches I’ve ever competed in. I can’t wait to see what they have planned for next year!”
Photo below is of the gear Jankowski, like the other competitors, had to carry to each incident. Bottom photo is "the view from the SUV moments before the rollover.'"
May 15, 2017 - 6:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Eugene Jankowski Jr., news.

Submitted photo and press release:

Eugene Jankowski Jr. finished in seventh place in Practical Division at the 3 Gun Nation Pennsylvania state 3 Gun championship held in York, Pa., April 29-30.

A total of 130 competitors from all over the region attended Pennsylvania's first 3 Gun Nation state championship. 3-Gun Nation arranges Regional and Club series matches across the nation and was formed to promote practical shooting as well as the guns, gear and lifestyle that define the high-octane sport of 3-gun competition.

Jankowski is sponsored locally by Metal Spinning Targets in Le Roy, Offhause Farms, and Pheasants on the Flats Shooting Range in Batavia. He is a retired City of Batavia police officer and currently president of the Batavia City Council.

July 28, 2016 - 2:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in Eugene Jankowski Jr., batavia, news, sports, marksmanship.

(Submitted photos.)

Press release:

Eugene Jankowski Jr. of Batavia finished in 8th place in the Tactical Division and 20th place overall at the 2016 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) Challenge on July 23-24 at Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, W. Va.

Jankowski is a retired Batavia City police officer and current president of the Batavia City Council.

Competitors used semiautomatic rifles with magnified optics in various shooting positions to complete 14 tough courses of fire over two days. Each course of fire required shooting multiple steel targets of different sizes at distances of 165 to 600 yards with a 90-second-maximum time limit. Shooters were tested on marksmanship as well as their ability to overcome physical and mental stress.

The Precision Rifle Series is a rifle sports competition series utilizing the most recognized and reputable long range rifle matches in the nation based on individual effort. To learn more about PRS http://www.precisionrifleseries.com/

June 3, 2016 - 1:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, news, Eugene Jankowski Jr., shooter.

Submitted photo and press release:

Eugene Jankowski Jr. has advanced from 3-Gun Nation Semi-Pro to the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Event 8 to be held at Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Va., the end of this month.

A total of eight Pro events are held and each event comprises one, half-hour episode of 3-Gun Nation television airing sometime in July. This will be Jankowski’s first event as a 3-Gun Nation Professional Competition shooter.

The 3-Gun Nation Pro Series is the first of its kind, featuring the top shooters in the sport of 3-Gun. Each shooter competes in the same division, Practical, in a heads-up race to qualify for the season-ending finale. The final match features the top qualified shooters from the Pro Series, who compete in a seeded bracket to determine the final winner of the $50,000 grand prize. 

To compete on the Pro Series, each year a qualifier is held – and the top 16 competitors earn a slot. To earn an invitation to the qualifier match, competitors must be signed up as a Semi-Pro in the previous year, compete in at least one 3GN Regional event and place within the top 25 in the Semi-Pro standings for the season.

Jankowski finished 18th in the 2015 semi-pro season and earned this year’s Pro Series slot at the October national qualifier. Jankowski is currently ranked 14th midway through the 2016 semi-pro season.

November 19, 2015 - 1:35pm

Press release and submitted photo:

Eugene Jankowski Jr., of Batavia, won 1st Place Law Enforcement, 1st Place Senior and placed 17th overall out of 241 competitors at the 2015 Smith & Wesson, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Backup Gun Nationals.

Held Nov. 5-7 at the Smith & Wesson Employee Sports Center in Springfield, Mass. The theme for this year’s match focused on the “Roaring Twenties,” which challenged competitors with intricate props and shooting obstacles inspired from the decade as they raced through 14 stages of fire using small, concealed-carry-style handguns. Courses of fire required traditional two-handed shooting as well as shooting one-handed at fast moving targets.
A highlight video of the match can be found here https://youtu.be/wlVk3_kwV2s
For complete match results  http://www.idpa.com/compete/competitiondetails/21220

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 20,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.

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