Zins, of Poland, Ohio, shot consistently high scores throughout the event, winning the .22 Caliber Championship and placing in the top three for the Center Fire and .45 Caliber Championships. In the end, his aggregate score of 2650-134X placed him at the top of the leader board for the tenth time in his shooting career. Zins broke the record for the highest number of titles as National Champion with his seventh, eighth, ninth, and now 10th win.
“I’m really happy to compete as a civilian after retiring from the Marine Corps, as many others don’t have the same opportunity. It’s also great to set another ‘first’ as the first person to hold a number of titles in the double-digits. I’m always trying to better, and challenge, myself as a shooter. I’m proud to have achieved something like this both as a Marine and a civilian,” said Zins.
With an aggregate score of 2643-128X, Captain Philip Hemphill of the Mississippi State Police took the silver medal once again and held on to his title of Police Champion for the third year in a row. Third place and the title of Regular Service Champion went to Staff Sergeant Robert Park of the Army Marksmanship Unit, who had an aggregate score of 2634-116X.