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Eddie Nickens

Eddie Nickens

Nickens writes features and departments as editor-at-large for "Field & Stream," and hosts the brand’s "Total Outdoorsman Challenge" and "Heroes of Conservation" television specials for Outdoor Channel. An independent journalist for 20 years, he has published more than 800 bylined articles in magazines that range from Smithsonian to National Geographic Adventure to Men’s Journal. He serves as a contributing editor for Audubon magazine, as well. His writing takes him across North America and the Caribbean, on adventures as diverse as remote Alaskan hunting and 1,000-mile panfish odysseys to conservation and environmental reporting from the Canadian boreal forest or jungles of Central America. A winner of more than 40 national writing awards, his 2008 Field & Stream report "Cry From the North" took top honors as the President’s Best of the Best outdoor magazine story for 2008, bestowed by the Outdoor Writers Association of America.


Allen Treadwell

Allen Treadwell

Placed in the top 10 in 3 out of 4 World Cups in 2002. Average score 121/125. Ranked as high as 12th in the world. Should be in top 10 when new world rankings come out. He is the only person inside the top 30 in the world that was born in the 80's. 2002 Review: Jan--Golden Bear Championships, Los Angeles, CA 1st Place. March--ACUI Collegiate National Shoot, San Antonio, TX 1st Place International Skeet, 2nd Place American Trap, 2nd for 5-Stand, 1st overall, 2002 Collegiate Champion. March--Congressional Sportsman's Federation 1st Place. April--ISSF World Cup, Sydney, Australia 8th Place. April--ISSF World Cup, Shanghai, China 6th Place. May--World Championships Team Selection Match, Atlanta, GA 3rd Place which placed him on World Championship Team. July--World Championships, Lahti, Finland Silver Team Medal. August--Interservice Match, Columbus, GA 2nd Place. Tied National Record for a 200 bird match. 195/200 international skeet. August--ISSF World Cup, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 5th Place Team Gold Medal. In 2002, also set 2 national records: a three-man team record (364/375) along with Mark Weeks and Todd Graves. This was only 2 off the world record. He also set the record for the most targets broke out of 30! Selected as Missouri Athlete of the Year for 2000 out of a field of 37,000.


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