Rock Chuck Olympics E9: Winner and Awards Ceremony

With all shooting complete, it’s time to announce the winner of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics! 


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We had three awards to give out. The Golden Rock Chuck award went to the overall points leader. The Silver Rock Chuck award went to the best instructor, who could be any of our presenters or competitors while the Bronze Rock Chuck award was earmarked for the “Fish Out of Water”— the competitor who performed the best outside of his comfort zone. 

With a final score of 97.34, Nils Jonasson barely beat out Piet Malan for the Golden Rock Chuck Award.

Nils attributed much of his success to his time spent shooting under pressure. As the overall points leader, Nils also received a STAG Arms upper, lower, and handguard to be Cerakoted in the color of his choice! 

Everyone on site for the Rock Chuck Olympics had the chance to vote for the Silver and Bronze Rock Chuck award winners. Erik Cortina’s discussion of wind reading earned him the silver title for best instructor. He also answered an abundance of questions throughout the competition. 

One of the goals at the center of the Rock Chuck Olympics was for competitors to learn from one another and be pushed outside their comfort zone. Adam Wies overwhelmingly earned the Bronze “Fish Out of Water” Rock Chuck award.

Adam said that though everything was fun, the hardest thing he encountered during the week was moving with an AR. This was something he had never practiced or done before. 


In addition to the main event, after all competitors failed to hit the 245 yard pistol shot in Pistol ELR, Canik offered a brand new Rival-S to the first person to make the shot.

Our writer and RSO for the event, Serena Juchnowski, was the first one to do so. 

RCBS donated $1,000 certificates to each of the competitors and presented a Chargemaster Supreme to Seth Gardner for all his hard work on the stages and running the event.

Even though he didn’t beat Nils, Adam was still declared honorary captain of Team Canik. 

RCO Final Standings 

Follow the Competitors! 

Erik Cortina – Cortina Precision

Nils Jonasson

Jim Harmer – Backfire

Piet Malan – Impact Shooting

Adam Wies – Who-Tee-Who

Watch the Full Series! 

Episode 1: Kick-Off and Meet the Competitors 

Episode 2: Training & Sight In

Episode 3: Stage One – Hidden Rock Chucks

Episode 4: Pistol Run N’ Gun

Episode 5: Pistol ELR

Episode 6: Ridge Trail 2-Gun

Episode 7: Rifle ELR

Episode 8: Rock Chuck PRS

The 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics is brought to you by:

D-M Targets (get your Rock Chuck Targets HERE)

RCBS Reloading

Stag Arms

Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Tools, and Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies

Additional Sponsors Include:

Hornady Ammunition, Athlon Optics, Canik Firearms, LongShot Cameras

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