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Meet the Trijicon Pro Staff

Julie Golob

Highly accomplished U.S. Army Veteran, national and world shooting champion and avid outdoorswoman. With over 120 championship titles in seven different disciplines, Julie Golob is one of the most skilled and dominant competition shooters in the world. Noteworthy titles include 13-time USPSA Ladies National Champion, 7-time Ladies World Speed Shooting Champion, 4-time IDPA Ladies National Champion, the first Triple Crown USPSA Ladies National Champion and 3-time NRA Bianchi Cup Ladies Champion. In addition to her impressive shooting record, Julie is a proud U.S. Army Veteran, prominent author, avid hunter, firearms instructor and industry ambassador.

From 2017 to 2018, Julie has been a part of several competitions including 1st place awards in IPSC Ladies Classics, USPSA Arkansas Sectional, NRA Cameron Cup, and UPL Safariland Expedition. Her biggest year included being a part of the show “Love at First Shot” and becoming a member on the NRA board. As one of the most well-known professional shooters in the world, Julie has many upcoming events she will be competing in and several opportunities to share her knowledge around the world, not only through large platforms such as the NRA, but also through her personal projects.     

Trijicon Optics: Iron Sights, MRO®, RMR®, and SRO®

Chris and Michelle Cerino

With a combined 30-plus years of experience in training and competitive shooting, the Cerinos are renowned trainers and competitors. Michelle and Chris manage a prominent training company, Cerino Consulting & Training Group, and are regularly featured in top-rated industry television shows and prominent tactical publications. Chris is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement, and Michelle is the managing editor of Women’s Outdoor News and has over 8 years of experience in the firearms industry.

Chris and Michelle educate the firearms community about Trijicon’s leading Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the consumer, military and law enforcement markets.

Trijicon Optics: HD XR™ Iron Sights, MRO®, SRO®, TrijiDot®, and VCOG®

Lanny Barnes

Three-time Olympian in the sport of Biathlon, Lanny & her twin sister, Tracy, competed in several Olympics together before both girls made history and inspired the world when Tracy selflessly gave Lanny her spot on the Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic team after Lanny fell ill during the final trials and wasn’t able to complete all the races.

Lanny is now competing in 3-gun competitions where she has won 12 major High Lady match titles in the last two years. Lanny has the goal of becoming the best female shooter in the country. She is also teaching courses to military, law enforcement and competitive shooters on how to shoot with an elevated heart rate and under stress and she is a Babes with Bullets Instructor. Since 2018, Lanny has taken home several awards including 1st place at the 3-Gun Nationals and several High lady and Lady Shoot off Winner awards at PCC Championships and other 3-Gun National Championships. Lanny likes to spend the majority of her free time traveling around to schools, 4-H clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts, etc. talking to them about following their dreams, setting goals, and leading a healthy active lifestyle while also competing competitively in several competitions each year.     

Trijicon Optics: AccuPoint®, AccuPower®, Bright & Tough™ Night Sights, RMR®, VCOG®

Jay Carillo

Jay began competitive shooting with bowling pin matches in 2009. He shot IDPA in 2010 through 2012 and then USPSA. Eventually evolving to 3-gun in 2012 and venturing into three major matches that year. Jay competed in many competitions in 2015 including Minnesota Shotgun Championship, Benelli Shotgun match and Benelli 3-gun ProAm. He was awarded several top spots in competitions including the Michigan Multi-gun in heavy optics and Generation 3-gun in heavy optics. Over the past few years, Jay has also had many 1st place finishes in Tac Ops division at local matches and at Indiana Multi-gun series matches. Every year since has been an exciting journey into the sport of 3-gun and the relationships he developed along the way have been the best!

Trijicon Optics: AccuPower®, AccuPoint®, RMR®, HD & HD XR™ Night Sights

Daron Cruickshank

Daron is best known for his professional mixed martial arts career. He is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Rizih Fighting Federation. Daron began shooting at the age of 13, when his father introduced him to PPC matches in Michigan. He began competing in 3 gun events during 2013, making a name for himself in the sport locally in the state of Michigan. By 2018 he was competing at the national level. Daron continues to pursue knowledge in shooting sports.

Trijicon Optics: AccuPower®, RMR®, SRO®

Matt Koopikka

Matt started in competitive shooting sports in 2011 with a casual IDPA match. As he progressed, he moved on to USPSA in 2012 and was introduced to 3-gun late in the same season. After just one season he went from being a complete rookie to finishing 4th at the Michigan Multi-Gun Championship in 2013. He used 2013 as his season to build new skills and even attended multiple national level events. He took 1st place in Tac Optics at the Michigan Multigun Championship in 2014 and in 2015 secured a spot in the 3 Gun National Pro Series.

By 2015, Matt was able to net three top 10 finishes nationally, including 9th in Tac Optics at 3-Gun Nation Nationals against a strong field of competitors. In 2016, Matt took his first major match title at the Nordic/Vortex Tri-Gun in Forest Lake Minnesota. His second quickly followed, taking 1st place in Tac Ops at the Great Lakes Regional 3-Gun Championship. Matt has had several first place finishes since 2016, including in Semi-Auto at Kentucky Bluegrass Shotgun Championship in 2017 and the Tac Ops wins at the Kentucky Bluegrass Shotgun Championship and the Ohio State Championship in 2018. In total he has had 25+ Top three finishes at State and National level matches from 2016 and continues to compete in more.

Trijicon Optics: AccuPower®, MRO®, RMR®, SRO®, and Bright & Tough™ Suppressor Sights

Nick Molina

Nick started shooting both recreationally and IDPA in 2012. He transitioned over to USPSA and 3-gun in the 2013 season with a main focus on 3-gun. That year was when he knew that he wanted to advance his shooting to the next level. Nick used the 2013 season to prepare himself to start shooting major matches in 2014. He shot at four majors that year and it solidified his involvement in 3-gun.

He competed in the 3 Gun Nation Pro Series from 2015 until the end of the series in 2017. Along with the Pro Series, he competed in numerous local and major matches over the years. The 2016 season marked his best to date with several top five finishes at majors and a strong feeling of accomplishment for all the hard work. Nick continues to compete in several local and national matches each year including Nordic/Vortex and the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-gun Championship.

Trijicon Optics: AccuPoint®, AccuPower®, MRO®, RMR®, and HD XR™ Night Sights

Chip Montgomery

Chip's interest in shooting sports began with hunting at an early age. He thoroughly enjoys and continues to hunt in numerous states and several countries. He became interested in learning the defensive use of handgun and urban carbine in college, and through the years has taken many professional courses to further his skills. In an effort to continue developing his shooting skills, Chip became involved in competitive action shooting. In 2007, he started competing in USPSA, and followed that with 3-gun. Chip enjoys both competing and being a firearms instructor. He has also served as the Match Director for the Michigan Multi-Gun Program hosted at the Livingston Gun Club since 2009.

In the past few years, Chip has placed in the top 10 at many events including first place finishes at the 2019 Great Lakes Championship and 2019 Mid Atlantic Championship, as well as a second place finish at the 2019 Ohio State Championship.

Trijicon Optics: ACOG®, AccuPower®, AccuPoint®, MRO®, RMR®, and HD™ Night Sights

Mark Roth

Mark has been in the shooting sport industry for 12 years. He and his wife own RCI (Roth Concept Innovations) where he designs, develops, and manufactures shotgun innovations such as the XRAIL System, QUAD Port Vacuum loading system for most competition shotgun platforms. He uses his Captures Follower System technology, a 26 round auto rotating high capacity shotgun, along with the most sought after competition shotguns in the action shooting sports. When Mark isn’t engineering new improved shotgun products, he is shooting 3-gun matches all over the country where he holds multiple titles.

Over the years, Mark has taken home several top finishes including the 1st place position in Open and Overall win at the 2014 Benelli Tactical Shotgun Championship along with 2013 and 2014 Nordic Components Championships. On average, Mark competes in 12-15 major matches each year including 3-Gun Nation Regional Series and the most popular Outlaw 3-gun matches throughout the US.

Trijicon Optics: AccuPower®, MRO®, RMR®, and SRO®

Jalise and Justine Williams

These enthusiastic and dedicated young ladies began their path to success at an early age. They started shooting rifles and shotguns at three years old, and by the age of nine and ten, started shooting competitively. They currently compete in USPSA, USSL, Steel Challenge, and Multi-Gun at a local, state, national and international level. They proactively volunteer and are skilled troubleshooters characterized with a logical, yet creative approach to challenges and finding solutions. Both are National Champions and each broke two national records in 2018.

Trijicon Optics: RMR®, VCOG®, and SRO®

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