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Hornady® Hosts 11th Annual Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun Match

Grand Island, NE — Over 450 zombie hunters descended on Grand Island, Nebraska, June 2-4, 2023, to battle the “undead” during the 11th annual Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun shooting match hosted by Hornady® and the Heartland Public Shooting Park.

Shooters from all over the country armed with handguns, shotguns and rifles tested their talent in 10 zombie-themed stages.  Specially developed reactive zombie targets kept everyone engaged and entertained.

The top shooters in each class were:

  • Open: Keith Garcia
  • Tactical: Tim Yackley
  • PCC: Mike Gferrel
  • Ladies: Becky Yackley
  • Junior: Varick Beise
  • Senior: Ty Gentry
  • Super Senior: Jerry Miculek
  • LE: Tom Busch
  • Military: Ryan Calhoon

For complete results, please visit:

“Despite the inclement weather, Zombies in the Heartland 2023 was a huge success,” said Jeremy Millard, Hornady Engineer and Match Director.  “Thank you to all of the sponsors, staff and shooters who toughed it out through the rain to fight back the zombie hordes,” he added.

2023 Zombies in the Heartland Sponsors: Agilx, Armageddon Gear, Associated Staffing Inc., Athlon Optics, Aurubis Buffalo, Inc., Bass Pro Shops, Burris Optics, Chief Industries, Covey Sales & Marketing, Elsbury Construction LLC, FNIC, Frontier Justice, G.I. Loan Shop, Geissele Automatics, General Carbide, Grandeur Fasteners, Inc., Highmark BCBS, Hodgdon Powder CO., Hogue Inc., JRM Investment Counsel, Kemper AIP Metals LLC, Kidwell Inc., Lacy Construction, Leupold, Lincoln Tool & Design, Ludwikoski & Associates, Luvata Appleton LLC, Magpul Industries, MASP Industries, Mead Industries Inc., Middleton Electric Inc., Midlands Packaging Corporation, Midsouth Shooters Supply, MidwayUSA, Mike Swallow, Mini-Mover Conveyors, MJ Mechanical, Nations Best Sports (NBS), Paralign Capital Partners, Peak Battle Systems Manufacturing, Protex Central Inc., Ramco Innovations, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Stag Arms, Starline Brass, Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., Surface Sealers Inc., Swarovski Optik, Taurus, Trijicon Inc., Tuff, Wieland, Wynalda Packaging, and XS Sights.

For event photos and updates on next year’s match, visit the Zombies in the Heartland Facebook page:

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family-owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool, accessory and security product design and manufacturing.

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