Julie Golob is an American professional sport shooter with two IPSC Handgun World Shoot silver medals (2005 Lady Standard and 2011 Lady Production), one bronze medal (2014 Lady Production) and seven Ladies Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championship gold medals. She also has 2 US IPSC Nationals Lady titles and 13 USPSA Handgun Nationals Lady titles, and is the only seven Division USPSA National Champion in history.
Every once in a while, a special sportsman comes along who redefines what it means to be a champion. Doug Koenig is that once in a generation talent, widely regarded as the best all-around shooter in the world.
Doug’s list of achievements and championship wins is daunting and may never be surpassed. A potent combination of speed, accuracy and skill has sustained him to succeed in various competitions, from the Bianchi Cup to the Steel Challenge. With nearly three decades of professional shooting experience under his belt, Doug continues to find motivation which fuels his hunger to win, by shifting his focus across disciplines throughout the year.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Koenig began shooting competitively at the age of 17. His first competitive match was in the winter of 1986, and from that moment on, he was bitten by the competitive bug. Working as a carpenter for his father, meant Doug had the free time and flexibility to pour his energies into improving and honing his shooting skills.
In 1990, a decision had to be made, and Doug decided to focus exclusively on shooting as a full time career. The change paid off and that very same year he made a stamp on the shooting world, scoring an unprecedented 1920-157x in the Bianchi Cup to take his first major championship. Smith & Wesson, Leupold, and Safariland continue to be major sponsors of his career, along with his Smith & Wesson Performance Center DK 38 Super 1911 has played a major role to Doug securing countless championship wins. Doug is also sponsored in his competition shooting achievements by Hornady, Otis, Gamo, NSSF, Chamber-View, Walkers Game Ear, Wilderness Athlete, Carbon Express, Plano, Bass Pro Shops, Custom Metal Products and H&M BlackNitride.
Doug attributes the incredible successes he’s experienced to always being extremely prepared, focused and disciplined during his range practice sessions to having a strong work ethic. Doug takes that same approach to his hunting and to his shooting competitions, by seeking out equipment and gear which will enhance his performance on the shooting range and afield hunting.
Doug’s TV show, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season promotes an outdoor lifestyle featuring remote hunting destinations to Doug on the firing line. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and in your face hunting adventure. Whether it’s bull elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!