Champion Shooters Supply, LLC was founded by Carl and Sandra Jooss in 1972. Carl, a competitive shooter and International Title holder himself, started the business to provide competitors with quality shooting products for training and competition.
Jooss Family History Timeline:
- 1957 - Carl's first attendance at Camp Perry as a Junior Shooter
- 1962 - Carl and Sandy met as Junior Shooters at the rifle range
- 1965 - Carl and Sandy were married while Carl was getting his degree in Agriculture Education and attending ROTC at The Ohio State University
- 1968-1969 - Served in Vietnam
- 1970-1972 - Was a member of the USAMTU (United States Army Marksmanship Training Unit)
- 1971 - Their Daughter Jenny was born
- 1972 - Left the Army
- 1974 - Their second Daughter Jody was born
- 1978 - Their Son, Perry, was born at Camp Perry, Ohio during the National Matches
- 1991 - Purchased Freelands
- 2000 - Carl and Perry were honored at Century Night by The Ohio State University for their performance on the Varsity Rifle Tam
- 2012 - Celebrating 40 years in business as an Ohio small business and also celebrating 40 years at Camp Perry on Commercial Row
The family today...
Carl and Sandy have three children and older grandchildren who are actively involved in the family business. All contribute to the running of the business and are growing up in this tight knit community of competitive shooting.
Carl, still practicing what he preaches, actively competes in small bore along with many other shooting disciplines. Along with Carl, his wife, children and grandchildren also shoot and compete.
From the family:
Our faith in God, a lot of hard work, and your patronage has made Champion Shooters Supply, LLC the best and most well known name in the competitive target shooting industry. Thank you for your continued support and patronage of our store as we look forward to serving you for 40 more years!
Carl and Sandy Jooss