Brian Neace grew up in Southern Idaho in the Snake River Plain, surrounded by miles and miles of high desert to the north and bordered on the south by public wilderness. Growing up, Brian spent very little time indoors, with his passions being split between baseball and spending time in either the river, the desert, or the mountains.
Baseball won over for a time when it took him to Gonzaga University on scholarship as a pitcher for the Bulldogs. Brian spent three years in Spokane as a Zag until his baseball career was cut short by a tragic plane accident that took the lives of his parents and younger sister. Brian moved back to Idaho, where he completed his bachelor¹s degree in Business Finance at Albertson¹s College of Idaho. Later, he started a granite countertop business allows him the time to pursue his passion for long-range shooting and high-country public land mule deer and elk hunting.
The terrain in Southern Idaho often requires a hunter to be able to take shots at 400 yards and well beyond. The desire to know, when, how, and if he should take these shots along with an unquenched thirst for competition, lead Brian to shoot precision rifle events. In Brian¹s first full season, he achieved several top ten finishes, two regional match wins, and a 20th place overall finish in the National Rifle League.
Brian now competes in both the PRS and NRL Pro series. Just In the 2019 season, he will compete in twelve two-day national matches and 15 regional matches across the country, totaling 4,170 precision hand-loaded match rounds burning roughly 131,355 grains (18.75 pounds) of Varget in matches alone. Doubling that will come close to including practice rounds spent at his one-of-a-kind shooting range he built on the edge of the Snake River Canyon. Snake River PRS club has become his pride and joy with a dedication to growing the sport by recruiting and supporting new and youth shooters.
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