Based out of the greater Atlanta area, the Noveske Shooting Team is comprised of
Jansen Jones | Rob Romero | James Casanova
Jansen Jones grew up in Nebraska and learned firearms basics and safety while hunting the plains with his father. In 2004 Jones competed in his first IDPA match while in college and has been shooting in pistol competitions ever since.
In 2008 Jones moved to Georgia to attend law school, where he met fellow competitor and team mate Rob Romero and began competing in 3 gun matches on a national level.
In the summer of 2010 Jones was selected to represent the United States, competing against teams from Brazil, Canada, and Argentina at the 2010 Pan American Shotgun Championships. Jones shot in Standard Manual and took home a Gold Medal in the Team Event alongside his USA teammates.
Jansen is the 2011 and 2012 Tactical Shotgun Championship Division winner in manual shotgun division and placed 3rd overall in Heavy Metal Optics in 3 Gun Nations points series. Jones was selected to represent the United States in Standard Manual division at the 2012 World Shotgun Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, where he placed in the top 15 in the world. Jones finished in the top 48 shooters on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Series tour for 2012.
In 2013, Jansen is again in the top 30 competitors on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Tour and was selected yet again to represent the United States of America at the 2013 Pan American Shotgun Championships where we was 2nd overall, runner up to the Pan American Champion in standard manual division and also a gold medalist in the team event. Jansen lives in Georgia where he is a prosecutor for a Metro-Atlanta county.
Rob Romero bought his first handgun in 2005 and began shooting in pistol competitions. He realized early that he had a natural ability and a strong competitive spirit. In 2006 he moved from California to Georgia where he met and began shooting with fellow Noveske teammate, Jansen Jones.
Romero achieved the highest classification of Grand Master in late 2007. With multiple area and state match wins along with a Top-10 finish at the US Pistol Nationals Rob began to transition into 3-gun competitions. In 2010 he moved almost exclusively into 3-gun competition and has become a top-level competitor at the national shoots, often finishing in the top five at major matches across the United States.
Romero was selected to represent the United States at the 2010 Pan American Shotgun Championships where he shot in the Standard Division and placed in the top three of all Pan American competitors in his class.
In 2011 Romero was crowned the Hornady Divisional Champion in Heavy Metal by winning titles at the 2011 Rocky Mountain 3 Gun Championship, the Ozark 3 Gun Championship and the FNH USA 3 Gun Championship.
In 2012 Rob was named the USPSA Heavy Metal National Champion and the 2012 Tactical Shotgun Champion in Standard division.
For 2013 Romero was selected to represent the United States at the 2013 Pan American Shotgun Championships and is the current Pan American Champion in Standard division as well as a gold medalist in the team event. . Romero the Director or Competition for the television show 3 Gun Nation and currently lives in Georgia with his family.
James Casanova began shooting rifles with his father and uncles when he was four years old. Near the end of 2005 he bought his first handgun and began shooting USPSA pistol matches eventually achieving Grand Master ranking in Limited. Shortly after he shot his first 3-gun match and was hooked.
For the next five years he and his brother worked and shot the Rocky Mountain 3-Gun match in Raton, NM. In 2010 James qualified for the inaugural season of 3Gun Nation’s Finale Match following the USPSA Multi-gun Nationals and decided to see how far he could take his 3-gun shooting the following year. Also in 2010, he co-founded Carbon Arms Corp. to develop and manufacture competition shooting accessories, most notably, the TWiNS shotgun loading system.
In 2012 James again focused on the Limited Division winning the Hornady divisional series as well as several outlaw match Limited division titles. He also competed in the 3Gun Nation Pro Series finishing the season in 8th place and earning a spot in the 3Gun Nation Shoot-off in Las Vegas.
In 2013, James is again in the top 30 competitors on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Tour and was selected to represent the United States of America at the 2013 Pan American Shotgun Championships where we was 3rd overall, runner up to the Pan American Champion in standard division and also a gold medalist in the team event. James won tactical irons division at the Superstition Mystery 3 Gun Championships, the Area 2 Multi Gun Championships, the Task force Dagger 3 Gun Championships and many more!
James is the newest member of the Noveske Shooting Team, joining in 2013, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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