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by Wiley X Europe | Jan 21, 2016

Wiley X, the world’s leading manufacturer of protective eyewear, is continuing to sign World Champions to its Elite Shooting Team with 19-year-old Dane Jonas Prip Christensen the latest to join. Jonas has just been named World Champion in compact shooting and is a young man who is no stranger to that winning feeling.

In 2013 he won the European Team Championship in the technical difficult discipline Compact Shooting. He repeated this fantastic win in 2014, together with existing Wiley X team members Jakob Iversen and Mikkel Lund Jensen, and in 2015 he crowed his young career by winning the individual World Championship for juniors in Estonia. Jonas claimed the World Championship by hitting 194 out of 200 difficult clay targets.   

junior_world_champ_joins_wileyx_shooting_team_01Jonas explains: “I’m extremely proud to be joining the Wiley X Elite Shooting Team, as this team holds some of the best shooters in the World. As a prescription wearer I look very much forward be able to benefit from the expertise of Wiley X and I’m confident Wiley X will be able to provide me with prescription eyewear that will give me an extra edge when competing.”

Beside of being a World Champion Jonas is also a keen hunter and he is often out in the great outdoors hunting. 

junior_world_champ_joins_wileyx_shooting_team_02Jonas continues: “I enjoy hunting and I often find piece and strength being out in nature. Being a young hunter I will try to influence all hunters as well as all clay shooters to wear eye protection. Unfortunately, I have witnessed more than once, how close you can get to losing your eyesight when you are not wearing the right eye protection. By teaming up with Wiley X I have found the perfect partner – for both my professional career as well as when I’m hunting.”        

Jonas will be an important signing for Wiley X as the company’s European Vice President and Outdoor director Thomas Wæver explains: “I have followed Jonas for a couple of years now and I’m very impressed with him and his high level of shooting as well as the way he is dictated to his sport. For Wiley X it is essential to work with the best of the best and in Jonas we have person who will provide us with useful information on our hunting as well as on our shooting eyewear. I can hardly wait to begin working with Jonas and to gain from his expertise.”


Wiley X is one of the leading manufacturers of protective eyewear in the world and the only premium sunglass brand whose entire sunwear line is ANSI Z87.1-2010 and EN.166 rated.

Wiley X provides protective eyewear to military units and law enforcement personnel all around the world including the US Navy, US Army and D.E.A., as well as many European forces. 

To help prescription lens users Wiley X has carefully chosen one of the leading lens manufacturers to provide high quality prescription lenses, which fully comply with European safety standards.


junior_world_champ_joins_wileyx_shooting_team_03When it comes to hunting and shooting no amount of protection is too much. As an ISO 9001:2008 business Wiley X meet a higher standard than competitors’ “marketing claims.” Per required specifications and as outlined by ISO 9001:2008 and ANSI Z87.1 standards Wiley X continue to meet the highest Ballistic Impact Standards. Wiley X products are put through rigorous testing in order to be EN.166 Certified and full ANSI Z87.1 rated. Wiley X is the only premium performance manufacturer of hunting and shooting eyewear whose entire line is ANSI rated and EN.166 certified. 

All Wiley X eyewear models for hunting and shooting meet or exceed MIL-PRF-32432 VO Ballistic Impact Standards for spectacles. The Ballistic standard requires that both frame and lens must withstand a 3.8 mm projectile fired at 700-720 km/h.

To see these new-for-2016 styles for yourself — as well as the company’s complete line of advanced eyewear technology for shooters and hunters — stop by the Wiley X exhibit during the 2016 SHOT show. Or, visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 •

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