As a former Division 1 basketball player and current professional basketball trainer, I’ve been fortunate to compete in events all over in the country throughout my career. The 3pt Open was by far the most professional and well operated competition I’ve been a part of. From the staff, to the spacious warm up areas, to the schedule (down to the exact minute), this event exceeded all my expectations. I shot my way into the Elite 8, and this stage during the last few rounds felt like just like the TBT & March Madness. Year 1 was a big success, and I believe the 3pt Open will be a major staple in the basketball world for many, many years to come!
- Bjorn Broman, averaged 50 points per game as senior in HS – the highest in the nation since 1988; played collegiately at Winthrop University; amassed more than 532K followers and 30.5 million likes on TikTok (@bjornbroman)
Founder/CEO of Fadeaway Fitness
I had a great time participating in the first 3pt Open. When the event hit, things ran and flowed super smooth. During Day 1 there were 2 shooting rounds and excitement in the air. After finishing your two rounds - only the top 64 shooters advanced to Day 2. Day 2 had a different feel to it. It was pure elimination day – just like March Madness – once you lost, you were out of the competition but more importantly you were out of the running for $100K. Every shot mattered and every miss mattered. Finally, as the competition field trimmed to the Final 16, here came the cameras and livestream. You could feel the pressure and it was amazing watching the remaining competitors shoot, until eventually there was a winner. In my opinion the event was a super success in its initial year. I’m excited for year 2, but more importantly I’m excited for Jordan & the direction of the 3pt Open Event itself!”
- Jeremy Hays, Founder/CEO of Fadeaway Fitness; amassed more than 103K followers on Instagram (@fadeawayfit); played collegiately at Juniata College
It was an honor to participate in the first ever high-stakes 3pt Open competition! Jordan (Wartman) and the 3pt Open crew did an unbelievable job running the event and it's something that is only going to continue to get bigger and better. As a guy who is truly passionate about shooting the basketball, I couldn't ask for a better competition. We have dunk contests, The TBT & Big 3. I really think the 3pt Open will get on that scale as it continues to find the best high-stakes shooter around. If you consider yourself a shooter and not signed up, what are you doing?
- Jordan Riewer, 4th Place Finisher in Inaugural 3pt Open; played collegiately at Minnesota State University and shot 48% 3pt percentage in senior season; played 5 years professionally overseas, Winner of the 2022 Red Bull “Run the Racks” shooting competition at the Twin Cities Pro Am Event
Founder of 6ix Shooter Academy
The first ever 3pt Open was better than I could’ve imagined last year. For a first-year event, it was so well run and organized (props to Jordan and the entire 3pt Open team). It’s an all-around beautiful event and an amazing idea in general. Day 2 is where it was really special… the NCAA tournament feel of the one game elimination 3pt contest was exciting (granted, I was on the wrong end of an upset, but it just makes me that much more excited to participate this year!). I participated in dozens of shooting competitions in my career and the 3pt Open was the most organized and the layout/format is my favorite. The high-stakes prize adds a ton of pressure as well.
- Seth McCoy, Founder of 6ix Shooter Academy; amassed >500K followers on TikTok and Instagram (@6ixshooter); played collegiately at Young Harris College and set 3pt records
The inaugural 3pt open was a super competitive environment! My experience was incredible -- I was able to compete in an event with so many amazing shooters from all over the country and met a lot of cool people in the process. I was happy with my performance (making it to the Sweet 16) and hope to make a run at the title in 2023! If you are a good shooter or basketball fan and want to test your skills, then I highly recommend you sign up for the 3pt Open and shoot your heart out!!
- Johnny Dombrowski,(professional basketball player with the Western Mass Zombies of the East Coast Basketball League; played collegiately at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester and led the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXI in 3pt percentage (49%) and free throw percentage (92.4%).