Dave Sevigny Dominates 2010 Speed on Steel Championship
Smith and Wesson Steel Series Northeast Regional Championship 2010.
Old Bridge, NJ --(AmmoLand.com)- On Friday June 4th 214 competitors gathered at the Old Bridge Rifle and Pistol Club’s outdoor facility in Old Bridge, New Jersey to test themselves on seven demanding Steel Challenge stages at the 2010 Speed on Steel Championship.
The seven stages fired over the three-day event were: Round About, Zig Zag, Smoke and Hope, Five to Go, Show Down, Speed Option and Accelerator. All are the same Steel Challenge courses used at the International Event held at the end of each summer in California.
Included in the 214 participants who competed over the three-day weekend event were nationally ranked Steel Challenge shooters from around the country. They Included Team Glock’s Dave Sevigny and Randi Rodgers, JJ Racaza from Limcat Custom, Team Smith & Wesson’s Dave Olhasso, BJ Norris of Tactical Solutions, James McGinty of Ready, Aim, Fire Shooting Range and Mike DiGennaro of Shooting Sports Training.
At the end of the weekend when the dust settled and the scores were tabulated using the World Class Steel Scorer program, Dave Sevigny of Team Glock dominated the Championship by taking High Overall with a time of 67.75, placed first in Open Centerfire Pistol and garnered second place in Iron Sighted Pistol. In addition to his fine finishes in the Speed on Steel Championship itself, Dave also took home the top honors in the FNH USA-sponsored Speed on Steel Sidematch. High Lady went to Team Glock’s own Randi Rodgers with a time of 94.34 using her Open Glock Pistol.
Other top Division awards also included High Rimfire won by Al Surko of Matawan, New Jersey and High Junior, taken by Toria Nonaka an upcoming shooter from Woodbridge, Virginia. In the Revolver Divisions, Team Smith & Wesson’s Dave Olhasso took First Place finishes in both Iron and Open Revolver with times of 94.87 and 86.33 respectfully. Compact Division was led by Myron Pollard of Newton, Pennsylvania and Open carbine went to newcomer Richard Skolsky from close-by East Brunswick, New Jersey. Scott Campsey of Chatham, Virginia took home First Place Iron-Sighted Rimfire Pistol.
This year’s championship was again designated as the “Smith& Wesson Northeast Steel Shoot Series Northeast Regional Match.” World Class Steel would like to thank Mike Calloway, Director of the Steel Nationals, for his help in securing this designation once again for this year’s Speed on Steel Championship
The Speed on Steel Championship is the largest static steel match on the East Coast and historically has a prestigious Prize Table each year thanks to the generosity of its many local and shooting-sports industry sponsors. Included in our list of sponsors for this year’s championship are some of the top leaders in the shooting industry and we wish to again publicly thank them all. In addition to the many various sponsor-donated prizes such as, by not limited to, optical sights, reloading equipment, cleaning equipment, gun cases, mounts, bullets, slides, eye and ear protective devices and steel targets, this year’s Shooters Raffle included 22 firearms along with five other firearm awards for a merchandise prize value that totaled more than $35.000.00. In addition, performance awards, based on order-of-finish, included more than $5700.00 in cash. From its first match many years ago, to quote John Perciballi, Director of Match Development, “Thanks to our generous firearms sponsors, a World Class Steel match has always been a match that ‘gives away guns, lots and lots of guns!’” This year’s extensive array of firearms were donated by STI International, Glock, Springfield Armory, FNH USA, Mossberg, Limcat Custom, Smith & Wesson and Beretta USA. A full listing of all of our generous sponsors is available at our website, www.WorldClassSteel.com along with photos of the weekend’s championship competition.
Also, it is important to note that Mike Gibson Manufacturing was again a match sponsor and MGM is the steel target supplier for all World Class Steel events as it has been since the first World Class Steel match held in 2001.
Full coverage will be available shortly in the next issue of World Class Steel’s The Steel Mill newsletter along with other interesting articles and dates for the 2011 Speed on Steel Championship. Visit: www.worldclasssteel.com