Ted Puente Wins Limited Shooting Title At S&W Handgun Nationals
LAS VEGAS, Nev. —-(AmmoLand.com)- Ted Puente of Milwaukee, Wis. came out on top in the Limited pistol championship at the Smith & Wesson 2009 U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) National Handgun Championships.
In 2008 Puente finished third behind Todd Jarrett and national champion Travis Tomasie. But this year he outpaced the defending champ by 26.3186 points and took the title with a final score of 1363.2541
Tomasie, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, finished second with a score of 1336.9355. Emanuel “Manny” Bragg claimed third with a score of 1334.9071, just 28.347 points behind Puente.
Rounding out the top five were USPSA President and Team STI member Michael Voigt of Chino, Calif. with a score of 1319.6744 and Jarrett, a Team Para USA shooter from Hopewell, Va., in fifth with 1285.2507.
The Nationals which were held at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club outside Las Vegas September 11-19 drew more than 620 top shooters from across the country and around the world.
The United States Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association and the governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America. USPSA has over 18,000 members and more than 350 affiliated clubs which host weekly matches throughout the country providing recreational shooters with the opportunity to test and refine their shooting skills in a safe, competitive environment. USPSA is also the US Region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. For more information, visit www.uspsa.org.