Miguez Repeats At Infinity Area 4 Limited Shooting Championships
WICHITA FALLS, Texas —-(AmmoLand.com)- For the second year in a row, Blake Miguez has captured the Limited division title at the Infinity USPSA Area 4 Championships. The match, which was sponsored by Texas-based firearms maker Infinity Firearms, drew more than 235 top shooters from around the country.
Miguez, who holds the rank of Grand Master, won six of the 11 stages and posted a final score of 1405.2347 to take the title. Grand Master is the highest skill level in the sport of Practical Shooting that a competitor can attain.
“Blake continues to be a force in the Limited division where he is counted among the very best shooters. His strong performance at this year’s Infinity Area 4 match shows he’s not about to let that change,” explained Michael Voigt, USPSA president.
Just over 31 points behind Miguez was Team Smith & Wesson member, and fellow Grand Master, Phil Strader. Winning two stages and posting a final score of 1374.1808, Strader finished in second place.
Rounding out the top five were Mike Burrell, also a Grand Master, in third winning three stages and shooting a final score of 1331.2347. Fourth place went to another Grand Master, David Weers, who shot 1330.3563 while fifth went to Scott Reese, a Master level shooter, with a score of 1253.6121.
Area 4 is one of the eight USPSA shooting regions in the country and is made up of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The 2009 Infinity USPSA Area 4 Championships were held October 8-11 at the Double Tap Ranch in Wichita Falls, Texas.
The sport of Practical Shooting was formally established in 1976 but traces its roots back to the 1950’s and the quick draw “leather slap” competitions that grew out of America’s love affair with the TV westerns of that era. Today the sport represents the upper echelon of the shooting sports with many of its top shooters actively training law enforcement and military units on shooting techniques and equipment developed in competition.
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 nearly 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.