Team SIG’s, Max Michel Wins the Florida Open

Team SIG’s, Max Michel, Starts 2010 Competitive Shooting Season Off with Third Straight Win in the Florida Open


Exeter, NH –-( Team SIG Champion Shooter, Max Michel, opened the 2010 competitive shooting season with his third straight win in the Open Division of the Florida Open held in Frostproof, Florida held February 19 through the 21st.

This Twelfth Annual competition, hosted by the Universal Shooting Academy and under careful direction of Match Director and Champion Shooter, Frank Garcia, proved to the 300 + contestants to be a challenging opening event for the year. Max amassed 1491.0520 points winning the Open.

Max Michel, Jr., Signs on with SIG SAUER, Inc
Max Michel, Jr., Signs on with SIG SAUER, Inc

Max has won the Open Division in 2009 and 2008, as well.

“Winning the Open Division in the Florida Open is a great way to start 2010,” Max Michel commented.

“The competition is first-class and this event draws the best in talent. Match Director, Frank Garcia, brought his experience as a Champion Shooter to the event with some very challenging stages.”

Max Michel’s next competition is the Double Tap Championship in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 18 – 20, 2010.

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About Max Michel:
Max Michel first gained prominence in the competitive shooting arena with five USPSA® National Championships beginning in 2004 and three World Speed Shooting Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Max has completed nearly 30 USPSA Area Championships and, as a representative of the United States, Max has competed in the last three International Practical Shooting Confederation® (IPSC) World Shoots, returning home with team gold medals. Max was a top recruit for the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) from 1999 to 2009 and has been an active Army shooter and trainer. Max was also the Military Coach of the Action Pistol Team. Max Michel is currently the SIG SAUER Manager of Competitive Shooting Activities.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified company with approximately 400 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER or any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to