Shooter Josh Lentz Takes Limited and High Overall at ICORE New England Regional
LOS OSOS, Calif. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Josh Lentz of Walnutport, Penn. took the Limited division title while posting the top overall match score at the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts’ (ICORE) New England Regional on May 2.
Lentz won eight of the nine stages in the match and led the field throughout the competition, finishing with a final score of 269.73 to win by more than 50 points.
Bob Powell of Springfield, Mass. claimed second place with a final score of 319.95 points. Powell was the only shooter to hand Lentz a stage defeat by besting the winner on the fifth stage of the match where Powell outshot Lentz by 4.3 points.
Third place went to Kenneth Ortbach of Hellertown, Penn. who finished 98.8- points out of first, posting a final score of 368.53.
Frank Palka of Chester, Conn. and John Linsley of New Braintree, Mass. rounded out the top five by shooting 407.49 and 416.10 to finish fourth and fifth respectively.
The ICORE New England Regional Revolver Championship was held at the Hartford Gun Club. The competition drew shooters from throughout Connecticut, as well as Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
The match was the fourth in a series of six regional events sponsored by Massachusetts-based firearms maker Smith & Wesson whose revolvers are widely used in competition. The next regional event is scheduled for Sunday, July 18 when the Central States Revolver Regional will take place in Buchanan, Mich.
For further information on the ICORE competition season, as well as complete match results, visit www.icore.org.
The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) was founded in 1991 by Mike and Sharon Higashi, long time active shooters in all the handgun sports. Envisioned as an alternative to the “arms race” that was occurring in the other action shooting sports at that time, a revolver-only competition would allow even the most basic equipment to be used and still provide enjoyment and satisfaction.