Team SIG Captain Max Michel Dominates (USPSA) Area 1 Championship

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Dominates (USPSA) Area 1 Championship


EXETER, NH –-( Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, took home first place in the Open Division at the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Area 1 Championships, held June 24-27, 2010 in Idaho Falls, ID.

Michel’s winning streak appears to be unstoppable as this was his seventh first place finish of the 2010 competitive season. Over 325 competitors turned out to face the Level III sanctioned match with twelve stages of fire.

Team SIG Captain, Max Michel
Team SIG Captain, Max Michel

Michel finished above the 84 division competitors with a score of 1180.2341, or 100%, becoming the Area 1 Champion in the Open Division.

“The Area 1 Championship was the fourth Area match of the 2010 season. I have been fortunate enough to win all four thus far,” commented Michel. “The competition is hard enough these days but getting your equipment to work 100% of the time is even more difficult. Reliability is a key component to winning and SIG SAUER has built their brand on it.”

USPSA Area 1 is the region in the Northwest composed of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Traditionally not one of the highest attended Area matches due to location, the match has been growing year after year featured many top competitors.

Michel’s next competition is the PRO-AM Championship at the US Shooting Academy in Tulsa, OK on July 16-18, 2010.

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About Max Michel
By anyone’s account, Max Michel, Jr. is one of the best shooters in the world. With three World Speed Shooting Championships (2009, 2007 and 2005), five USPSA National Championships (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004), 2 US Steel National Championships (2009, and 2008), more than 30 USPSA Area Championships, and over 80 Major Championship wins, Max Michel has become a dominant force in the pistol shooting sports. As an international competitor, Michel has represented the United States in the last four International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoots and returned home each time with team gold medals. He will again represent the nation in Rhodes, Greece at the 2011 World Shoot and anchor the USA’s Open Division team.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
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