B.J. Norris Outguns Rob Leatham for Steel Challenge Production Win
PIRU, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson’s B.J. Norris outgunned two-time World Speed Shooting Champion Rob Leatham of Springfield Armory to win the Production division title at the 2010 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships this past weekend in Piru, California.
Norris, who used a Smith & Wesson M&P Pro Series 9mm pistol, dominated the field by winning six of the eight stages on his way to a final time of 93.56 seconds. Norris’ time, which was 6.82 seconds faster than Leatham, also placed him 14th overall in the match.
“I’m pretty happy with how I shot. I only had to eat a couple slow runs here and there, but overall it was a very solid performance the match and my time of 93.56 is usually good enough to win the Limited division,” said B.J Norris.
Norris’ was so strong that he would have placed second in the Limited division.
Finishing third behind Leatham’s 100.38 was fellow Smith & Wesson shooter Mike Seeklander who won one stage to post a final time of 108.66.
Fourth place went to Bradley Holt who shot a time of 115.98 while fifth place, and the Women’s Production title, went to the captain of the Smith & Wesson shooting team Julie Golob with 121.20.
Norris’ was one of nine titles won by the Smith & Wesson shooting team during competition at the Steel Challenge.
The Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships were held August 19-21 in Piru, Calif. For more information on the Steel Challenge and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit www.SteelChallenge.com, find us on Facebook or follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter.
About the SCSA:
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) is the national governing body of the sport of Speed Shooting and organizer of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships. To learn more about the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and the Steel Challenge visit the Web site at www.steelchallenge.com. There you will find diagrams of the stages of fire, complete listing of past results, a list of past champions, world record times and more.