Smith & Wesson’s Lentz Wins USPSA Area 7 Revolver Shooting Title
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. –-(Ammoland.com)- Team Smith & Wesson shooter Josh Lentz of Walnutport, Pa. won the Revolver division title at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Area 7 Regional Handgun Championship this past weekend at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club in Fulton, New York.
Lentz, who is ranked a Master, the second highest skill level in the sport, won all but one of the eight stages in the match, and led the field from start to finish to win the title with a final score of 904.1499.
Lentz outpaced his nearest competitor, fellow Smith & Wesson team member Craig Buckland of Sandisfield, Mass. by more than 177 points. Buckland was the only shooter to best Lentz on the range by winning the fifth stage in the match. Buckland claimed second place with 726.6048 points.
Tim Nargi of Cranberry Lake, N.Y. finished third with a final score of 609.4962. Rounding out the top five were Gregory Gilman of Mansfield Mass. and Hugh Black of Ontario, Canada who finished fourth and fifth with 609.4089 and 582.8446 respectively.
Area 7 is one of the eight USPSA shooting regions in the country and is made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. However, the match drew shooters from Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada – a testament to the growing popularity of practical shooting.
The next regional match on the USPSA calendar is the 2010 TechWear USA Area 8 Regional Handgun Championships scheduled for August 26 through 29 in Fredericksburg, Va. For more information, visit www.USPSA.org or follow @USPSA_Shooting on Twitter.
USPSA is a non-profit membership association. Most of the more than 15,000 individual members belong to and regularly compete at one of the nearly 400 affiliated clubs and sections (groups of clubs banded together for mutual benefit) located across the United States. USPSA is affiliated with the International Practical Shooting Confederation (I.P.S.C.), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. USPSA is the American region of IPSC. Visit: www.uspsa.org