Team SIG Captain Max Michel, Jr. Secures Spot on Team USA for 2011 IPSC World Shoot XVI

Team SIG Captain Max Michel, Jr. Secures Spot on Team USA for 2011 IPSC World Shoot XVI

Shooter Max Michel
World champion shooter Max Michel

EXETER, NH –-( Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, secured his spot on Team USA for the 2011 IPSC World Shoot XVI earlier this week at the 2010 USPSA Handgun Nationals.

Michel competed against the country’s top shooters in this final qualifying match, which was held October 9-12, 2010 at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club in Las Vegas, NV. The competition proved fierce this year, leaving Michel in fourth place overall in the Pistol Open Division. He finished with 1617.5040 match points, or 93.89%.

While Team Captain for Team USA has not yet been decided, Michel had entered the Handgun Nationals as the leading candidate for this position.

Max Michel“I’m extremely honored to once again be a member of Team USA [for the 2011 IPSC World Shoot XVI],” commented Michel. “It is essentially our Olympics and nothing makes me prouder than to wear our colors on foreign soil competing for a Gold Medal. I can’t wait to compete in Greece in October 2011.”

Michel has been a member of Team USA since 1999 and has won the gold medal every time.

Michel’s next competition is the USPSA Production Nationals, held at the Desert Sportsman in Las Vegas, NV from October 14-16, 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.

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