Team SIG Captain Max Michel Wins Overall Champion Title on Home Turf at 2010 Louisiana Gator Shooting Classic

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Wins Overall Champion Title on Home Turf at 2010 Louisiana Gator Shooting Classic


EXETER, NH –-( Team SIG Captain Max Michel secured a first place victory in the Open Division, as well as taking home the Overall Champion title, on his home turf at the 2010 Louisiana Gator Classic, held October 28-31, 2010 at the Southern Shooting Center in Thibodaux, LA.

This was Michel’s first time competing in the Gator Classic in nearly ten years.

It is a USPSA Level II Match comprised of 12 stages and more than 300 rounds.

Max Michel
World champion shooter Max Michel

Michel competed against 68 of Louisiana’s finest shooters in the Open Division and finished with 1585.0000 match points, or 100%, to ensure his Open Division and Overall Champion shooting titles.

“I was so excited to have the opportunity to compete in the Louisiana Gator Classic. I moved back to Louisiana about 18 months ago and this was my first match in the area as my travel schedule just doesn’t allow for local competitions,” commented Michel. “It just felt good to get back to my roots and have some fun with old shooting buddies and family. It was exactly what I needed at this point in the season.”

Michel’s next competition is the Area 2 Championships, held at the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in Mesa, AZ from November 10-14 2010. The Area 2 is the final Area Championship Michel must win in order to be the first person to win all eight Area Championships in a single year.

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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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