Team SIG Captain Max Michel Captures Fourth Consecutive Florida Open Shooting Title

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Captures Fourth Consecutive Florida Open Shooting Title


EXETER, NH –-( Max Michel, captain of Team SIG, opened the 2011 competitive shooting season Sunday by winning his fourth consecutive Florida Open title.

“It always feels good to get back into the routine and compete at a high level,” Michel said.

“The Florida Open has top-notch competitors and helps set the tone for the rest of the season. Frank Garcia and his Universal Shooting Academy staff run an outstanding tournament.”

Held Feb. 18-20 in Frostproof, Fla., the 13th annual competition registered more than 400 entries, including top shooters from around the world. Michel amassed 1517.4876 points on his way to the Open Division and overall title.

“The match was extremely challenging and very technical,” Michel said. “It’s probably one of the most technical matches I have shot in a while. There were many times where shooting became secondary and remembering where targets were and how to activate props became the primary focus.”

Next up for Michel will be the U.S. Steel Nationals in Titusville, Fla., April 14-16.

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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), 37 USPSA Area Championships, and nearly 100 Major Championship wins, Max Michel has become a dominant force in the pistol shooting sports. Michel also owns multiple World Speed Shooting records as well as the only Action Shooter to win all USPSA Area Championships in the same season (2010). 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 Team USA’s Open Division team.

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