Sarabia Brings Home ICORE Southwest Regional Open Title for Team Smith & Wesson
LOS OSOS, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Finishing as the match’s High Overall Woman, Team Smith & Wesson’s Janae Sarabia of Lompoc, Calif. won the Open division title at the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts’ (ICORE) 14th Annual Southwest Regional Revolver Championship this past weekend.
The 14-year-old Sarabia won five of the eight stages in the match and finished with a time of 213.32 seconds, outpacing her nearest competitor by 5.75 seconds.
“Janae is well on here way to making a name for herself in competitive shooting. At just 14-years-old, she’s got a big career in front of her and this is just one of many titles she’s sure to win,” said Ron Joslin of ICORE.
Finishing second was the defending champion FloraYang of Cerritos, Calif. who posted a final time of 219.07. Fellow Smith & Wesson teammate Rachel Crow of Antioch, Calif., also just 14-years-old, claimed third with 240.91 while Janet Leach of Los Osos, Calif. finished fourth with 337.46.
Elsewhere in Open division competition, Sierra Arms shooter Rich Wolfe of Escalon, Calif., took High Overall and the Open division title for the second year in a row with a final time of 125.15 seconds.
Among the seniors, Juan Hernandez of South Pasedena, Calif. won the Senior Open title with 183.99.
The competition, which was held on the Hogue Action Pistol Range at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen’s Association in San Luis Obispo, Calif., drew 110 top wheelgunners from across California and the region.
The match was the first of seven events in the ICORE Regional Series presented by Smith and Wesson.
The next major match on the ICORE competition schedule is the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship which will take place June 2-5, also on the Hogue Action Pistol Range in San Luis Obispo.
For more information on ICORE, the 2011 ICORE Regional Series presented by Smith & Wesson or the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship, visit www.ICORE.org, follow @ICORE_Shooting on Twitter or find ICORE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ICOREshooting.