Stieber Takes Classic Title at ICORE's 14th Annual Southwest Regional
LOS OSOS, CA -(Ammoland.com)- Phoenix, Arizona's Jason Stieber won four of eight stages to take the Classic division title at the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts' (ICORE) 14th Annual Southwest Regional Revolver Championship this past weekend.
Stieber began the match trailing John Levis of Riverside, Calif., but took the lead on the fifth stage after two consecutive stage wins. He maintained that lead through the end of the match with his final two stages wins coming on the last stages of the competition.
Stieber finished the match with a time of 208.21, outpacing Levis by nearly 16 seconds.
“The Classic division is extremely challenging to compete in and Jason really shined with a strong performance, including four solid stage wins,” said Ron Joslin of ICORE.
Levis, who won two stages and shared another stage win with Stieber, finished in second with 224.02 seconds. Bryan Brockway of Brea, Calif. won one stage and posted a final time of 226.59 to finish third.
Rounding out the top five were Jude Javier of Santa Clara, Calif. in fourth with one stage win and a time of 231.88, and Cedric Yoshimura of Los Angeles, Calif. in fifth with 241.24.
Among the seniors competing in the Classic division, James Kimball of Raymond, Calif. claimed the Senior Classic title with 280.00.
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