Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel, Jr. Finishes Second at IPSC Med Cup

Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel, Jr. Finishes Second at IPSC Med Cup


EXETER, NH –-( Max Michel, Jr., captain of Team SIG SAUER, brought home a second-place finish in the International Practical Shooting Confederation’s Med Cup in Cheval-Blanc, France, over the weekend.

With 24 stages shot over three days, the Med Cup is twice as long as most U.S. shooting matches. This required Michel to adjust his normal shooting strategy, which was a challenge.

“I made some bad tactical decisions on Day Two,” Michel said. “But I learned quite a bit that should help me improve my training regimen for the ISPC World Shoot in October.”

Adding to the challenge, Michel began this Med Cup campaign feeling a bit under the weather. “My family had been fighting a bug and I picked it up right before I left. Let’s just say it was a long flight,” he said.

The Med Cup is the first of three European campaigns on the schedule for Michel. In June, he’ll compete in the Greek Nationals as a warm-up to the IPSC World Shoot that begins in September. Michel will represent the United States as part of the open division squad.

Michel’s next match will be the Double Tap Championship in Wichita Falls, Texas, June 2-4.

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About Max Michel, Jr.:
Max Michel, Jr. is one of the premier shooters in the world. With three World Speed Shooting Championships (2009, 2007 and 2005), five USPSA National Championships (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004), three U.S. Steel National Championships (2011, 2009 and 2008), 37 USPSA Area.

Championships, and nearly 100 Major Championship wins, Max Michel, Jr. 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 the USA’s Open Division team.

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