Jessie Harrison's Steel Challenge Clean Sweep Sets Up 3-Peat
PIRU, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Reaffirming her position at the top woman shooter in the country, and fastest in the world, Jessie Harrison swept all four major titles at the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships in Piru, Calif. to take her third consecutive, and fourth career, overall women's title.
Harrison, a Team Leupold shooter from McDonough, Ga., began the three day speed shooting contest by winning Thursday's Women's Open Rimfire Pistol event, placing fourth overall with a time of 76.70 seconds.
Then on Friday, Harrison returned to the winner's circle with a win in the Women's Limited Pistol event where she placed 12th overall with a time of 109.68 seconds.
With the first two legs of the Steel Master combined event complete – the Steel Master title goes to the shooter with the best combined time from the Rimfire Pistol event, one of the iron sight pistol events, such as Limited, and the Open Pistol contest – Harrison focused on her third straight women's overall and Steel Master title in Saturday's Open match by winning all eight stages to take the Open title in a time of 95.60 seconds.
Harrison claimed the Women's Steel Master trophy with a combined three-event time of 281.98, finishing fourth overall.
“Jessie is by far the most dominant woman shooter in current Steel Challenge competition,” said Mike Dalton, match director and one of the co-founders of the Steel Challenge. “Her performance over the last couple years has set the bar very high, and with her fourth overall title at this year's match, she's closing in on the record for overall titles held by the great Kay Miculek. seven time winner of the Steel Challenge.”
Second place overall in the Women's contest went to Team Glock's Randi Rogers with a time of 105.82 seconds. Third place went to the top junior shooter at this year's Steel Challenge, 14-year-old Team Smith & Wesson shooter Janae Sarabia of Lompoc, Calif. with 114.38 seconds.
Fourth place went to seven time women's champ, Kay Miculek of Princeton, La. with a time of 115.31 while fifth place went to Brooke Brooke of Georgia with 116.94.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships has served as the unofficial proving ground for the latest shooting equipment and determined who within the shooting sports community is truly the fastest of the fast.
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