Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel Finishes Second at Steel Challenge

Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel, Jr., Finishes Second at Steel Challenge

Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel Finishes Second at Steel Challenge
Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel Finishes Second at Steel Challenge

EXETER, NH –-( EXETER, N.H. (August 21, 2011) — Team SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel, Jr., brought the final World Speed Shooting Championship to be held in Piru, Calif., to a close with a runner-up finish.

Michel set a world record on Roundabout with four runs totaling 7.96 seconds, during which Michel drew his pistol four times and hit 20 total targets.

Starting next year, the crown jewel of Steel Challenge shooting moves to Frostproof, Fla., after a 30-year run in California.

“I’m going to miss Piru and all its character,” Michel said. “But I’ve had a lot of success in Frostproof, and it’s closer to home, so I’m looking forward to next year already.”

A three-time champion (2005, 2007, 2009), Michel shot all eight stages in just 81.24 seconds, including two stage wins. Over the entire match, Michel drew 32 times and hit 160 targets just over 80 seconds.

Next up for Michel is the United States Practical Shooting Association’s Area 4 Championship in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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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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