Old Bridge NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Last Friday, June 1st , 266 competitors began gathering at the Old Bridge Rifle and Pistol Club’s outdoor facility in Old Bridge, New Jersey to test themselves on seven demanding Steel Challenge stages at the tenth anniversary World Class Steel Northeast Regional Speed on Steel Championship.
The seven stages fired over the three-day event were: Round About, Zig Zag, Smoke and Hope, Five to Go, Show Down, Speed Option and Accelerator.
Included in the 266 participants who competed over the three-day weekend event were nationally ranked Steel Challenge shooters from around the country. They Included KC Eusebio, Dave Sevigny, Anna Brook, JJ Racaza, Dave Olhasso and, James McGinty.
At the end of the weekend when the dust settled and the scores were tabulated using the World Class Steel Scorer program, KC Eusebio of Team Glock dominated the Championship by taking High Overall and placing first in Open Centerfire Pistol with a time of 69.66 followed by Dave Sevigny with 69.98 and then JJ Racaza with 74.43. Dave Sevigny placed first in the Pistol Iron Division with a time of 76.49 followed by New Jersey’s own James McGinty of Team Ready, Aim, Fire with a time of 93.60. In addition to his fine finishes in the Speed on Steel Championship itself, Dave also took the top honors in the MGM Targets/Freedom Munitions-sponsored Speed on Steel Sidematch. Anna Brooke took High Lady with scores in both Pistol Iron and Pistol Open Rimfire.
Other top Division awards also included Carbine Rimfire and Pistol Open Rimfire, both won by Al Surko of Matawan, New Jersey and High Junior, taken by nine-year-old Cole Campsey of Chatham, Virginia. In Pistol Iron Rimfire Division first place went to Tom Yost. In the Revolver Divisions, Dave Olhasso of Team Smith & Wesson took First Place finishes in both Iron and Open Revolver with times of 85.92 and 80.44 respectfully. Compact Division was again won by Myron Pollard of Newton, Pennsylvania and Carbine Centerfire went to Rick Abrams from close-by Sayreville, New Jersey.
The Speed on Steel Championship is the largest regional static steel match on the East Coast and historically has a prestigious Prize Table each year thanks to the generosity of its many local and shooting-sports industry sponsors.
Included in our list of sponsors for this year’s championship are some of the top leaders in the shooting industry and we wish to again publicly thank them all. In addition to the many various sponsor-donated prizes such as, by not limited to, optical sights, reloading equipment, cleaning equipment, gun cases, mounts, bullets, slides, eye and ear protective devices and steel targets, this year’s Shooters Raffle again included many firearms. In addition, we distribute cash performance awards based on order-of-finish.
From its first match many years ago, to quote John Perciballi, Director of Match Development, “Thanks to our generous firearms sponsors, a World Class Steel match has always been a match that ‘gives away guns, lots and lots of guns!’”
This year’s extensive array of firearms was donated by STI International, Glock, Springfield Armory, Mossberg, and Beretta USA. Also, it is important to note that Mike Gibson Manufacturing was again a match sponsor and is the steel target supplier for all World Class Steel events as it has been since the first World Class Steel match held in 2001. A full listing of all of our generous sponsors will soon be available at our website, www.WorldClassSteel.com along with photos of the weekend’s championship competition.