SIG SAUER Captain Max Michel, Jr., Victorious at USPSA Area 7 Championship


EXETER, NH –-( Max Michel, Jr., held off a strong Open Division field to claim the top spot at the United States Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Area 7 Championship this weekend in Harvard, Mass.

The final Area Championship before the USPSA’s Open Division national championship match, Michel finished up winning five of the 10 stages. A strong finish here will help build momentum heading into the training for the next match.

“I feel good about how I finished this match,” Michel said. “There are parts of my game that are working well and I was able to identify a few things to work on before Nationals.”

Michel finished with a final score of 1215.6725 match points, some 32.5086 points ahead of the runner-up.

Next weekend, Michel will be competing at the International Practical Shooting Association (IPSC) Nationals in Frostproof, Fla.

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About Max Michel, Jr.
By anyone’s account, Max Michel, Jr., is one of the best shooters in the world. With three World Speed Shooting Championships (2009, 2007 and 2005), six USPSA National Championships (2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004), three U.S. Steel National Championships (2011, 2009 and 2008), 39 USPSA Area Championships, and nearly 100 Major Championship wins, Michel 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 five International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoots and returned home each time with team gold medals.

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