Newington, N.H. – -(AmmoLand.com)- SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce Team SIG Captain Max Michel and Team SIG professional shooter Lena Miculek delivered history-making performances at the 2018 USPSA Nationals, in the 2018 SIG SAUER Carry Optics National Championship, held October 20th – 28th at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida. The 2018 SIG SAUER Optics National Championship had 415 individuals competing through 23 stages in the Carry Optics, Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC), and Open divisions.
Team SIG Captain Max Michel shot his way through seven stage wins to become the USPSA National Carry-Optics Champion in the SIG SAUER Carry Optics Nationals using his P320X5, ROMEO1 sight, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition. This is Max’s third consecutive Carry Optics title at the USPSA Nationals.
“Going into this match my goal was to keep SIG on top by defending my title in Carry Optics. I am so pleased that I was successful and continue to be the only professional shooter to ever hold a USPSA National Carry Optics title,” began Team SIG Captain Max Michel. “I am proud of all that I have achieved at this point in my career, and I owe it to the support of the team I have around me, and the backing of the SIG SAUER brand and their superior products. Team SIG is stronger than ever and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for all of us.”
Team SIG shooter Lena Miculek took the High Lady title in the SIG SAUER Optics Nationals in the PCC Division with a fourth-place finish overall among all PCC competitors. She used her SIG SAUER MPX, ROMEO3 sight, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition. Miculek if the first woman to score a top five finish at the USPSA Nationals.
“My proudest moment as a professional shooter came at this years USPSA SIG SAUER Optics Nationals,” added Team SIG professional shooter, Lena Miculek. “To see all the hard work pay off and become the first female to break the top five at a USPSA Nationals, in addition to winning Master Class for PCC, really motivates me to break more barriers for females in professional shooting. For 2019 my goal is to set new records on behalf of Team SIG in PCC, and become the first female PCC Grandmaster.”
“This is an exciting time for Team SIG. Max and Lena are both competing at such high levels, and as a result of their hard work and dedication they continue to turn in dominating performances,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “At the USPSA Nationals they both made history and we could not be more proud of their accomplishments. With the recent addition of Daniel Horner to the team we look forward to seeing what 2019 brings to Team SIG.”
Also shooting for SIG SAUER at the 2018 USPSA Nationals was SIG SAUER Pistol Product Manager Phil Strader, and SIG SAUER Academy Instructor Mason Lane. After 9 days of competition Strader placed 3rd in the 2018 SIG SAUER Carry Optics Nationals, and 4th overall in the Aggregate Championship. Lane placed 4th in the 2018 SIG SAUER Carry Optics Nationals, and 3rd overall in the Aggregate Championship. Both Strader and Lane competed with a SIG SAUER P320 X-Five pistol, ROMEO1 sight, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition.
The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1 and ROMEO3 sights, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition used by Max Michel and Lena Miculek in the 2018 SIG SAUER Carry Optics Nationals are available for purchase online at sigsauer.com/store.
About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.