EXETER, NN - Max Michel, Jr., successfully defended his title at the United States Practical Shooting Association Area 3 Championship this weekend in Grand Island, Nebraska.
In his return to the USPSA Open Division, Michel battled the blistering heat and the blazing competition to retain his title. Michel won the 2012 Area 6 and Area 1 Single-Stack Division titles with his signature SIG SAUER® 1911 Max pistol.
"Looking at the field at Area 3, it looked like a solid group of Open competitors," Michel said. "I was hoping it would turn out to be a good race and I wasn't disappointed."
Michel finished with a final score of 1837.9943 match points, some 57.3658 points ahead of the runner-up.
Next up for Michel is the USPSA Area 7 Championship in Harvard, Mass., in early Sepetember.
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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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