Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wolfe Takes Open Title in ICORE Rocky Mountain Regional

LOS OSOS, Calif. - Rich Wolfe of Escalon, Calif. captured his second consecutive regional revolver title of the 2011 season with his Open division win at the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts' (ICORE) Smith & Wesson Rocky Mountain Regional Revolver Championship this past weekend at the Weld County Fish & Wildlife High Plains Shooting Range in Galeton, Colo.

The 32-year-old Sierra Arms shooting team member led the Open division field throughout the match winning four of the eight stages on his way to posting the match's overall fastest time of 192.82 seconds.

In April Wolfe took top honors at the Smith & Wesson Southwest Revolver Regional, then finished second overall at the Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship.

"It's no surprise to see the name Rich Wolfe atop the Rocky Mountain leader board. Rich is one of the fastest wheelgunners in the country and currently ranked number two in ICORE," said Ron Joslin of ICORE.

Finishing in second place, just 8.49 seconds behind Wolfe was Craig Calkins of Colorado Springs, Colo. Calkins also won four stages but was unable to close the gap on Wolfe before finishing the match with a time of 201.31 seconds.

Rounding out the top five were Bruce Schmidt of Rapid City, S.D. in third with a time of 239.70, Nathan Carmichael of Lovelock, Nev. in fourth with 240.28 and Mike Homm of Garden City, Kan. in fifth with 258.47. Homm also claimed the Senior Open title.

The Smith & Wesson Rocky Mountain Regional Revolver Championship was the second of seven events in the 2011 ICORE Regional Series presented by Smith & Wesson. The next event is the Smith & Wesson Central States Regional Revolver Championship on Sunday, July 17 in Buchanan, Mich. at the Bend of the River Conservation Club range.

For more information on ICORE and the ICORE Regional Series presented by Smith & Wesson, visit www.ICORE.org, or follow @ICORE_Shooting on Twitter or find ICORE on Facebook at facebook.com/ICOREshooting.