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Team SIG SAUER's Max Michel, Jr., Wins Area 3 Championship

Max Michel, Jr. adds to an already impressive resume


From Down Range TV

SIG SAUER® Team Captain Max Michel, Jr., added to an already stellar United States Practical Shooting Association portfolio with a win at the Area 3 Championships this weekend.

“There was a nice mix of stages this year, from very technical to an all-steel speed stage,” Michel said. “With the Steel Challenge coming up, it was a good skill test having to shift gears from speed to precision when needed.”

Almost 300 shooters made the trip to Grand Island, Neb., for the match. Michel won the Open Division and Overall title, with a score of 1768.8029 and 11 outright stage wins.

Next up, Michel seeks his record-setting fourth title at the 2011 Steel Challenge August 17-21 in Piru, Calif.

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About Max Michel, Jr.:
Max Michel, Jr., is one of the premier shooters in the world. With three World Speed Shooting Championships (2009, 2007 and 2005), five USPSA National Championships (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004), three U.S. Steel National Championships (2011, 2009 and 2008), 37 USPSA Area Championships, and nearly 100 Major Championship wins, Max Michel, Jr., 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 four International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoots and returned home each time with team gold medals. He will again represent the nation in Rhodes, Greece, at the 2011 World Shoot and anchor the USA’s Open Division team.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn® and Blaser GmbH® in Germany and Swiss Arms AG® in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER® a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER® is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with over 450 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER®, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy®, log on to

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