James Reed Edges Out Brown To Win Area 4 Open Title
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. -(AmmoLand.com)- James Reed of Grand Prairie, Texas, edged out Ron Brown of Pembroke Pines, Fla., to win the Open Pistol division at the United States Practical Shooting Association's Area 4 Regional Championships held November 14-16 in San Angelo, Texas.
Reed, who was one of the five Grand Master level shooters competing in the division, started the match strong by winning the first three stages and grabbing the lead.
Through the remaining nine stages Reed held Brown at bay, despite dropping 34 points to him on the seventh stage, and closed out the match with a score of 1094.8261 and a slim 39 point margin of victory.
“The battle for first came down to how these two shot a handful of stages. It was a great match and you have to give credit to James for holding off Ron and taking the championship title,” said Dave Thomas, USPSA's executive director.
Brown took runner-up with a final score of 1054.9835 followed closely by third place shooter Greg Widmer of El Paso, Texas, with 1052.3688, just over two and a half points back. Don Bednorz of Alamogordo, N.M., finished fourth with 1046.1197 and Jaime Foote of San Antonio, Texas, took fifth with a score of 1023.9760.
A total of 120 top pistol shooters competed in USPSA's Open, Limited, Limited-10, Production, Revolver and Single Stack divisions at the regional championship.
The USPSA Area 4 region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas but competitors from Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York and Utah attend.
The United States Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association and the governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America. USPSA has over 17,000 members and more than 350 affiliated clubs which host weekly matches throughout the country providing recreational shooters with the opportunity to test and refine their shooting skills in a safe, competitive environment. USPSA is also the US Region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. For more information, visit www.uspsa.org .
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