Taran Butler Wins Area 2 Limited Match at USPSA Regional Championships
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Washington – Simi Valley's Taran Butler won the Limited Pistol division at the United States Practical Shooting Association's Area 2 Regional Championships held November 6-9 at the Rio Salado range in Mesa, Arizona.
Butler, who won four of the 11 stages, took the Limited title by just over 43 points after taking the lead on the seventh stage and holding it through to the end for a final score of 1439.8736 points.
“Taran shot a great match at the World Shoot in Bali to help bring home the gold medal for the U.S. It's clear by his Area 2 win that he's still on top of his game,” said Chris Endersby, USPSA's Area 2 Director.
Henning Wallgren of Longmont, Colo., finished second with 1396.7932. John Mouret of Surprise, Ariz., took third with a score of 1360.4397. Rounding out the top five were Glenn Shelby of Aztec, N.M. in fourth with 1328.4505 and Canadian shooter Mike Brunell of Woodbridge, Ontario, in fifth with 1316.9491.
A total of 355 top pistol shooters competed in USPSA's Open, Limited, Limited-10, Production, Revolver and Single Stack divisions at the regional championship.
The USPSA Area 2 region includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico but shooters from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington as well as Canada, England, Jamaica and Norway attended.
About USPSA: 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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