Universal Shooting Academy Hosting Top Shooters

By: Jessica Roberts

National Championships Being Contested in Frostproof

Frostproof, Fla. (September 10, 2015) – This week Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Fla is hosting the US International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) National Pistol Championships. More than 300 competitors from across the United States will be competing to be named the US IPSC National Champion in their respective divisions. The shooting competition will be contested on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, with the awards ceremony being held directly at the conclusion of the competition on Sunday.

Amongst the 300 competitors scheduled to compete are some of the top practical shooting competitors in the US will be competing this weekend including:

Dave Sevigny who is a US Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Grand Master in five divisions and who has won more than 200 major championships wins since 1999. Dave has won the NRA Action Pistol World Production Championships, IPSC World & Pan American Production Division Championships and an eleven-time US Practical Shooting Association National Champion.

Julie Golob has served nearly eight years with the US Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Fort Benning, GA as champion and instructor and has received numerous military awards and honors. Julie has won more than 50 National, International and World titles in seven different shooting disciplines and over 120 Championship Titles in State, Regional & International Competitions. In 1999 Julie had a record-breaking year winning Women’s Open Championships in all the USPSA Area Championships she entered (seven out of the eight). In 1999 she also won the women’s title at the World Speed Shooting Championships (Steel Challenge) and followed that victory with back-to-back national titles at the USPSA Open and Limited National Championships, the first woman to ever do so. With such a phenomenal shooting season in 1999, the Army Marksmanship Unit nominated and selected Julie for the US Army Female Athlete of the Year Award, usually reserved for Olympic athletes.

Max Michel is the current International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Champion, as well as, the only competitive shooter in history to have won five World Speed Shooting Championships (2014, 2013, 2009, 2007, 2005). Michel also has won eight USPSA National Championships (2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004), four US Steel National Championships (2014, 2011, 2009, 2008), two Pro-Am Championships (2012 and 2013), more than 50 USPSA Area Championships, and over 100 Major Championship wins. 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 six International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoots and returned home each time with team gold medals.

Tori Nonaka began shooting at the age of three and in her young competitive shooting career she has already achieved great success. Tori was the youngest female national champion when she won the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Limited 10 women’s championship at the age of 18 and some of the more prestigious title she has won include the IPSC World Championship Ladies Standard Team Gold Medalist, Ladies Standard Silver Medalist and the International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA) Indoor Nationals Junior Champion.

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