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Todd Jarrett Claims USPSA Area 5 Open Title
Todd Jarrett of Hopewell, Va. claimed the Open division title at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s Area 5 Regional Handgun Championship in Barry, Ill.
Jarrett, who shoots for the StrikeForce Manufacturing shooting team, won six of 14 stages in the match and led the field of 68 shooters for all but the first stage. He finished the match with a final score of 1416.6470, outpacing the second place shooter, Eddie Garcia of Mesa, Ariz., by almost 32 points.
“Todd shot an excellent match, which should come as no surprise for those familiar with Todd’s long list of accomplishments in the shooting sports. He’s one of the best and proved it again this weekend,” said Gary Stevens, the USPSA Area 5 director.
Garcia finished in second with three stage wins and a final score of 1384.7762. Canadian shooter Nikita Markessinis of Mount Royal, Quebec took top honors on four stages to finish with 1342.8780.
Rounding out the top five were Sherwyn Greenfield of Spirit Lake, Iowa who won the third stage in the match and finished with 1232.3520 to take fourth and Nick Greenfield of Hull, Iowa in fifth with 1229.1077 points.
Also claiming an Open division title was Rebecca Jones, the reigning USPSA Women’s National Champion from Hopewell, Va., finishing seventh overall to take the Women’s title with 1211.2655 points. Among the seniors, Paul Thompson of Deerfield, Ill. placed 12th overall claiming the Senior title with 1135.3828 points while James Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo. finished 19th overall to win the Super Senior title with 1055.73.20 points.
The Area 5 Regional Handgun Championship took place June 16-19 and drew 359 shooters from across the U.S., including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin, the states that make up the Area 5 region.
The Area 5 match is the second of eight regional events on the USPSA competition calendar. The next regional event is the 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory which takes place June 22-26 at Albany Rifle and Pistol Club, Shedd, Ore.
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The U.S. Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association and the national governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America. USPSA has nearly 20,000 members and more than 375 affiliated clubs.