9:52 am - Wed, Dec 7, 2011

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Trophy Case

In a ceremony yesterday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, members of the Combat Arms Team presented Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, superintendent of the USCGA, with the trophy the squad won during competition at the Scholastic Steel Challenge 2011 Fall Collegiate Championship.

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In the photo are (from left) U.S. Coast Guard Academy Second Class Cadet Jake Naum, Second Class Cadet Barton Nanney, Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, Second Class Cadet Jon Sapundjieff and First Class Cadet Alex Webber.

Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi

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6:33 pm - Mon, Dec 5, 2011

SCSA Announces Dates of 2012 Steel Challenge

BURLINGTON, Wash. — The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), the national governing body for the sport of speed shooting, has announced the official dates of next year’s Steel Challenge. The 2012 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships will take place November 1-4 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

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Competition will begin Thursday, November 1, with the Open and Iron Sight Rimfire Pistol division events. Friday marks the first day of two days of centerfire pistol events including the Limited, Production and Revolver contests. Competition wraps up Saturday with the high-speed action of the Open pistol event.

Shooters wishing to compete in the 2012 Steel Challenge are encouraged to mark their match calendars and visit www.SteelChallenge.com for regular updates, including announcements about the match hotel, shooters’ banquet, sponsors and early registration discount.

For more information on the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find the Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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10:42 am - Fri, Dec 2, 2011

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Picks Up Second Consecutive SSC Collegiate Championship

EPPING, N.H. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy claimed their second Scholastic Steel Challenge (SSC) title in a row by winning the Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Fall Championship hosted by Sig Sauer and held November 12 at the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Combat Arms Team, who won the SSC Spring Championship this past May by 79.52 seconds with a combined time of 3363.15 seconds, posted a final time in the Fall Championship of 292.86 seconds, but outpaced the University of Vermont Gun Cats A-squad by the tighter margin of 28.35 seconds.

“The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Combat Arms Team remains the top collegiate team in SSC competition but there’s no denying that they will have to keep an eye on their New England neighbors at the University of Vermont whose Gun Cats are clearly stalking the cadets and look ready to pounce,” said Scott Moore, director of the Scholastic Steel Challenge.

The USCGA’s first squad was led once again by Cadet Barton Nanney who posted the fastest individual time of 63.86 seconds followed by the second overall shooter Cadet Jonathan Sapundjieff (69.44), Cadet Jacob Naum (81.93) and Cadet Alex Webber (77.63).

The Gun Cats’ A-squad of Graham Cochran, Jeff Hammersmith, Takeshi Horiguchi and Chris Stecyk finished with a time of 321.21 seconds. Horiguchi led the Gun Cats’ effort and finished third overall in 73.41 seconds.

Third place went to the UVM B-squad with 432.66 seconds followed by the USCGA second squad (460.12), UVM C-squad (494.87), USCGA third squad (578.88),Yale (617.24) and the UVM Lady Gun Cats (718.29).

The names of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s winning Combat Arms Team shooters will be placed on a traveling trophy sponsored by Joseph Chiarello & Co., the firearms industry’s leading insurance provider, which will be contested at next year’s Fall Championship.

The next major event on the SSC collegiate schedule will be the Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga. March 13-18, 2012. The Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Championship is scheduled to take place March 17-18.

The Scholastic Steel Challenge is a national team-oriented youth shooting program developed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and funded in part by a grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The program is open to young men and women ages 12 to 20 and offers them the opportunity to compete as a four person team for a national title in the action pistol discipline of speed shooting.

Earlier this year the program was expanded to offer college teams the opportunity to participate in the competition format.

From the beginning, industry support for the Scholastic Steel Challenge has been strong with the program picking up sponsorship from Action Target, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Brownells, Glock, GT Target Stands, Joseph Chiarello & Co., MGM Targets, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network, Precision Delta, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Winchester Ammunition and the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance.

For more information on the Scholastic Steel Challenge and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit ScholasticSteelChallenge.com or SteelChallenge.com, follow @ScholasticSteel or @SteelChallenge on Twitter, find the Steel Challenge on Facebook or visit the Steel Challenge blog.

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5:13 pm - Mon, Nov 7, 2011

Monday Movie: Diana Le Takes On Her First Steel Challenge

Diana Le takes on the Steel Challenge for the first time at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club which held it’s first SCSA sanctioned match this past Saturday. Diana, along with her brother Charles Le, were among the 108 shooters that braved the cold to compete.

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10:23 am - Thu, Oct 13, 2011

Sig Sauer Hosts Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Fall Championship

BURLINGTON, Wash. – The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) announced that the organization’s Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Fall Championship will be hosted by firearms maker Sig Sauer at its training facility, the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H., on November 12.

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Among those schools expected to compete are the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, University of Vermont, Harvard University and Yale University, as well as a local high school team, Wayland High School from Massachusetts.

“Following on the success of our Spring championship, there is a great deal of interest in an SSC Collegiate Fall Championship and thanks to our match host, Sig Sauer, the New England college teams will once again meet on the Steel Challenge range to determine who among them is the fastest of the fast,” said Scott Moore, director of the Scholastic Steel Challenge. The Scholastic Steel Challenge is a national team-oriented youth shooting program developed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and funded in part by a grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The program is open to young men and women ages 12 to 20 and offers them the opportunity to compete as a four person team for a national title in the action pistol discipline of speed shooting.

Earlier this year the program was expanded to offer college teams the opportunity to participate in the competition format. From the beginning, industry support for the Scholastic Steel Challenge has been strong with the program picking up sponsorship from Action Target, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Brownells, Glock, GT Target Stands, MGM Targets, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network, Precision Delta, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Winchester Ammunition and the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance.

For more information on the Scholastic Steel Challenge and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @ScholasticSteel or @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find the Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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7:30 am - Tue, Oct 11, 2011

Steel Challenge Comes To Harvard, Mass.

HARVARD, Mass. - The Harvard Sportsmen’s Club announced they will host their first Steel Challenge Shooting Association sanctioned Steel Challenge speed shooting match, complete with all eight Steel Challenge stages, on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

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The popular Steel Challenge format offers a fun, yet challenging, competition structure that’s ideally suited for new as well as experienced shooters looking to expand their shooting sports experience. Shooters can compete in the match in a variety of categories including Open Pistol, Iron Sight Pistol, Production, Open Revolver, Iron Sight Revolver, Open Rimfire Pistol, Iron Sight Rimfire Pistol, Open Rimfire Rifle and Iron Sight Rimfire Rifle.

“We have had a great response from club members and local shooters to the announcement of our first official Steel Challenge match and, weather permitting, we are expecting 80 to 100 shooters to enter the match,” said match organizer Paul Dandini.

In addition to the strong response from shooters, the Harvard Steel Challenge has also garnered enthusiastic support from the firearms industry. Apex Tactical Specialties, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Brownells, DC Ammo, Ear Safety Systems, Evolution Gun Works, Inc., GT Targets, Lee Precision, Midway USA, Powder Valley, Pro Ears, Safailand, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Wesson, SureFire, Tactical Defense Solutions, Tactical Solutions, Taurus, The Shooting Wire, Trijicon, Volquarten Custom and Zero Bullet Company have all donated to a random drawing the match is offering to all competitors registered prior to the shooters’ meeting. “With the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships moving to Florida in 2012, there is a lot of interest in expanding the sport of speed shooting and the Harvard match is a great way for New England area shooters to experience the Steel Challenge first hand,” said Dave Thomas of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association.

For those interested in competing on November 5, the match fee will be $20, and just $10 for juniors not accompanied by an adult competitor. Registration will be on-site and will begin at 8:15am and shooters must be registered prior to the shooter’s meeting to be entered in the random prize drawing. Shooting is scheduled to begin at 9:00am. Additional information and match updates can be found on the NortheastShooters.com forum. To learn more about the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, or to become a member, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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10:36 am - Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Ithaca Gun Company Sponsors World Speed Shooting Championships

BURLINGTON, Wash. – Ithaca Gun Company, one of the best known names in premium shotguns, has been named a platinum sponsor of the 2011 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships taking place August 18-21 in Piru, Calif., it was announced by officials with the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA).

Ithaca Gun Company joins previously announced platinum sponsors the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Safariland, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson.

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“The name Ithaca is one of the most recognized, and historic, names in shotgun manufacturing. We’re proud to have them on board as a major sponsor of one of the shooting sports biggest events,” said Tammy Mowry, Steel Challenge sponsor coordinator.

Organized by SCSA, the national governing body for the sport of speed shooting, the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships bring together the fastest shooters from around the globe to compete in an all out race speed shooting race for the title of world’s fastest gun.

First held in 1981, the Steel Challenge celebrates its 30th anniversary and it’s final year in Golden State as the match moves to Florida in 2012. For more on the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find the Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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7:48 am - Mon, Aug 8, 2011

Ruger Supports 2011 Steel Challenge As Platinum Sponsor

BURLINGTON, Wash. – Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., one of the firearms industry’s leading manufactures, and best known brands, has stepped up its support for the 2011 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships, signing on as a platinum sponsor.

Ruger, which was a gold level sponsor in 2010, joins previously announced platinum sponsors the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, Safariland and Sig Sauer.

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“We are extremely proud to welcome back Ruger as a major sponsor of the Steel Challenge. Not only has Ruger demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the shooting sports, but its firearm are among the most popular of those used in the rimfire speed shooting competition,” said Tammy Mowry, Steel Challenge sponsor coordinator.

Organized by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), the national governing body for the sport of speed shooting, the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships brings together the fastest shooters from around the globe to compete in Piru, Calif. August 18-21. First held in 1981, the Steel Challenge celebrates its 30th anniversary and it’s final year in Golden State as the match moves to Florida in 2012.

Registration for the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships is open and slots are still available. Those interested in entering the match can find the competition schedule and match hotel information, as well as the match application, at www.SteelChallenge.com. For more on the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find the Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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7:24 am - Wed, Jul 20, 2011

Springfield Armory, Cheaper Than Dirt! and Vang Comp Systems Sponsor 2011 Steel Challenge

SEDRO-WOOLLEY – Officials with the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) announced that Springfield Armory, Cheaper Than Dirt! and Vang Comp Systems will be gold level sponsors of the 2011 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships which will take place August 18-21 in Piru, Calif.

Organized by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), the national governing body for the sport of speed shooting, the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships celebrates its 30th anniversary and it’s final year in Golden State as the match moves to Florida in 2012.

“This year we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the most important matches in pistol competition,” said Scott Moore, Steel Challenge sponsor relations. “Over the years the Steel Challenge has grown to prominence due to the generous support of sponsors like Springfield Armory, Cheaper Than Dirt! and Vang Comp Systems who are committed to expanding the shooting sports.” Springfield Armory, Cheaper Than Dirt! and Vang Comp Systems join industry leaders the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Safariland, Sig Sauer and Smith & Wesson as major sponsors for this year’s championships.

Registration for the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships is now open. Those interested in entering the match can find the competition schedule and match hotel info, as well as the match application, at www.SteelChallenge.com. For more information on the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find the Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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7:02 am - Tue, Jul 5, 2011

Steel Challenge Adds Sig Sauer As Platinum Sponsor

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – New Hampshire based firearms maker Sig Sauer, a prominent name in law enforcement and military small arms, as well as recreational and sporting guns, has once again signed on as a platinum sponsor of the 2011 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships.

Sig Sauer joins previously announced platinum sponsors the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Safariland. The company will be represented in competition by Max Michel, captain of the Sig Sauer shooting team, who is a three-time champion and hopes to be the first competitor in Steel Challenge history to log a fourth overall title win.

Sig Sauer joins previously announced platinum sponsors the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Safariland. The company will be represented in competition by Max Michel, captain of the Sig Sauer shooting team, who is a three-time champion and hopes to be the first competitor in Steel Challenge history to log a fourth overall title win.

“We’re proud to welcome back Sig Sauer as a major sponsor of the 2011 Steel Challenge,” said Scott Moore, Steel Challenge sponsor relations. “This year’s match marks an important milestone in Steel Challenge history as we celebrate 30 years of speed shooting. We also hope to record our first four-time World Speed Shooting Championships overall champion, and Team Sig’s Max Michel is one of two shooters in a position to make history this year.”

Organized by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), the national governing body for the sport of speed shooting, the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships will bring together the fastest shooters from around the globe to compete in Piru, Calif. August 18-21. First held in 1981, the Steel Challenge celebrates its 30th anniversary and it’s final year in Golden State as the match moves to Florida in 2012. Registration for the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships is now open. Those interested in entering the match can find the competition schedule and match hotel info, as well as the match application, at www.SteelChallenge.com. The deadline for the early registration discount is July 15.

For more information on the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find the Steel Challenge on Facebook.

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