SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — Team Glock’s Randi Rogers won all but two stages to take the Lady’s Production division title at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) 2010 TechWear USA Area 8 Regional Handgun Championship this past weekend at the Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Rogers, who holds the rank of Master in the Production division, the second highest skill level in the sport of practical shooting, took the lead on the first stage and held it through all 10. The Smyrna, Ga. shooter finished the match with a final score of 777.8610, outpacing her nearest competitor, Tori Nonaka of Woodbridge, Va., by more than 81 points.
“Randi moved up to Master earlier this year and her performance at the Area 8 match shows why she’s one of the top women shooting in the sport today,” said Michael Voigt, president of the U.S. Practical Shooting Association.
Nonaka, who is a junior, won two stages to finish with a final score of 696.6233. Cindi Thomas of Lexington Park, Md. claimed third with a score of 517.4270.
Rounding out the top five were Laura Torres-Reyes of Thurmont, Md. and Sharon Burwell of Duncansville, Pa. finishing fourth and fifth with 435.0203 and 379.2736 respectively.
Elsewhere in the Production division standings, Rogers’ Glock teammate Dave Sevigny took the overall Production title for the fourth year in a row his winning score of 1103.5862.
Nevitt Morton of Ruther Glen, Va. claimed the Junior title and finished 13th overall with a score of 778.7580.
Another Master, Bruce Wallace of Jacksonville, Fla. finished in 20th place as the top senior with his final score of 700.7860 points.
The TechWear USA Area 8 Championship drew 278 top competition shooters. It is one of the eight USPSA shooting regions in the country and is made up of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The run-and-gun sport of practical shooting was formally established in 1976 but traces its roots back to the 1950’s and the quick draw “leather slap” competitions that grew out of America’s love affair with the TV westerns of that era.
Today the sport represents the upper echelon of the shooting sports with many of its top shooters actively training law enforcement and military units on shooting techniques and equipment developed in competition.
The next major pistol competition on the USPSA calendar is the 2010 USPSA Handgun National Championships scheduled for October 8 through 16 in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit USPSA.org or follow @USPSA_Shooting on Twitter.