Annette Aysen Wins High Lady in Revolver Nationals
Randi Rogers Earns Top Lady Aggregate
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 14, 2015) — Team Smith & Wesson members earned multiple top place finishes at the 2015 Single Stack National Championships and 2015 Revolver National Championships held this past weekend in Barry, Illinois. Team member David Olhasso was awarded his first United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Revolver National Championship and was named the 1st Master Aggregate from the two combined events. Annette
Aysen continued her dominance in the Revolver Nationals and was named High Lady for the seventh time in her career. Fellow teammate Randi Rogers helped Smith & Wesson deliver a 1-2 sweep among the women in the Revolver Nationals by placing 2nd High Lady. She parlayed her performance with a 4th place Overall Lady finish in the Single Stack Nationals to claim the High Lady Aggregate trophy.
The prestigious, back-to-back national championships provided a unique opportunity for Team Smith & Wesson members to showcase their proficiency with both pistols and revolvers. Utilizing Smith & Wesson Performance Center® firearms, Team Smith & Wesson members outpaced a field of the industry’s top competitive shooters.
Leading Team Smith & Wesson members was this year’s Revolver National Champion and 1st Master Aggregate Champion David Olhasso. Competing with a Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 627, Olhasso won four out of the 14 stages of fire. In the Single Stack Nationals, Olhasso opted to use a Smith & Wesson 1911, finishing the match in 19th place. Olhasso’s combined performance in both events earned him the top spot as aggregate champion. With his first place finish in the Revolver Nationals, Olhasso has now earned national titles in USPSA, Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) and International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) matches as well as world titles in SCSA and International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts
(ICORE) events – – all while using Smith & Wesson branded firearms.
For the women, Annette Aysen
competed in this year’s Revolver Nationals using a Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 627. Aysen’s accuracy put her at the head of the women’s field and she finished the match with a final score of 67.99%. This win marks Aysen’s seventh High Lady Title at the USPA Revolver Nationals. Also competing in this year’s Revolver Nationals was first time participant Randi Rogers. Rogers competed with a Smith & Wesson Performance Center 929 and despite her limited experience in revolver-based competitions earned the 2nd Lady title providing the team with a one-two finish. Rogers also competed in the Single Stack Nationals using a Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911. Her 4th Overall Lady finish in the Single Stack Nationals combined with her performance in the Revolver Nationals earned Rogers the Ladies Aggregate trophy.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman™ Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.