10 state shooters compete in Nationals 15 Sep 11

Ten of the the top Minnesota shooters in the sport of practical shooting will converge on Las Vegas to compete in the 2011 STI USPSA National Handgun Championships. Competing for the coveted title of National Champion will be local top gun­s Christopher Tucker of Albertville, Michael Westberg of Isanti, Larry Sitter of Owatonna, Matt Pitel of Rogers, Frank Skog of Shoreview, Robert Mills of St. Cloud, Paul Duncombe of St. Michael, Leslie Hammond of Stillwater, Steven Zerwas of Wyoming, and David Kralovetz of New Richmond.­ In all, 45 states and six foreign nations will be represented at the competition which is organized by the U.S. Practical Shooting Association, the 20,000 strong member organization that is the national governing body for the sport of practical shooting. The 2011 STI USPSA National Handgun Championships take place starting tomorrow (Sept. 16) at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club in Las Vegas, Nev.