2012 Steel Challenge World Speed Championship

November 16, 2012

Team Hornady® Finishes Season at 2012 Steel Challenge World Speed Championship

Team Hornady® members Max Michel and Jessie Duff shot Hornady® 115 grain XTP® bullets at the 2012 Steel Challenge World Speed Championship, November 1 - 4, 2012, at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostpoof, Florida. The match attracted over 150 competitors from seven countries and 25 states.

Five-time World Speed Champion, Jessie Duff, (above) shot Hornady® 9mm 115 grain XTP® bullets in her pistol to win the Ladies Limited, Ladies Open, and Ladies Steel Master titles. Winning six of the eight stages, Duff said, "Speed and accuracy are the name of the game for steel, and with Hornady XTPs, I'm always covered for accuracy. I was blessed to have a successful year with Hornady alongside me, and look forward to many more seasons to come."

Duff also weighed in on the new venue. "I was apprehensive about the match moving locations since there was so much history in California," she said, "but I believe it was a welcome change. And it was nice to see a major championship on the east coast!"

Max MichelMax Michel (right) shot Hornady® 9mm 115-grain XTP® bullets in his pistol, winning three of the eight stages for a second place finish in the Open Division. Michel, who is known for his speed and clean footwork, relies on ammo that lets him to do his job. "Hornady 115 grain XTP bullets deliver the power and accuracy I need when shooting steel," he said, "so I can focus on other things."

Michel approves of the match's new location, which moved from Piru, California to Frostproof, Florida. "I think the new venue shows promise for involving new and younger shooters," he said. "I'm happy to promote the sport and watch attendance grow."

Match Director, Phil Strader, agreed. "Florida has a very active shooting culture," Strader said, "and Universal Shooting Academy was ideal for allowing the competitors to stay in one place from practice, side matches and to the main venue itself. I'm looking forward to the continued growth in attendance."