Stettmeier Dominates ESP At Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die

by Editor 22. October 2013 10:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With nine of 13 stage wins, including posting the fastest overall time on eight of them, Ed Stettmeier dominated the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship to win the Enhanced Service Pistol title.

Stettmeier, a Master level shooter, finished the match with a final time of 215.68 seconds with 38 points down. In addition to earning the ESP title he also collected High Industry honors.

“Ed’s was the standout performance of the match and he made what was a difficult course of fire for most look easy,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Second place and first Master went to Team Panteao’s Tom Yost who won one stage before posting a final time of 258.82 (49). Yost captured High Senior as well as the ESP title in the King of New England series.

Third place in the match went to Joe Linskey of team Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions who also won one stage finishing in 264.10 seconds. Linskey’s 26 points down earned him the match’s Most Accurate title. He also picked up the High Law Enforcement title.

Rounding out the top five were David Girardin with two stage wins and a final time of 266.31 (115), followed by Nick Bedio who finished first Expert with 281.56 (68).

Elsewhere in the division, Terrance Robertson, an ESP Master, won High Distinguished Senior with 308.85 (110). Lance Boehlke finished first Sharpshooter with 352.82 (108). The U.S. Coast Guard’s Chad Barber took home High Military honors with 413.18 (79) competing as a Sharpshooter. Pasquile Vitetta Jr. finished first Marksman with 442.25 (123). Sandy Lincoln, the division’s only Novice, finished with 929.97 (360).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

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Stettmeier Takes SSP Title At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:05
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HARVARD, Mass. – Ed Stettmeier of the Tactical Defense Solutions shooting team won seven of 12 stages and posted the fastest overall time on his way to winning the Stock Service Pistol title this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Ranked a Master level shooter in IDPA, Stettmeier not only posted the overall fastest time in the match, but also took top honors as the most accurate shooter in the competition after scoring just 21 points down. He outpaced his nearest competitor, David Dolio, by 14.56 seconds to finish with a final time of 205.88.

“Ed is one of the young up-and-coming shooters within IDPA and his outstanding performance this weekend at the New England Regional proves why he's one to watch in our sport,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second overall in both the match and the division was Dolio with 68 points down and a final time of 220.44 to take first Master honors. Tom Yost of the Panteao Productions shooting team finished second Master with 234.51 and 47 points down, which also eared him the event's High Senior title.

Third Master went to Michael Masselli with 253.55 and 64 points down, while David Bold claimed fourth Master with 254.86 and 57 points down, and Hanwei Hsieh took fifth Master with 261.09 and 78 points down.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, William Richards finished first Expert with 294.13 (83), David Lin finished first Sharpshooter with 294.96 (66), and James McColgan III took first Marksman with 370.26 (135).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit

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