BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Bob Vogel, the top shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association, extended his win streak at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend by collecting the Stock Service Pistol division title for the eighth straight year.
Vogel won five of the 13 stages in the competition on his way to posting the fastest overall time of 181.15 seconds with just 32 points down. In addition to winning the SSP division, the Distinguished Master won the High Industry title.
“Bob is an unbelievable competitor with incredible shooting skills,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Watching Bob shoot is to watch him put on a clinic, and at the same time a very humbling experience for those of us who can only dream of competing at that level.”
Finishing second behind Vogel was Ed Stettmeier who finished as the division’s first Master, and third overall, with a final time of 211.39 seconds with 70 points down. Mason Lane, the High Junior and the championship’s most accurate competitor, placed third in SSP and eighth overall with 228.26 and 31 points down. Rounding out the top five were James Meyers who took High Law Enforcement with 237.12 (49) and Derek Zevada with 237.30 (82).
Elsewhere in the SSP division, Randi Rogers won the High Lady title with 247.46 (75). Ben West claimed first Master with 268.21 (74) while Anthony Spinelli took first Sharpshooter with 272.27 (69) and Joshua Bresett finished first Marksman with 328.35 (124).
Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.
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