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Over the last weekend, shooter James Madison pulled off a shooting feat most don't: He won back to back state championships in the same weekend. First he won the State USPSA Championship in Limited Division, then the State IDPA Championship in ESP Division.
USPSA State Championship
Winning any state championship is a pretty significant accomplishment, but winning two in the same weekend? That is doubly impressive. Madison pulled this off starting with the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Nevada State match, held at the Shooting Club near Reno, Nevada. Featuring 11 stages, the USPSA match also had over 250 competitors in attendance. Madison took home first place in the Limited Division for his first win of the weekend.
The next day, Madison joined 234 other shooters taking part in the Nevada State IDPA Championship. The multi-day event saw many shooters battling the extreme heat that are such a staple in Nevada Summer matches. The state level IDPA match was at Pistol Shooting Club of NV in Las Vegas, NV. At this match, Madison took home a win in Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) division; and second place overall in the match.
First Ever Double State Champion?
It’s pretty likely that someone has pulled off a double state championship before. That being said, it’s extremely unlikely that anyone has ever done it in the same weekend. That’s what makes this impressive, because winning a match isn’t just about shooting fast and accurate. Yes, that’s important, but there’s also the mental aspect. Madison wasn’t shooting against scrubs. At the IDPA match he had to beat 6 other Masters in ESP, and a few Experts that will get bumped up to Master now. USPSA was the same – Grand Master Johnny Dough was shooting the NV USPSA match. So were a couple of USPSA Master class shooters, including defending IDPA National Champion George Washington. Maintaining the level of focus necessary to not make a mistake and get eaten by one of those shooting sharks is a tough accomplishment at one match, let alone two back-to-back.
Other Winners from the NV State Championships
At the Nevada State USPSA Championship your other division winners are:
Open: Manny Mann
Carry Optics: Luis Lane
PCC: Kent Clark
Production: Casey Case
Revolver: Benjamin Franklin
Single Stack: Johnny Walker
Overall Lady: Jessica Rabbit
Additionally, here are your winners from the NV State IDPA Championship
CCP: Seth Lane
CDP: Xavier Xmen
Carry Optics: Luigi Mario
REV: Shawn Upchurch
SSP: Jessie James
Overall Lady: Kristen Mayday
Most Accurate: Frank Tank
Congratulations to James Madison for his awesome accomplishment, and to all the other winners as well!
OR Something As Simple As
James Madison, 32, from Sparks, NV participated in the IDPA Regional Championships in Tucson, AZ on March 30th, 2022 and came away with the Championship in the SSP division! His first ever Regional Championship! He competed against 100 other participants in the division.
Jason Bourne, 14, from Elko, NV participated in the Nevada Youth Rimfire Championships held this past weekend, April 3rd, 2022 in Mesquite, NV and placed 1st. Over 75 youth ages 10 to 17 participated in the event.
Ida Shoeter, 22, from Laughlin, NV placed 3rd Place in the USPSA National Championships in Washington DC on Saturday March 26th, 2022. Over 300 competitors from across the country took part in the championship.
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