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Escalon’s Rich Wolfe Wins Area 2 Revolver Title

Photo by Yamil Sued

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – Rich Wolfe of Escalon, Calif. is one of the top revolver shooters in the country, and this past weekend he proved why as he out-shot good friend, and one of Team Smith & Wesson top wheelgunners, John Bagakis of Livermore, Calif. to take the Revolver division title at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Area 2 Regional Handgun Championship.

Wolfe, who is sponsored by the Sierra Arms Corp., outpaced Bagakis by more than 49 points with his final winning score of 1163.0822. Bagakis, finished the match with 1113.6942.

Third place went to Patrick Hogue of Atascadero, Calif., with 950.2651 points. Bret Draughn of Peoria, Ariz. took fourth with 933.5697 and Dan Furbee, a senior shooter from Apache Junction, Ariz., finished fifth with 844.2848.

The USPSA Area 2 Championship was held at the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in Mesa, Ariz. and drew more than 370 top competition shooters. Area 2 is the Southwest region within USPSA, one of the eight shooting regions in the country, and is made up of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico but shooters from around the country attended.

To learn more about USPSA, or to become a member, visit USPSA.org, follow @USPSA_Shooting on Twitter or visit the Practical Shooting blog.

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