HILLSDALE, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Two members of the Hillsdale College Action Shooting Team competed in the World Speed Shooting Championship in Talladega, Alabama. Gregory Clement received the Steel Master Award, and Zechariah Steiger placed seventh overall.

The competition is hosted by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), sponsored by Palmetto State Armory, and governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA). It features eight standardized stages with small, large, and rectangular steel targets. The winner is determined by their overall completion time.

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Clement competed in the limited division in the unclassified class, earning a score of 95.05 seconds and second place; the carry optics division as a grand master, earning a score of 91.52 seconds and fourth place; and the rim fire pistol optics division as a grand master, earning a score of 71.69 seconds and eleventh place. With an overall score of 258.26 seconds, Clement received the Steel Master Award, which is given to the competitor with the lowest aggregate score in three completed match times. Steiger shot in the production division in B class and received a total score of 120.15 seconds, placing seventh overall.

Hillsdale’s Action Shooting Team, first established as a club in 2017, has seen increasing success and took home prizes from two consecutive national championships.

“The consistent hard work and dedication this team puts forth both at home and at matches is remarkable,” said Adam Burlew, coach of the Hillsdale Action Shooting Team. “The World Speed Shooting Championship was a great experience.”