This is an official press release from USPSA. Walsh Holds Off Carmoney For Summer Blast Revolver Win Sedro-Woolley, WA — For the last two years at the Summer Blast, one of the major matches on the United States Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) calendar, Cliff Walsh of St. Petersburg, Florida, has found himself trailing Mike Carmoney of Mitchellville, Iowa. In 2006 he finished third and in 2007 he finished second. But this year would be a whole other story for Walsh. “Cliff has been working his way up to first place in the Revolver Division and this was his year,” said Larry Houck, match director of the Summer Blast. “A lot of us watched this match closely knowing how tight it has been between these two shooters and the question was whether or not Mike could defend his title from last year. Cliff answered it for us by shooting a great match.” Walsh won the match by more than 53 match points on the strength of six stage wins on his way to a score of 1231.1778. Carmoney won the remaining four stages but fell short of first place shooting 1177.7955. Chad Rausch of Powell, Pennsylvania, who took first at the Area 8 Championships and second at Area 5, finished third with a score of 1045.7416. Robert Perdue of Falling Waters, West Virginia, claimed fourth shooting 1012.3146 while Patrick Scott of Stockport, Ohio, the Area 5 Revolver winner, finished fifth with 999.8263. The USPSA Summer Blast charity pistol match was held July 10-13 at the York Izaak Walton League in Dallastown, Pennsylvania. Since its inception, the match has raised over $15,000 for local charities. A total of 331 top shooters, a record number, competed this year for titles in USPSA’s Open, Limited, Limited-10, Production, Revolver and Single Stack divisions. – 30 – About USPSA: The United States Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association affiliated with the International Practical Shooting Confederation (I.P.S.C.), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. USPSA’s now 17,000+ members and 350 affiliated clubs make it the largest and fastest growing Practical Shooting sport. For more information visit www.uspsa.org.