Team SIG member, Lena Miculek, was named the Ladies Division Champion at the 2017 Starlight 3-Gun Championship. Held at the Copper Head Creek Gun Club in Marble Falls, Texas, Miculek successfully defended her 2016 High Lady title and earned a $15,000 payday as the top female competitor.
During the two-night event, which required competitors to take on seven courses of fire completely in the dark, Miculek relied on her SIG SAUER M400® rifle and P320® pistol to complete the match. Challenged by intricate course layouts that required the use of lasers, lights and optics, Miculek faced a field of top-flight competitors and ever-changing weather conditions en route to her back-to-back division championship.
“It’s a great feeling to win the Women’s Division Championship, especially when you consider the extreme weather and the talented field of female shooters who competed this year,” said Lena Miculek. “Shooting in the dark is so completely different and there are so many new variables such as rifle smoke, that play a big part in acquiring that perfect sight picture. To me, the key is all about staying patient and not going so quick that you lose focus. That part is especially hard, as I’m always trying to go as fast as possible at all times.”
In the race for the High Lady title, Miculek was able to out-pace second place finisher Ashley Rheuark, as she competed in a squad of top female competitors which included Becky Yackley, Sky Killian and Lanny Barnes. Miculek finished the match in 14th place overall, out shooting some of the biggest names in the 3-Gun community.
“This year’s Starlight 3-Gun Championship did not disappoint,” said Miculek. “Not only was I able to compete with a group of ladies whom I respect and admire, but running around in the dark with lights, lasers and red-dot sights just never gets old. I look forward to coming back next year and doing it all again.”
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