Frostproof, FL (July 17, 2011) – Jessie Abbate won the Open Title at the 2011 Pro-Am event held at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida . This marks Abbate’s 11th title of the shooting season. Abbate also won the Overall Amateur – a title that will place her in the very elite Pro class next year. Abbate will be the first woman to enter that class in 2012.
The Pro-Am is a steel match with a simple scoring system. The raw score is the number of targets down on a stage after the competitor has fired the last shot. The stage score is the raw score minus any applicable penalties. The match score is the combined total of all stages. In the Limited Division, Abbate shot a score of 196 – good enough for to take second place in the women’s category. In the Open Division, she shot a score of 205 – good for the overall championship.
Abbate spoke highly of the match, the range, and the organization of the event. “This is great fun in a competitive atmosphere, “ said Abbate. “I always enjoy shooting but this match is a little different. I love the excitement at the match and the challenging stages. “ Abbate returned to the match this year as the defending women’s champion from 2010.
Abbate’s career shooting resume includes (unless noted, all championships are Women’s titles) World Speed Shooting Championships (Steel Challenge) in 2007, 2008 (Ladies Limited only), 2009 and Limited and Steel Master titles in 2010. USPSA Production National Championships in 2007, USPSA Limited and Limited 10 Championships in 2008, USPSA Production and Limited Championships in 2009, and USPSA Limited Championship in 2011; a Pro-Am Championship in both Limited and Open in 2009 and 2010, Pro-Am Championship in Open in 2011; Steel Challenge National titles in Limited, .22 Open and Open in 2007, Steel Challenge Nationals Limited Champion and Lady Steel Master in 2008, Steel Challenge National s .22 Open Champion, Limited, Open and Steel Master in 2009 and 2010, and Limited, Open and Steel Master in 2011; National Action Pistol Championship (Bianchi Cup) in 2010 and 2011; USPSA MultiGun Tactical Division titles in 2007 and 2008; Western 3 Gun World Cup titles in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; and numerous USPSA Area championships and titles in Single Action Shooting.
JESSIE ABBATE’S EQUIPMENT LIST:
Abbate’s optical sight is from Leupold – optics that are renowned for their unchallenged ruggedness, absolute waterproof integrity, and their vastly superior optical quality
Abbate’s Bullets are from Hornady – maker of the finest bullets available
Abbate’s practice targets are from GT Targets – where you will not find a higher quality or more reasonably priced stand anywhere. If it breaks, GT will fix or replace it free.
Abbate’s ammunition is from Atlanta Arms and Ammo