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NRA crowns 54th annual National Police Shooting Championships winners

NRA crowns 54th annual National Police Shooting Championships winners

The 54th annual NRA National Police Shooting Championships took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico Sept. 17-21, 2016, uniting law enforcement professionals from across the country to engage in the ultimate test of personal and team firearm skills for police.

The NPSC was designed to encourage officers to practice and enhance their firearm skills via competition. By using NRA-standardized law enforcement courses of fire, officers can assess their skill levels while departments evaluate the effectiveness of their training programs in practice. 

The championships are open to public and private law enforcement members and select law enforcement members of the U.S. military. Unlike a lottery or qualification-driven match, all eligible officers are welcome to participate in the NPSC.

Changes to the format of the competition this year included allowing shooters to compete in both the Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol and Open Class Revolver Championships, the reinstatement of the Open Class 3000 Championship Aggregate comprised of the individual’s Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol score and Open Class Revolver score, and the recognition of the winner of the NPSC Open Class 3000 Championship as the NPSC National Champion.


Robert Vadasz of the U.S. Border Patrol, seen here in 2015, repeated as the 2016 NRA National Police Shooting Championships National Champion, his eighth time winning the competition. (Photo courtesy/Shooting Sports USA)

The NPSC’s storied history began in 1962 with the inaugural National Police Revolver Championships, held in Bloomington, Indiana, won by Columbus, Ohio police officer Larry Mead. The championships took their current name in 1989, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. 

The NRA thanks the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department for hosting this year’s NPSC and for their tireless support, without which the competition would not be possible.

This year’s NPSC winners are:

Open Class 3000 Championship Aggregate Winners
2016 NRA National Police Shooting Championships National Champion
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 2976-221X

High International Champion
Johann Wizofsky | Germany
Score: 2946-164X 

High Woman National Champion
Stefanie Diaz | Los Angeles (California) Police Department
Score: 2967-163X

Second Place
Tony Simmons | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 2974-198X

Third Place
Doug Peoble | Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Department
Score: 2974-187X

Distinguished Revolver Match 17
First Place
Sean Vazquez | Department of Homeland Security Investigations
Score: 592-26X

Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Match 18
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 5978-40X

The President’s Match, Match 19
First Place Aggregate
Sean Vazquez | Department of Homeland Security Investigations
Score: 1184-68X 

Stock Service Revolver Match 7
First Place
Jerry Eason | Sacramento County (California) Sheriff’s Department
Score: 479-38X 

Stock Service Semi-Automatic Pistol Match 14
First Place
Jason Crawford | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 480-33X

High International Shooter
Johann Wizofsky | Germany
Score: 476-27X 

High Woman Shooter
Stefanie Diaz | Los Angeles (California) Police Department
Score: 479-39X

Production Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship Match 23
First Place
William Schuck | Department of Homeland Security Investigations
Score: 477-30X 

High International Shooter
Ralf Herbst | Germany
Score: 469-29X 

High Woman Shooter
Araceli Woods | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 466-23X

Off-Duty Sidearm Match 15
First Place
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 480-37X

Open Class Revolver 1500 Series

Match 1
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 240-24X 

Match 2
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 180-16X 

Match 3
Winner
Thomas Luna | Los Angeles (California) Police Department
Score: 237-6X 

Match 4
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 240-23X 

Match 5
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 597-43X

Open Class Revolver Championship Aggregate Match 6
Champion
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 1490-118X 

High Woman
Stefanie Diaz | Los Angeles (California) Police Department
Score: 1488-91X 

Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol Series 

Match 8
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 240-24X

Match 9
Winner
Ben Morrow | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 180-18X

Match 10
Winner
Michael Dowd | Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife
Score: 239-15X 

Match 11
Winner
Robert Vadasz | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 240-19X

Match 12
Winner
Jesse King | Charleston County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office
Score: 597-36X 

Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship
Champion
Doug Peoble | Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Department
Score: 1490-99X

High Woman
Stefanie Diaz | Los Angeles (California) Police Department
Score: 1479-72X

NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Match 20
Champion
Andrew Signell | U.S. Border Patrol
Score: 549-3X

Team Champions

Four-Officer Open Class Revolver Championship
Winners
U.S. Border Patrol Team Blue
Ben Morrow, Jason Crawford, Arturo Velez & Brett Sullivan
Score: 2358-132X 

Two-Officer Open Class Revolver Championship
Winners
U.S. Border Patrol Team Green
Robert Vadasz & Tony Sullivan
Score: 1189-76X

Four-Officer Open Class Semi-Automatic Championship
Winners
U.S. Border Patrol Team Gold
Brett Sullivan, Andrew Signell, Adam Kovatch & Shawn Becker
Score: 2362-136X

Two-Officer Open Class Semi-Automatic Championship
Winners
U.S. Border Patrol Team Green
Tony Simmons & Robert Vadasz
Score: 1187-72X

Four-Officer Stock Semi-Automatic Championship
Winners
Los Angeles (California) Police Department Team One
Thomas Luna, Paul Shumway, Jack Sun & Steven Embrich
Score: 1910-141X

Two-Officer Stock Semi-Automatic Championship
Winners
U.S. Border Patrol Team Green
Jason Crawford & Tony Simmons
Score: 955-74X

Four-Officer Production Semi-Automatic Championship
Winners
Immigrations & Customs Enforcement Team Blue
Robert Shiflett, William Schuck, Arlo Arcinas & Shawn Vazquez
Score: 1901-118X 

Two-Officer Production Semi-Automatic Championship
Winners
U.S. Border Patrol Team Green
Joey De Leon & Brian Reilly
Score: 932-48X

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