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									Media Release from the Utah Precision Marksmanship Society

For Immediate Release to All Media - 5 June 2005

Aspiring and Former U.S. Olympians Duel at Southwest Regional Pistol

SALT LAKE CITY- An aspiring U.S. Olympian went toe-to-toe with a former U.S.
Olympic shooter and came away the victor in the Southwest Regional
International Pistol Championships contested last weekend at the University
of Utah.

U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete, Cody Maxwell, 23, of Woodland
Park, Colorado, battled with 1968 US Olympic team member Arnie Vitarbo, 69,
of Cedar City, Utah, for the coveted rapid fire pistol title. When the smoke
finally cleared, it was Maxwell, currently a U.S. National Pistol Team
member in this event besting the veteran Vitarbo by 14 points, posting 556
of a possible 600. Maxwell also went on to win the standard pistol event
with an identical score of 556.

Scott Engen brought home top honors in both the air pistol match with a 552
and the centerfire event with a 559. Retired surgeon Rob Moseley remained
atop the leader board in free pistol with a 492, while first team
All-American Ashley Davis of the nationally-ranked Shootin' Utes pistol team
posted a 536 to win the women's sport pistol event.

The regional championship was officially sanctioned by USA Shooting, the
national governing body of Olympic shooting in this country, and served as a
qualifying match for invitations to the 2005 U.S. National Championships,
scheduled for Ft. Benning, Georgia, later this month. The event was hosted
by the Utah Precision Marksmanship Society of Salt Lake City.

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