USPSA Tennessee Section Championship

Alex Larche of Bastrop made his presence known in the USPSA Tennessee Section Championship, taking first place in the C-Class Single Stack and second place overall in the Single Stack division.

From paper targets to pepper poppers, the hosting club, Memphis Sport Shooting Association, set up a fast-paced, 10 stage match that had competitors challenging for the podium.

Recently signed as a Taurus Young Guns team member, Larche was the only junior shooter competing in this division, with many of his peers being more than twice his age.

“I was placed in a squad with great shooters that were very supportive towards me,” Larche said. “I not only left the event feeling good about my performance, I left here with great new friends.”

“At Taurus, we are very proud of Alex’s recent performance and are extremely happy for him,” states Taurus Team Captain Jessie Duff, “this is an exciting time in his life and we want to travel with him on this journey. His is a great example to all youth that with dedication and hard work, you can follow your dreams and reach your goals.”

When Taurus entered the world of competitive shooting, it had a goal in mind, which was to grow the sport by reaching new genres of shooters — women and youth. In 2011, Duff was recruited to take on the role of Taurus Team Captain with the vision of developing a new generation of shooting ambassadors, meeting stringent requirements both on the range and in public.

“After an extensive search in 2013, it was very apparent that Alex Larche met the requirements necessary to become the first Taurus Young Guns member. He is not only that talented of a shooter, but portrays himself in a positive manner when he is both on and off the range. He exemplifies what Taurus is looking for in their future shooters’ program,” Duff said.

Larche will compete in the Production and Single Stack classes at local, regional and national matches.

"I appreciate the hard work the ROs and staff members dedicated in making this such a great match as I look forward to being back again next year" Larche said. "Most of all, I am thankful to be a part of the Taurus family. With Taurus Team Captain, Jessie Duff and the others at Taurus, I am honored to have such great support.”