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Small Framed Big Shots - Michael Iverson

Small Framed Big Shots
By: Jim Arnold
October 1, 2006

We all try to promote the shotgun sports at every opportunity. There is always a lot of interest in how our youth are doing. I have a great story to tell.

Dr. Ralph Everson has been a client of mine for 12 years. Dr. Everson is a Master Class shooter from Rockford, IL. He has been the Zone 5 champion several times, as well as, the Illinois State Champion several times including the 2006 IL State Champion. He has numerous other local, regional and national titles. I have had the opportunity to teach his son, Michael Everson for the past three years. Michael's profile is attached for your review. Michael has set a new record. At age 14 Michael went from E class to AA class in 13 months, shooting only 4200 registered targets to make AA. Five of those 13 months he spent off the circuit recovering from shoulder surgery. So, he did the deed in 8 months of shooting. He is already a couple of punches on his way to Master Class. Of further note, I am happy to report that Michael beat his Dad for the first time in a Boy Scout Fund Raiser held at the Upland Hunt Club in Davis Junction, IL. Dad shot a 91/100 and Michael topped him with a 93/100. In consoling his father, I told Dr. Everson that if you are going to be beat it is best to lose to a family member.

I am very proud of both of these clients. They are humble winners and would never boast on their own, I intend to do that for them. They are both good sports. Dr. Everson, even with his busy schedule, always finds time to help others in the sport. This will certainly make a good story for your magazine. I have attached a profile and a couple of pictures for your review and edit. Michael will be surprised and happy to see his name in lights. He deserves the attention because he has worked very hard anchoring these fantastic achievements. Mike and father, Ralph, have learned a lot about the sport. One of the most important things they have learned is how to shoot with relaxed intensity and have fun while performing to the best of their ability. Let's all wish this fine farther/son team only the best for future success. I expect you will hear more about them in the future.

Jim Arnold, NSCA III
Custom Shooting Sports, LLC
41 National Blvd.
Beaufort, SC 29907
[email protected]

Michael Everson, age 15 (currently), DOB 7-13-91
2284 Cairnwell Drive
Belevidere, IL 61008
Registered Shooter since 2003
Coached by Jim Arnold

Gun: K-80, 30 Bbls., Devault Industries 4-Way Adjustable, Briley Tubes, HIVIZ
Ammo: White Gold Paper 1oz., 7 1/2
Glasses: Hi Def Spex

Significant Record:
Won E Class Championship at Upland Hunt Club July 24, 2005
Won A Class 20 Ga. Championship at Zone 5, moving into AA August 27, 2006

Major wins:
2003 NSCA IL North Zone SJ Champion

2004 NSCA Miller Lite SJ Champion, RU E Class
2004 NSCA IL North Zone SJ Champion

2005 NSCA IL North Zone SJ Champion and E Class Champion
2005 NSCA U.P. Championship SJ Champion
2005 NSCA IL State 5 Stand E Class Champion

2006 NSCA IL North Zone SJ Champion
2006 NSCA Miller Lite SJ Champion, RU C Class
2006 NSCA IL State 28 Gauge SJ RU, A Class RU
2006 NSCA IL State .410 Bore SJ Champion
2006 NSCA IL State SJ Champion, RU A Class
2006 NSCA IL State 5 Stand SJ Champion, RU A Class
2006 NSCA Zone 5 20 Ga. Champion A Class
2006 NSCA Zone 5 28 Ga. RU A Class 2006 NSCA Zone 5 5 Stand SJ Champion

Past Spotlight Articles

Bob Davis
Dr. Ralph Everson
Small Framed Big Shots - Michael Iverson
Lyle R. Shear
David P Lauzen
Upland Hunt Club
Dave Long

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Jon Porter
JW Pulliam
Nick Clement
The Pennell Family - Doing it Right
Dale Randall
Lukas Metz
Richard Wickenhauser
Gary Fitzjarrel II - FLC Shooting Grounds
Joe Breskovich
Brandon Liefer

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