For those of you interested in the possibility of competition sponsorship, Smith & Wesson has announced that it is accepting applications to its shooting team for the 2010-2011 season. Applications are only available online. - ERHARDT Team Smith & Wesson Opens Enrollment for New Shooters SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Corp., announced that the company is currently accepting applications for shooters interested in joining Team Smith & Wesson for the 2010-2011 competitive season. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2010, and recruitment is open to all shooters interested in becoming a part of a winning team. "Throughout the history of Smith & Wesson, the shooting sports have played an integral role in the foundation of the company and its products," said Tom Kelly, Vice President of Marketing for Smith & Wesson. "From legendary shooters such as Ed McGivern, who helped bring world-wide recognition to Smith & Wesson's line of target revolvers, to current day champions Doug Koenig and Jerry Miculek, who hold multiple national and world titles in semi-automatic pistol, revolver and 3-gun matches, the shooting sports have helped serve as the lifeblood of our industry. By becoming a member of Team Smith & Wesson, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills in matches across the country while serving as a representative to one of the largest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers in America." In order to accurately evaluate each applicant, Smith & Wesson has developed a cumulative point system to award sponsorships to prospective Team Members. Selection criteria includes but is not limited to match level, performance, experience and exposure. Applications are only available online through the Smith & Wesson website at www.champions.smith-wesson.com. Over the course of last year's season, the 20 members of Team Smith & Wesson won a total of 28 state, 31 regional, 9 national, 5 international and 18 world championship titles. "Over the last five years, I have had the unique opportunity to not only compete for but also help manage the Smith & Wesson shooting team," said Julie Goloski Golob, Captain of Team Smith & Wesson and Shooting Sports Consultant. "While serving in these two roles, I have been extremely fortunate to compete against some of the biggest names in the industry while at the same time working with them to help grow and promote the sport. Smith & Wesson has remained steadfast in their commitment to all of the different shooting disciplines and it has been a personal honor and privilege to compete for a company that holds both the shooting sports and its shooters in such high regard." For more information regarding Team Smith Wesson, including team member bios, match recaps and to access an application, please visit www.smith-wesson.com and click on the Champions Icon on the left side of the homepage.