BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Among the 300-plus shooters competing for the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship this September will be a select group of women from the fast growing national women’s program, A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League.
A Girl & A Gun is the ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 2,500 members in 67 chapters across 23 states, making it the fastest growing women's shooting organization.
In partnership with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), A Girl & A Gun held an introductory IDPA postal competition for its members with 12 women randomly selected to represent the organization at IDPA’s 2014 U.S. National Championship being held September 9-13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The all-ladies squad of AG&AG members will be coached through the match by Team Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers, the reigning Women’s National Champion.
“I have been in the IDPA family for eight years and A Girl and A Gun was created as a resource to share my love of the shooting sports with as many women as possible. To sponsor the first all-ladies squad gives me a huge sense of accomplishment and pride,” said Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun.
Representing A Girl & A Gun in the 2014 IDPA U.S. Nationals will be Andrea Lawrence of Missouri, Heidi Darst, Robin Keating, Victoria Kogan, Memarie Lawrence, Tina Maldonado, Christy Ross and Ashley West of Texas, Jennie Van Tuyl and Tiffany Venters of Washington and Renee Krawiec and Wendy Troutman of Wyoming.
"IDPA embraces different organizations to form symbiotic relationships. When A Girl & A Gun Founder Julianna Crowder approached me with the idea of exposing her organization to IDPA, I thought it was a great way to introduce the sport to more women and I hope that we can develop more relationships like this one,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.
For more information on A Girl & A Gun, or to find a club near you, visit www.AGirlAndAGunClub.com. For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.
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