Brandon Wright Repeats As ESP Champ At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 09:43
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the second year in a row, Brandon Wright of Team ITI captured the Enhanced Service Pistol title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Wright outpaced his nearest competitor, Nils Jonasson, by 10.11 seconds, winning six of the 13 stages to finish with a final time of 164.51 with 38 points down. Overall in the match Wright placed second just 2.92 seconds behind.

“This was another great match for Brandon who continues to assert his dominance in the ESP division. The Smith & Wesson Indoor National Championship is always a very technically challenging match but Brandon made it look easy,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to Blade-Tech’s Nils Jonasson who finished as the first Master with 174.62 (63). Team Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell finished third with 190.06 (78) while Team Armscor’s Mike Seeklander placed fourth and won High Military honors with 191.88 (76). Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen rounded out the top five with his final time of 199.92 (103).

Elsewhere within the ESP division Clint Bowen claimed first Expert with 212.67 (88). James Martino won High Senior with 225.47 (89). Brian Daku took first Sharpshooter with 254.55 (111). The match’s High Distinguished Senior was Joseph Kulin with 336.70 (162). Corey Beaudreau won High Marksman with 369.43 (154).

The 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 20-22 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters from across the country and outside the U.S. Full results are available online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

 

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Team ITI’s Brandon Wright Wins IDPA ESP National Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:05
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TULSA, Okla. – Team ITI’s Brandon Wright claimed the national Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Ranked a Distinguished Master in IDPA, Wright finished the match in 225.69 seconds, the second fastest overall time in the competition, while shooting only 51 points down.

“After winning the ESP title at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals earlier this year, Brandon is putting shooters on notice that if they want the trophy they’ll have to get past him to collect it,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Coming in second place behind Wright was fellow Team ITI member Morgan Allen who took first Master with 241.85 (62). Matt Mink, the CZ-USA shooter and defending champion, placed third with 246.69 (27). Wilson Combat’s Eric Fuson, second Master, finished fourth with 253.08 (36) followed by A.J. Stuart, third Master, with 255.70 (55).

Elsewhere in the division, Andrew Steele won first Expert, and took home the High Veteran award, with his 290.23 (66) finish. Jim Bone claimed first Sharpshooter with 349.12 (63), while Randy Smith finished first Marksman with 343.53 (84).

Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela won the High International title finishing eighth overall in the division with 277.12 (45). 15-Year-old Ashley Rheuark won High Junior and finished second among all women competing with her time of 327.89 seconds and 61 points down. John Strayer captured the High Press title with 320.93 (44).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Brandon Wright Captures SSP Title At Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 28. May 2013 07:21
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas – One of the top IDPA shooters in the world, Brandon Wright of Team ITI, captured the Stock Service Pistol division title this Memorial Day weekend at the Lone Star State’s premier IDPA competition, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Wright won five of 10 stages within the division, with two of those stage wins topping the entire field of over 200 competitors, and edged out his nearest competitor by 3.49 seconds with his final time of 152.01 seconds. Wright finished the match with 24 points down.

“Brandon is one of IDPA’s strongest competitors and with national and state titles to his credit, ranked among the very best in the sport. His performance this weekend at the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship shows once again why he’s such a formidable competitor on the range,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in SSP went to Chris Keller who took first Master with at time of 155.50 seconds and 28 points down. Keller also had five stage wins with two recorded as overall wins. Jeff Holthus finished third as second Master with 189.23 (18), followed by Karl Bergman who claimed third Master with 193.99 (66). Finishing fifth overall was Bill Go of ACADEMI whose final 198.45 seconds with 20 points down earned him both fourth Master as well as the High Senior title.

Elsewhere in the division, Arnold Brown finished first Expert and High Law Enforcement with 203.86 (34). Adam Sills won first Sharpshooter with 229.27 (36) while Clark Coneby captured first Marksman and High Junior with 220.20 (38). Braden Bergman, a Novice class competitor, finished with 392.33 (109). Charla Scott, an Expert class shooter, won the High Lady title with 287.24 (55), and Pedro Chapa, a Marksman, took home High Military with 328.73 (71).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Republic of Texas Championship was held at the ImpactZone Range in Hempstead and drew top shooters from throughout Texas and across the United States.

The match received strong industry support with sponsorship from ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment, Brian Enos, Competitive Concealment, CrossBreed Holsters, Cypress Firearms, Dillon Precision, Don’s Guide Rods, GLC Shooting Academy, GlockTriggers.com, Grip Reductions, Hi-Viz Shooting Systems, Starline Brass, Target Acquired, and title sponsor Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Brandon Wright Takes ESP Title At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:05
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Brandon Wright, captain of the International Training, Inc. shooting team (Team ITI), captured the Enhanced Service Pistol title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship this past weekend.

Wright outpaced his nearest competitor, James McGinty, by 11.61 seconds, winning six of the 12 stages to finish with a final time of 166.01 with 34 points down.

“Brandon put in a dominating performance this year at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, finishing with the second best time of any shooter in any division. With his win this past Saturday IDPA congratulates Brandon on becoming IDPA’s newest Distinguished Master,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to McGinty, one of IDPA’s Distinguished Masters, who finished with a final time of 177.62 (59). Third place overall in the division went to Wright’s fellow Team ITI teammate, and Team RangeLog member, Morgan Allen who took first Master with three stage wins and a time of 182.35 (53). Team Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell took second Master with 185.30 (51), followed by Scott Warren of Warren Tactical Sights who took third Master as well as the overall title of High Senior with 200.08 (76), and Team RangeLog’s Ravin Perry finishing fourth Master with 202.96 (111).

Elsewhere within the ESP division Eric Phinney took first Expert with 204.94 (63) which moves him up to Master class. Timothy Smith finished first Sharpshooter with 263.52 (81) to move him up to Expert while Jimmy McColgan claimed first Marksman 287.73 (93) and will move up to Sharpshooter. Cindy Bowser took top lady within ESP, finishing third among all women with 263.27 (84). Dan Smith won the High Distinguished Senior title with 276.09 (98). The coveted title of Most Accurate went to Venezuela’s Juan Carlos Gonzalez Valdez 205.52 (31).

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on

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Wright Wins 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup Enhanced Service Pistol Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:15
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OXFORD, N.C. – Brandon Wright, captain of the International Training, Inc. shooting team (Team ITI), won eight of 16 stages at the 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C. to win the Enhanced Service Pistol title.

Wright, who finished second overall among all shooters in all divisions, outpaced his nearest competitor in the ESP division’s Master class, Ravin Perry of Team RangeLog, by 9.5 points, to take the title with his final score of 207.84.

“Brandon shot an outstanding match, putting in a solid performance across a very difficult course of fire on his way to taking the ESP division title and placing second overall,” noted Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

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Perry, who took top honors on one stage, finished first Master with 217.34. Team Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell placed second Master with two stage wins and a final score of 221.55. Team ITI’s Morgan Allen finished third Master with four stage wins and a score of 223.38. Rounding out the top five was Scott Warren with one stage win and a score of 231.79 to take fourth Master.

Costa Rica’s Miguel Gamboa, who finished fifth Master and seventh overall in the division, took home the High International title with 236.80.

Elsewhere in the division, Russell Poole, III was the first Expert with 233.81, followed by Noah Teal claiming the first Sharpshooter title with 297.26, and Michael Haskin winning ESP’s first Marksman award with 374.38.

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The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

The International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition, which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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