Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Takes Carolina Cup ESP Title

by Editor 23. June 2014 15:06
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HOUSTON, Texas – With seven division stage wins and the second fastest overall time, Comp-Tac Victory Gear's Gordon Carrell took the Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the Carolina Cup IDPA Championship. This marks the fourth time in the past seven years Carrell has won a division title.

Held in Oxford, N.C., the Carolina Cup drew 331 top IDPA shooters including 89 competing in the ESP division where Carrell finished with a final time of 208.58, more than 34 seconds faster than his nearest competitor.

“The Carolina Cup is one of IDPA’s most challenging matches and always draws a number of the country’s best shooters. It’s gratifying to come out of such a difficult match, against a very competitive field, with the title win,” said Carrell, who in addition to competing for Team Comp-Tac is the General Manager at Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Carrell won the match firing a Smith & Wesson M&P Pro 9mm pistol, featuring Apex parts and outfitted with Warren sights, from a Comp-Tac International holster with Twin Paddle pouch on a Comp-Tac Belt. For concealment he used a custom vest from Armadillo Concealment. In addition to Comp-Tac, Carrell is sponsored and supported by Smith & Wesson, Apex Tactical Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Armadillo Concealment, GLC Shooting Academy and Sportsman’s Outlet.

Also representing Comp-Tac in the match was fellow Comp-Tac team shooter Randi Rogers who placed fourth Master and fifth in the Stock Service Pistol division finishing with a final time of 248.75 seconds.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac, and the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

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Yost Crowned King of New England After Live Free Or Die High Senior Win

by Editor 23. October 2013 10:28
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Team Panteao’s Tom Yost wrapped up his run at the King of New England with a second place finish in the Enhanced Service Pistol division at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, claiming the High Senior title and his place in history as the first ever ESP King of New England.

Presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England series recognizes the top shooters competing in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die, with the title going to the competitor with the top cumulative score, in their division, from four pre-selected stages from each of the three championships.

Yost previously won the ESP title at both the Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, giving him a 26.23 second lead over Joe Linskey of team Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions.

Yost finished the Live Free Or Die ahead of Linskey by 5.28 seconds with his final time of 258.82 (49) to Linskey’s 264.10 (26). In the King of New England series, Yost finished with a final combined time of 274.50, followed by Linskey with 305.36 and Nick Bedio with 332.40.

“Tom is arguably one of the best shooters in IDPA and now he has the King of New England title to prove it. Congratulations to Tom on taking High Senior at the Live Free Or Die and for being crowned King – Long Live the King,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Elsewhere in the ESP division contest at the Live Free Or Die, Ed Stettmeier won the overall division title with 215.68 seconds and 38 points down. Joe Linskey took Most Accurate honors with just 26 points down. Terrance Robertson, an ESP Master, won High Distinguished Senior with 308.85 (110). Lance Boehlke finished first Sharpshooter with 352.82 (108). The U.S. Coast Guard’s Chad Barber took home High Military honors with 413.18 (79) competing as a Sharpshooter. Pasquile Vitetta Jr. finished first Marksman with 442.25 (123). Sandy Lincoln, the division’s only Novice, finished with 929.97 (360).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

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

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Stettmeier Dominates ESP At Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die

by Editor 22. October 2013 10:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With nine of 13 stage wins, including posting the fastest overall time on eight of them, Ed Stettmeier dominated the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship to win the Enhanced Service Pistol title.

Stettmeier, a Master level shooter, finished the match with a final time of 215.68 seconds with 38 points down. In addition to earning the ESP title he also collected High Industry honors.

“Ed’s was the standout performance of the match and he made what was a difficult course of fire for most look easy,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Second place and first Master went to Team Panteao’s Tom Yost who won one stage before posting a final time of 258.82 (49). Yost captured High Senior as well as the ESP title in the King of New England series.

Third place in the match went to Joe Linskey of team Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions who also won one stage finishing in 264.10 seconds. Linskey’s 26 points down earned him the match’s Most Accurate title. He also picked up the High Law Enforcement title.

Rounding out the top five were David Girardin with two stage wins and a final time of 266.31 (115), followed by Nick Bedio who finished first Expert with 281.56 (68).

Elsewhere in the division, Terrance Robertson, an ESP Master, won High Distinguished Senior with 308.85 (110). Lance Boehlke finished first Sharpshooter with 352.82 (108). The U.S. Coast Guard’s Chad Barber took home High Military honors with 413.18 (79) competing as a Sharpshooter. Pasquile Vitetta Jr. finished first Marksman with 442.25 (123). Sandy Lincoln, the division’s only Novice, finished with 929.97 (360).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

For more information on IDPA, 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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Venezuela’s Iglesias Wins High International At IDPA National Championship

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:45
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TULSA, Okla. – Venezuela’s Nelso Lopez Iglesias topped a field of shooters representing 9 foreign nations and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico to claim the High International title this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Iglesias, who competed as a Master in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, outpaced Costa Rica’s Rodrigo Carvajal by 2.69 seconds to take the title with a final time of 277.12 seconds with 45 points down.

“IDPA is proud and honored to have hosted the outstanding competitors from across the globe that came to compete against America’s best at our 2013 U.S. National Championship. And it is with great pleasure that I congratulate, on behalf of all IDPA members, Venezuela’s Nelso Lopez Iglesias on winning this year’s High International title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

In the race for High International, Carvajal, an SSP Master, finished with 279.81 (85) followed by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Valdez of Venezuela, an ESP Master, in third place with 280.95 (26). With just 26 points down, Gonzalez Valdez was honored with the Most Accurate award for the Championship.

Rounding out the top five were ESP Master Vrikson Acosta with 286.07 (79) in fourth and Miguel Angel Sanchez, an SSP Master, in fifth with 290.82 (69). Both are from Venezuela.

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. Among those competing were shooters from Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

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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15-Year-Old Ashley Rheuark Scores IDPA National Junior Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:35
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TULSA, Okla. – A rising star in IDPA, 15-year-old Ashley Rheuark claimed the High Junior title this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Competing as a Master in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, Rheuark won the title with a final time of 327.89 seconds, shooting 61 points down.

“There’s no doubt that Ashley is the latest star to emerge in IDPA. Not only did this outstanding young lady hold off last year’s defending champion, but she also placed second among all the women competing this year,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “I expect we’ll see a lot more podium appearances from Ashley in the future.”

Placing second behind Rheuark was last year’s Junior National Champion, Austin Proulx, who competed as an Expert in the CDP division where he finished with a time of 380.82 with 119 points down. Third place went to Jorge Sleiman of Venezuela, an ESP Sharpshooter, with 420.81 and 144 points down. Riley Bahre, an SSP Sharpshooter, finished fourth with 497.33 (146).

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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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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Panteao’s Tom Yost Wins ESP At IDPA’s New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:00
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HARVARD, Mass. – By a little over two seconds, Team Panteao’s Tom Yost held off Ed Stettmeier to take the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Yost, who finished the match with three stage wins and a final time of 273.69 seconds and 66 points down, claimed not only the ESP title but also the High Senior and High Industry awards.

“Tom is one of the region's top competitive shooters and continues to rack up wins every season. In a division with some very strong competition, Tom managed to shoot a consistent, steady match to lock up yet another championship title,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

Stettmeier finished first Master and second in the division trailing Yost by 2.33 seconds with a time of 276.02 and 93 points down. Stettmeier also took top honors on three of the 14 stages in the match’s course of fire.

Third place in the match went to Joe Linskey who claimed Most Accurate and High Law Enforcement honors by winning two stages and posting a final time of 292.96 seconds with just 41 points down. Fourth place went to Nick Bedio, first Sharpshooter, with 297.07 (87), followed by David Girardin, third Master, in fifth with two stage wins and 307.01 (127).

Elsewhere in the division, Jerry Tetreau finished first Expert with 325.12 (85). Justin Fitch finished first Marksman with 499.82 (153). Chad Barber of the U.S. Coast Guard claimed High Military as an ESP Sharpshooter with his final time of 442.84 seconds and 91 points down.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, 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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Judith Szczygiel Scores High Lady At Mass. State IDPA Championship

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – By a mere 1.01 seconds Judith Szczygiel edged out Tara Lyon to win the High Lady title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Szczygiel won four of the 10 stages to finish with 313.35 seconds and 101 points down competing as an Expert in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.

Lyon, who had won six stages and held the lead, fell to second after giving up 23.57 seconds to Szczygiel on the seventh stage. Lyon finished the match with 314.36 seconds and 73 points down as a Stock Service Pistol division Sharpshooter.

Third place among the women competitors went to Kristin Brickel, a Novice in SSP, finishing with 474.38 (185). Fourth place went to Dori Smith, a Marksman in ESP, with 482.40 (170) while Samantha Galante finished fifth as an SSP Novice with 484.22 (199).

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

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

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McNaughton Wins Mass. State IDPA Junior Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Duncan McNaughton captured High Junior honors at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

McNaughton, who competed in the match as a Sharpshooter in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, finished in a time of 311.01 seconds with 104 points down. He was followed by Tyler Wannamaker in Stock Service Pistol where the Marksman finished with 475.94 (225).

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

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship took place Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, 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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In ESP Panteao’s Yost Takes Home 4 Titles At Mass. State IDPA

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Winning five of 10 stages and shooting the fewest points down helped propel Team Panteao’s Tom Yost to the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Yost, who finished the match with a final time of 186.03 seconds and just 31 points down, claimed not only the ESP title but also High Senior, High Industry and Most Accurate honors.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

Finishing first Master behind Yost was Joe Linskey who won two stages and took High Law Enforcement with 194.99 seconds and 44 points down. Third in the division went to Craig Phillips, the second Master, with 208.05 (31) followed by Brian Steskla, third Master, with 208.74 seconds, 70 points down and one stage win, and Dave Solimini, fourth Master, with 217.34 (57).

Elsewhere in the division, Richard Barker finished first Expert with 237.88 (83) and claimed High Military Veteran as well as one stage win. Bill Thorpe took first Sharpshooter with 227.32 (42). Joe Parks finished first Marksman with 324.06 (91). Judith Szczygiel, an Expert class shooter, won High Lady with 313.35 (101) while Duncan McNaughton, a Sharpshooter, took High Junior with 311.01 (104).

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

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, 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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