Randi Rogers Wins Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals Ladies Title

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac and Team Smith & Wesson claimed the Ladies title at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Rogers, who competed in the Stock Service Pistol division, finished with a final time of 247.46 seconds while shooting 75 points down. This is the seventh time Rogers has taken the Ladies title at the Indoor Nationals.

“Randi is one of the very best shooters in IDPA, and not just among the women. She holds multiple national and world titles in the shooting sports and we’re proud to recognize her among IDPA’s best,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second behind Rogers was fellow Smith & Wesson shooter Julie Golob who also competed in the SSP division and shot the match in 267.52 seconds with 86 points down. Third place went to Enhanced Service Pistol division shooter Joanna Lenczewska with 314.61 (133). Katie Rowe finished fourth with 382.04 (161) in SSP while Danielle Vermeulen rounded out the top five shooting a final time of 398.74 (142) in the Custom Defensive Pistol division.

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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Rogers Makes It 6 In A Row With High Lady Win At S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 26. February 2014 07:50
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Team Smith & Wesson’s Randi Rogers has extended her Indoor Nationals win streak another year picking up her sixth consecutive High Lady title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Competing as a Master in the Stock Service Pistol division, the sales and marketing manager from holster maker Comp-Tac Victory Gear finished fourth Master and fifth in the division to claim the High Lady award with her final time of 219.85 with 121 points down.

“Winning the High Lady title is never easy when Randi Rogers is competing against you. She is an incredible shooter and with a six year win streak at the Indoor Nationals, meaning she’s all but unbeatable at the moment,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

As part of its continued focus on women shooters, Smith & Wesson again this year recognized not just the top female shooter but the top three, and honored Colleen Vaccaro as the second High Lady finishing in ESP as a Expert with 258.24 (100) and Joanna Lenczewska as third High Lady with her SSR Expert finish of 332.46 (140).

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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Smith & Wesson’s Randi Rogers Wins High Lady At S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 19. November 2013 09:37
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Randi Rogers, wearing her new Smith & Wesson shooting team jersey, and armed with her new M&P Compact 9mm, continued her amazing win streak in IDPA competition with her High Lady title win at the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Randi Rogers spent the match shooting side-by-side with friend and Smith & Wesson teammate Julie Golob who returned to competition after the birth of her second daughter earlier this year. The two swapped stage wins back and forth on the first four stages until Rogers settled in, claiming eight more stage wins – two of them overall stage wins in the division.

Rogers finished the match and took the High Lady title with a final time of 212.20 seconds, shooting 98 points down, which placed her sixth Master and seventh overall in the Pistol division, and 11th among all competitors in the championship.

“Randi is hands down IDPA’s top woman shooter and consistently among the top shooters overall. She has not been defeated in IDPA competition in a number of years and her performance this weekend shows why,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place went to Golob who finished with a time of 261.56 seconds shooting 132 points down. Joyce Wilson took third among the women with 324.76 (103), followed by Judith Szczygiel in fourth with 326.56 (149). Rounding out the top five was Tammy Lyne who scored one stage win and finished with 353.93 (235).

All five women competed in the Pistol division.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals 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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Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers Takes High Lady at IDPA National Championship

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:30
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TULSA, Okla. – Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers – the newest member of Team Smith & Wesson – claimed yet another High Lady title with her dominating performance at this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division, Rogers finished as the third Master, fourth in the division and 11th overall on her way to winning the High Lady title with a final time of 262.59 seconds while shooting 66 points down.

“Randi Rogers may have won the High Lady title but her incredible performance this past weekend shows she’s not simply the top woman in the sport, but one of its top shooters – period,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Placing second behind Rogers in the race for High Lady was rising star Ashley Rheuark. A 15-year-old competing as an ESP Master, Rheuark won the High Junior title with her 327.89 (61). Third place went to Team RangeLog’s Colleen Vaccaro, and ESP Expert, with her 345.90 (88). Rounding out the top five were Norma Judith Legados, and ESP Master, with 347.54 (124), and Cindy Bowser, and ESP Expert, with 356.93 (65).

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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Randi Rogers Goes 5 Straight At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:30
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the fifth year in a row Smith & Wesson and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) crowned Randi Rogers the High Lady champion of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Competing for Comp-Tac Victory Gear where she not only shoots for the team but also manages the holster maker’s marketing efforts, Rogers outgunned a talented group of women by winning nine of the 12 stages and finishing second Master and third overall in the Stock Service Pistol division with a time of 202.60 with 93 points down.

Rogers finished 11th overall among all 324 competitors competing in all five divisions.

“Right now Randi is the dominant female competitor in IDPA, but it’s her desire and ability to go toe-to-toe with her male counterparts that is so impressive. When Randi enters the match she isn’t there just to win High Lady, she in it to win it all. And though she may have beat me handily in the High Lady competition, her performance this year should make all the women in IDPA proud,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

As part of its continued focus on women shooters, Smith & Wesson this year recognized not just the top female shooter but the top three, and honored Michelle Wood as the second High Lady finishing in SSP as a Master with 261.82 (132) and Cindy Bowser as third High Lady with her ESP Expert finish of 263.82 (132).

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 the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Randi Rogers of Comp-Tac Begins Season with Win at Coast Rica IDPA

by Editor 5. February 2013 10:25
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HOUSTON, Texas - Randi Rogers of Comp-Tac Victory Gear begins her season by winning the High Lady title at the Costa Rica IDPA National Championship. The match was held February 1-2, 2013, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica IDPA Championship challenged competitors with 12 stages totaling 169 rounds. Stages included challenges of moving targets, steel, and targets ranging from two to 25 yards. Shooters competed from positions of standing, kneeling, prone and from inside a car. Rogers won High Lady and finished third Master in the Stock Service Pistol division with a total time of 199.53 seconds.

"Traveling to Costa Rica has been an amazing and rewarding experience. Shooting abroad can be challenging with the travel and the regional differences in shooting. The Costa Rica IDPA club put on one of the best IDPA matches I have been to and I was excited to shoot well enough to bring home high lady," said Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac.

In addition to sending team members Randi Rogers and Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac Victory Gear was also a two stage sponsor at the Costa Rica IDPA National Championship. "Comp-Tac strives to serve competitive shooters at home and abroad. We are proud to have been part of the 2nd Costa Rica Nationals and look forward to helping all shooting sports continue to grow," explained owner and president of Comp-Tac Gregg Garrett.

Team Comp-Tac's next match is the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals, February 21-23, 2013, at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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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Rogers Finishes Perfect IDPA Season For Team Comp-Tac

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:30
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OXFORD, N.C. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac went into the 2012 IDPA National Championships with a perfect undefeated season on the line. She came out as the International Defensive Pistol Association’s Women’s National Champion, and that perfect season intact.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where she finished 10th overall among 114 competitors, and placed ninth among the Master class shooters, Rogers posted a final time of 301.99 with 114 points down.

“Randi is one of the most gifted women shooters in all the shooting sports,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “Randi has collected countless titles in several disciplines but we proudest of her accomplishments here in IDPA where she is simply a powerhouse.”

Rogers' main competition was Michelle Wood, the Master class shooter in all five of IDPA’s divisions who fell just 0.72 seconds behind Rogers at the 2012 Carolina Cup. Wood wasn’t expected to compete but holstered up at the last minute to make a run at the title in SSP but finished second with 314.22 (112).

Third place among the women went to Colleen Vaccaro in SSP who finished with 369.28 (94). Rounding out the top five were Karyn Byerly, also in SSP, with 377.91 (138) and Tammy Lyne, the top woman in ESP, with 395.06 (157) finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Coming in sixth among the women was Joanna Lenczewska, the CDP division’s top woman shooter with 414.18 (187).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, 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 updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Rogers 3-Peats As IDPA Carolina Cup High Lady

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:37
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Randi Rogers

OXFORD, N.C. – With her High Lady win at this weekend’s IDPA Carolina Cup, Team Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers is not just the dominant woman shooter in IDPA but one win away from a perfect season.

Rogers placed sixth among the Master class, and seventh overall, in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division with a score of 261.61. The win gives Rogers her third straight High Lady title at the Carolina Cup, but more importantly marks her third High Lady win of the 2012 IDPA season putting her one win away from a perfect run.

Earlier this year Rogers claimed High Lady at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals as well as at the IDPA European Cup. Only a win at the IDPA National Championships remains for Rogers to complete her perfect season.

Randi Rogers

“Randi is clearly on a roll with her third straight Carolina Cup High Lady win. Add this to her High Lady victories earlier this season and you can see why she’s the top ranked woman in our sport,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, Bob Vogel, a Distinguished Master, won the division title with a final score of 183.63, placing him high overall for the second year in a row. Rob Tate of Team RangeLog took first Master and second overall behind Vogel with 215.80. Craig Grivois took first in the Expert class with 275.80, followed by Norman Wisniewski taking top honors in the Marksman class with 404.28, and Glock’s Ed Fitzgerald finishing first in the Novice class with 490.91.

Randi Rogers

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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Countdown To The Cup: Randi Rogers vs. Randi Rogers

by Editor 11. June 2012 19:51
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Randi Rogers is one of the most recognized names in competitive pistol shooting and she's racked up countless titles in several disciplines along the way. In IDPA competition, Randi is frequently taking High Lady honors, like she did earlier this year at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals where she finished 7th Master with a score of 193.74 (70). She also took High Lady at the European Cup, again shooting SSP and finishing with 198.07 (39) for 2nd Master.

While she'll just about never admit it - out of respect for her fellow lady competitors, and respect for the sport - Randi is the odds-on favorite to take High Lady at this year's Carolina Cup. But for the former Team Glock shooter now shooting - and working - for Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Randi Rogers' focus is squarely on beating last year's Carolina Cup High Lady...Randi Rogers.

Randi Rogers

DZ: How many times have you shot the Carolina Cup?
RR: I have competed at the Carolina Cup for the past three years.

DZ: What division did you shoot and where did you finish?
RR: Last year I shot Stock Service Pistol (SSP) where I finished High Lady, and 4th SSP Master.

DZ: Are you shooting SSP again this year?
RR: Yes. This year I am again competing as an SSP Master and going for the High Lady title.

DZ: What part of your shooting are you focusing on in your practice leading up to The Cup?
RR: The thing that I am practicing most to get ready for the Carolina Cup is setting up in position. When you are practicing to shoot from cover it is important that you put your feet in the proper position and extend the gun toward the target quickly. I have a bad habit of spending too much time looking at my feet and waiting too long to extend the gun.

DZ: What gear will you shoot in The Cup?
RR: I will be shooting my Comp-Tac holster and magazine pouches. I will be shooting 147 grain Atlanta Arms & Ammo with my 5.11 vest, ELS Eyewear and customer molded earplugs. Hopefully I won’t need a flashlight but if I do I will have my trusty SureFire!

DZ: Do you have any formal sponsors? (pretend like we don't already know)
RR: Yes, Comp-Tac!

DZ: You probably shot more matches in more disciplines than most shooters. What do you like most about shooting The Cup?
RR: I love the stages the most at the Carolina Cup. Frank Glover does an excellent job with the stages. There are always opportunities for risk and reward where you can risk making a mistake but if you manage not too, the reward is great! The stages are also great in that they challenge even the most experienced shooter, but at the same time even a newer shooter can complete the course of fire with no problems.

DZ: What is the hardest part about shooting The Cup?
RR: The hardest part of the Cup is waiting for it each year! I love to attend and see all my old friends and shoot some great stages and sometimes it is too long a wait.

DZ: Where do you think you will finish this year?
RR: I try not to worry about where I finish. I always just set a personal goal of shooting my best. If I can shoot with no mistakes I will be happy!

DZ: If you could beat any shooter at this year's Carolina Cup who would it be?
RR: The only person I am trying to beat is me.

DZ: Is there anything else you want to mention about your preparation for The Cup?
RR: I love the Carolina Cup and look forward to shooting, heat, humidity bugs and all.

DOWN ZERO wants to thank Randi for taking time away from her practice and her job (sorry about that, Gregg) to answer our questions about preparing for The Cup. We also want to wish her good luck as she faces off against last year's High Lady, Randi Rogers. We hear she's a hard shooter to beat but we have faith in Randi.

If you are attending the Carolina Cup, Randi, along with Team Comp-Tac's Gordon Carrell and Gregg Garrett, will be on-hand throughout the match and will be happy to talk to you about Comp-Tac's holsters and mag pouches, and assist you in picking out the right gear for competition or concealed carry use.

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Countdown To The Cup: No "I" In Team

by Editor 5. June 2012 21:35
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There may be no "I" in team but there sure are Teams in IDPA. As more companies expand their presence in the shooting sports, more and more shooters are competing under a team's banner, and in the process helping to raise awareness of both the brand and the sport. Here's a look at the some of the shooting teams that will be competing at the 2012 Carolina Cup.

 

Team Comp-Tac
Gordon Carrell
Gregg Garrett (Capt)
Randi Rogers


Team ITI
Laura Torres-Reyes
Brandon Wright
Gary Byerly


Team Panteao
Dave Harrington
Bob Vogel
Tom Yost (Capt)


Team RangeLog
Morgan Allan
Scott Bourgeois
Toni Dandreamatteo
Ken Lambert
Ravin Perry
Rob Tate

Team Safariland
Tierani Hendrix
Bobby McGee
Bob Vogel

 

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