The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Woolrich Elite Series has returned as a gold level sponsor for the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships. As the official clothing provider, Woolrich is outfitting the safety officers and match officials during the National Championships.

Woolrich joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and CZ-USA as a one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s premier championship event.

“The Woolrich Elite Series is a very popular line of clothing among IDPA members who appreciate both Woolrich’s rich tradition as ‘The Original Outdoor Clothing Company’ and their reputation for outstanding quality. We are pleased to welcome back Woolrich Elite Series as a major sponsor and the clothing provider for our match staff,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“The IDPA provides a valuable service to its members and we are proud to once again be a sponsor of the IDPA National Championships,” said Jerry Rinder, Woolrich VP of Sales.

The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina. More than 300 top shooters will be vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

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Images courtesy of the International Defensive Pistol Association

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