Team International Training, Inc. (ITI) member s performed exceptionally well at several IDPA and USPSA sanctioned matches over the weekend of May 18th and 19th, 2013 bringing home several titles.
Morgan Allen was crowned the Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) Division Champion, while accumulating 4 match stage wins at the Great Lakes Regional held at the Linwood-Bay Sportsman’s Club in Linwood, MI May 17th through 19th, 2013. This is Allen’s sixth consecutive ESP Division title at the IDPA Great Lakes Regional.
“I had a great time at the Great Lakes Regional! Thanks to Dave Alexander, Gary Cuttitta, Brenda Wightman-Langley and many others for once again reminding me what a shooter’s match is like,” remarked Allen. “Congrats to my teammates Laura Torres-Reyes, Gary Byerly and Cindi Thomas who each had stellar performances at their respective matches.”
Teammate Laura Torres-Reyes was also competing at the Great Lakes Regional and won the High Military award.
“I thought the match was a perfect start to the season,” Torres-Reyes stated.” I was fortunate to be placed on a squad with a super group of extremely talented and generous master shooters that included my mentor and teammate Morgan Allen. Gary and his staff did a fantastic job in executing a stellar match experience!”
Teammate Gary Byerly won the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) Division title and placed Second Overall at the IDPA Spartanburg Showdown, held in Moore, SC May 18th, 2013. The match was comprised of eight stages and 100 rounds of ammunition.
“In its second year, the Spartanburg Showdown is building an enviable reputation as a match not to be missed. With a variety of moving targets and excellent stage design, it challenges shooters of every skill level,” commented Byerly. “This year had the added bonus of heavy rain for most of the day. A strong, fundamental base and top tier equipment made that a non-factor and allowed me to perform at my best. Thanks to Robert Holleman and his crew for an outstanding match!”
In her 2013 debut, Teammate Cindi Thomas took home the High Lady title in the Limited Division of the FNH Virginia Maryland Section Championship, held at the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club in Fredericksburg, VA May 17th through 19th, 2013.
“This was my first major match for 2013 and it was a perfect way to start the season,” Thomas said. “Scot Cook and his staff put on a great match; they made it challenging and fun to shoot!”
Team ITI would like to thank all of their 2013 sponsors for their support: 5.11 Tactical VA Beach, Virginia, Atlanta Arms and Ammo, Dan Burwell Gunsmithing, FrogLube, G2 Gemini, Laura Burgess Marketing, Rudy Project USA and RANGELOG, LLC.
Torres-Reyes’ next competition will be the 2013 OH Sectional “Buckeye Freedom Blast” held at the Miami Rifle & Pistol Club in Batavia, OH May 24th through 26th, 2013. Allen’s next match will be the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship, held in Hempstead, TX May 25th, 2013. Byerly can be seen competing next at the 2013 Carolina Cup, held at The Range in Oxford, NC June 13th through 15th, 2013. Thomas can be seen competing next at the 2013 EGW USPSA Area 8 Championship, held at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club (PMSC) in North Versailles, PA August 12th through 13th, 2013.
Image courtesy Laura Burgess Marketing