Vogel Leads Team EOTAC To 5 Titles At S.C. IDPA Championship
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Robert Vogel, a police officer from Wapakoneta, Ohio, won the Stock Service Pistol title, finished high overall and led Team EOTAC to a total of five titles at the South Carolina IDPA State Championship held April 25 in Gaston, S.C.
Vogel, who is the reigning U.S. Practical Shooting Association Production national champion and International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Enhanced Service Pistol national champion, shot a final time of 132.53 to take first place in a field of 170. Vogel also claimed the title of Law Enforcement Champion.
Team EOTAC member Tom Carpenter finished second overall and captured the Enhanced Service Pistol title with a final time of 159.62. Team captain Tom Yost took the Senior Champion title while finishing fourth overall and second Master in the Stock Service Pistol division shooting a time of 165.88.
Team EOTAC’s fifth title came from Mark Redl who finished seventh overall to capture the Custom Defensive Pistol title. Redl shot a final time of 179.44.
“Team EOTAC put in a very strong performance at the South Carolina IPDA State Championship. Everybody shot a solid match and the results speak for themselves. Now we have to focus on the next big hurdle, The Carolina Cup,” said Yost.
In addition to competing in and sponsoring the match, Team EOTAC hosted a shooting clinic following the competition. Nearly 40 participants got the opportunity to shoot some of the same stages from the match, but this time with the coaching and guidance of the top shooters.
“The South Carolina State IDPA Championship is right in our backyard and we wanted to support the match not just with product and sponsorship, but also by bringing in our top shooters. More than winning, I’m particularly pleased with the turnout we had for our first ever EOTAC Shooting Sports Clinic,” said Fernando Coelho, president of EOTAC.
The next EOTAC Shooting Sports Clinic will be held during The Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C., in June. Space will be limited and IDPA shooters wishing to participate should contact the match director or EOTAC directly at (803) 744-9930.
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