Team ITI Kicks Off 2011 Season With Top Five Finishes At 2011 S&W Indoor IDPA National Championship

Team ITI Kicks Off 2011 Season With Top Five Finishes At 2011 S&W Indoor IDPA National Championship

Team ITI At 2011 S&W Indoor IDPA National Championship
Team ITI At 2011 S&W Indoor IDPA National Championship
International Training Inc
International Training Inc

SHACKLESFORD, VA –-( Team International Training, Inc. (ITI)started off the 2011 season strong with four top five finishes at the Smith and Wesson Indoor IDPA National Championship, held February 24-26, 2011 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, MA.

“The 2011 IDPA Indoor Nationals, as has recently been the case, provided a unique test of all around action pistol shooter skill in about a wide a range of technique as I have seen to date,” commented Morgan Allen.

“That being the case, it’s pretty clear why mutual support through training with my teammates and collective strategy during the match played a significant role in our performance. Congrats to all who participated and enjoyed the event, and a special thanks to ITI, Smith & Wesson, IDPA, our other sponsors, and of course the volunteers, including the USCG, who made it all possible!”

Results for the team include:

Shooter Division Class Place Score
Rob Middaugh, Team Captain SSP Expert Third 211.09
Morgan Allen ESP Master Third 184.57
Gary Byerly CDP Master Fourth 198.39
Brandon Wright SSP Master Fifth 176.58

“This was the first match that I have used Atlanta Armsammunition in and I can say that the ammo ran flawlessly. It makes for an easy day when you know that you don’t have to worry about your ammo causing problems,” commented Brandon Wright.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has become a must-stop on the competitive circuit. The combination of great stages and low light conditions make it a complete test of skill,” commented Gary Byerly. “Kudos to Frank Glover and crew for all their hard work. Shooting with my teammates was great as I was able to get their opinions on how to approach each stage. As a group we all bring something to the table skill wise. I look forward to being able to shoot as a group much more this year.”was both the best and the toughest National Championship I have ever shot. Thanks to all the staff.”

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About International Training, Inc.
International Training Incorporated (ITI) is a subsidiary of Wackenhut Services Inc. Founded in 1989; ITI is committed to providing benchmark security training programs emphasizing professionalism, quality, customer service, and a fair price. ITI conducts both mobile and fixed site training in security assistance and security service programs for the U.S. Government, U.S. military, corporate America, and now private citizens. For more information on ITI or any of their courses, log on to

About Rob Middaugh, Team Captain
Rob Middaugh began his competitive shooting career in IDPA over two years ago. He holds an Expert Class level along with several top three finishes in his class. Currently the Operations Manager for the ITI Virginia Campus, Middaugh has been a Firearms Instructor with ITI for 12 years. He has over 20 years of Military and Law Enforcement experience.

About Morgan Allen
It’s hard to believe that Morgan Allen has only been shooting pistols since 2005, considering he has over 20 IDPA State and Regional Division Championship titles under his belt since 2007. Having moved up the ladder from an IDPA Novice to Master in only 14 months, Allen has also won three top five Division finishes at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Allen is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, as well as an IDPA Safety Officer and PPC Master.

About Gary Byerly
Gary Byerly has been competing in IDPA matches for the past eight years and USPSA and 3-Gun matches for five years. He is an IDPA ESP and SSP Master, as well as a six-time IDPA State Champion. Byerly is a Master in Production and holds an “A” Classification in Open and Limited in USPSA. Byerly is also a three time Area class winner.

About Brandon Wright
Brandon Wright served four years as a Law Enforcement Officer and four years as a State Trooper in the Virginia State Police. In addition, Wright was a member of the local police department S.W.A.T. Team. Wright has over eight years experience as a Firearms Instructor, which he puts into practice at ITI as their Senior Firearms Instructor. He is an IDPA Master Class shooter and is currently awaiting classification in USPSA Production and Limited Divisions. He has won several IDPA SSP Division Championships in 2010 to include Coastal Bend and East Coast Championship. He has also placed within the top five in SSP at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Championship and at the Carolina Cup in 2010.