SHACKLEFORDS, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Team International Training, Inc. (ITI) members Brandon Wright (Team Captain), Gary Byerly, Morgan Allen and Laura Torres-Reyes shot strong this past weekend at the IDPA Carolina Cup, held in Oxford, NC June 14th through 16th, 2012, bringing home two Division titles for their team.
In an arena of over 300 competitors, Wright and Byerly were able to stand out, securing ESP Division Champion (2nd Overall) and CDP Division Champion (8th Overall) respectively. Allen shot valiantly as well, taking home ESP Division 4th Place (6th Overall). Torres-Reyes also competed in the SSP Division and finished with a score of 367.13. The IDPA Carolina Cup is considered one of the top three IDPA matches of the competitive season, right behind the S&W Indoor Nationals and the IDPA Nationals. Full results may be viewed at the Carolina Cup website.
Wright finished with a score of 207.84. “The Carolina Cup is one of the most sought after trophies in IDPA and this year Team ITI walked away with two of them,” remarked Wright. “I’m very proud of my teammates’ performances in this year’s match. The hard work and dedication to the shooting sports is what makes our team so valuable.”
Wright continued, “I would like to thank Paula and Frank Glover, along with all the match staff, for another year of challenging stages. Its matches like this that forces shooters to demand nothing less but the best in their gear and equipment. Recently as this year, all of Team ITI has switched to using FrogLube as our choice of Cleaning, Lubricating and Protection (CLP). FrogLube has kept all our guns running and with so many movers in the match, a gun malfunction could not be afforded.”
Byerly finished with a score of 227.44. “The 2012 Carolina Cup built on its reputation as one of the premier IDPA matches in the country. The match was comprised of 16 Team ITI Gary Byerlystages of extremely tight shots that required a diverse array of skills,” commented Byerly. “There was no coasting through as every stage had numerous pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to excel. My equipment worked flawlessly and I’ve been pleased after switching to FrogLube for my maintenance requirements. Thanks to our sponsors Rudy Project for their glasses which help me to find those targets out in the woods and G2 Gemini for keeping me cool with our new team shirts.”
Allen completed the match with a score of 223.38. “Congrats to my teammates Brandon and Gary for fantastic finishes at this year’s Carolina Cup. As with past matches, the stages put together this year absolutely ran the full spectrum of different shooting positions and technique needed, proving again that doing well at the Cup takes a well-rounded shooter, and a commensurate training program,” observed Allen.
Team ITI would like to thank some their sponsors for their support: Atlanta Arms and Ammo, FrogLube, G2 Gemini, Laura Burgess Marketing and Rudy Project USA.
Byerly and Torres-Reyes’ next competition will be at the 2012 Virginia State Championship, held at the Kettlefoot Rod & Gun Club located in Bristol, VA June 23rd, 2012. Wright’s next match will be the Pro-Am Championship, held at the Universal Shooting Academy located in Frostproof, FL July 13th through 15th, 2012. Allen can next be seen competing at the NC State IDPA Championship, held at the Watauga Gun Club IDPA in Boone, NC August 11th, 2012.
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About G4S International Training, Inc.
G4S International Training Incorporated (G4S ITI) is a subsidiary of G4S Government Solutions. Founded in 1989; G4S ITI is committed to providing benchmark security training programs emphasizing professionalism, quality, customer service and a fair price. G4S 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 G4S ITI or any of their courses, log on to www.g4siti.com.
About Morgan Allen
It’s hard to believe that Morgan Allen has only been shooting pistols since 2005, considering he has over 30 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 six top-five Division finishes at IDPA National Championship matches. In 2011, he was chosen to be a member of the 2011 US Team at the IDPA World Championship. Allen is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, as well as an IDPA Safety Officer, USPSA Range Officer and PPC Master.
About Gary Byerly
Gary Byerly has been competing in IDPA matches for the past nine years and USPSA and 3-Gun matches for six 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, Limited, Limited 10 and Single Stack in USPSA. Byerly is also a four time Area class winner and a one-time Area Champion.
About Laura Torres-Reyes
Laura Torres-Reyes first started her shooting career five years ago when she decided to practice to qualify for a deployment as a Medical Commander for the Air Force. She is currently serving as an Active Duty Air Force Colonel (0-6). Torres-Reyes, a Bronze Star Medal recipient, specializes in Occupational Medicine and practices as a Physician at Fort Detrick, Maryland. She currently competes in IDPA as an SSP EX and has earned over thirty High Lady and High Military State Championship titles in her past four years of competing in IDPA. Prior to being on Team ITI, Torres-Reyes competed as a member of Team Smith & Wesson for two years.
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 nine years of experience as a Firearms Instructor, which he puts into practice at G4S ITI as their Senior Firearms Instructor. He is an IDPA Master Class shooter in SSP, ESP, and CDP and holds a “Master” classification in USPSA Production.