Team JP Claims Victory at Competition Dynamics Team Safari

Team JP Claims Victory at Competition Dynamics Team Safari
Team JP Claims Victory at Competition Dynamics Team Safari

Hugo, Minnesota-( The 2019 Competition Dynamics Team Safari (October 18-20) saw a great showing for JP Enterprises claiming the top two team slots for Dorgan Trostel and Ckye Thomas (1st) as well as father-and-son team, Mike and Connor Dowd. Team JP shooters, Bryan Whalen and Aaron Pickering also claimed 7th at the match.

With 42 teams in attendance, the Team Safari took place at JP Enterprises’ Blue Steel Ranch near Logan, NM. This precision rifle team event makes full use of the Blue Steel Ranch’s 1000+ acres of high desert for three-day “hike-and-shoot” precision match. Each two-man team consists of a precision rifle and a carbine shooter who must work together on the clock to locate, range and engage targets under challenging conditions.

Dorgan Trostel of the first-place team is a new addition to the JP roster for 2019, sporting a custom precision rifle in a JP APAC™ chassis. His partner Ckye Thomas made excellent use of a matching JP-15. Connor Dowd has been shooting for JP since he was recruited as a junior by JP founder, John Paul himself at the 2013 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun.

Along with his partner Aaron Pickering, former U.S. Army sniper instructor, Brian Whalen serves as lead instructor at the JP Blue Steel Ranch, teaching numerous precision rifle training classes throughout the year. Rounding out JP’s showing at this year’s event was JP General Manager, Adam Burt with partner Frank Galli, owner of the Sniper’s Hide forum.

“This was a great showing for our shooters and our rifles,” said Burt. “For years, John Paul has been pushing what gas guns can do in the precision rifle game. This is one of his favorite matches, and it’s a shame he couldn’t make it this year. He’d have been proud to see so many JP rifles and chassis were at this match, especially in the winner’s circle.”

About JP Enterprises & JP Blue Steel RanchJP Enterprises

The product of company founder, John Paul’s 40+ years of recreational and professional shooting experience, JP Enterprises is a designer and manufacturer of premium AR rifles and innovative components for duty, competition and recreational use.  JP designs are influenced by cooperation with professional shooters in most every firearm-related field as well as by hundreds of hours spent each year by JP engineers and employees in rigorous, top-level competitions around the country.  Innovating and refining to meet these practical demands has made JP rifles the benchmark of quality AR engineering and performance.

The JP Blue Steel Ranch is a shooter’s paradise with over 1000 acres of high desert with highly varied canyon terrain and over 400 steel targets positioned throughout. In addition to regular precision rifle courses, the BSR is an ideal venue for training, competition and firearms industry media.

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