SHACKLEFORDS, VA- Team International Training, Inc. (ITI) members Gary Byerly, Morgan Allen and Laura Torres-Reyes remained on top this past weekend at the Third Annual Virginia State Championship, held at the Kettlefoot Rod & Gun Club located in Bristol, VA June 23rd, 2012, bringing home the ESP Division Champion and High Overall titles, as well as the High Military and 1st Master CDP Division(5th Overall) titles for their team. With over 180 competitors, Allen stood apart, securing ESP Division Champion and High Overall with a score of 205.75 (51). Byerly shot courageously as well, coming in 1st Master in the CDP Division and 5th Overall, winning four of the 14 stages and finishing with a score of 224.23 (62). Torres-Reyes clinched the High Military title with a score of 301.88 (98). Full results may be viewed at the Third Annual Virginia State Match website.
"The 2012 VA State IDPA Championship match this past weekend proved to be a challenging match, bringing in a good number of shooters from several surrounding states, including good representation from Team ITI," Allen stated. "Having your teammates together in a match sets up the opportunity to collaborate, just as you would hope would take place when formulating any winning strategy. Congratulations to my teammates on their excellent finishes!"
Torres-Reyes commented, "The match was such a pleasure to shoot! The SO's did all the pasting and acted as the "squad Mom" to keep everything organized and running smoothly. The stages were fun and straightforward, making for a really enjoyable match."
"The 2012 VA State Championship returned to the Kettlefoot Rod & Gun Club for the third straight year. Judging by the number of competitors the word must be getting out," remarked Byerly. "Over 200 rounds spread out over 14 stages led to a lot of discussion with my teammate Morgan Allen. Identifying key points on each stage was crucial to both of us finishing well. My thanks to the SO's and staff for putting together an outstanding match."
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.
Allen and Byerly can next be seen competing at the NC State IDPA Championship, held at the Watauga Gun Club IDPA in Boone, NC August 11th, 2012. Torres-Reyes' next competition will be at the 2012 Texas State IDPA Championship Match, held at the Jacob's Plain Gun Club in Greenville, TX on June 30th, 2012.
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About G4S International Training, Inc. (G4S ITI):
G4S International Training Incorporated (G4S ITI) is the training division for G4S. 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 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 ten years and USPSA and 3-Gun matches for seven years. He is an IDPA ESP and SSP Master, as well as a seven-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 four time Area class winner.
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.