SHACKLEFORDS, VA (May 2013) – Team International Training, Inc. (ITI) members performed exceptionally well at several IDPA and USPSA sanctioned matches over the weekend of May 18th and 19th, 2013 bringing home several titles. Morgan Allen was crowned the Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) Division Champion, while accumulating 4 match stage wins at the Great Lakes Regional held at the Linwood-Bay Sportsman’s Club in Linwood, MI May 17th through 19th, 2013. This is Allen’s sixth consecutive ESP Division title at the IDPA Great Lakes Regional.
”I had a great time at the Great Lakes Regional! Thanks to Dave Alexander, Gary Cuttitta, Brenda Wightman-Langley and many others for once again reminding me what a shooter’s match is like,” remarked Allen. “Congrats to my teammates Laura Torres-Reyes, Gary Byerly and Cindi Thomas who each had stellar performances at their respective matches.”
Teammate Laura Torres-Reyes was also competing at the Great Lakes Regional and won the High Military award.
“I thought the match was a perfect start to the season,” Torres-Reyes stated.” I was fortunate to be placed on a squad with a super group of extremely talented and generous master shooters that included my mentor and teammate Morgan Allen. Gary and his staff did a fantastic job in executing a stellar match experience!”
Teammate Gary Byerly won the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) Division title and placed Second Overall at the IDPA Spartanburg Showdown, held in Moore, SC May 18th, 2013. The match was comprised of eight stages and 100 rounds of ammunition.
“In its second year, the Spartanburg Showdown is building an enviable reputation as a match not to be missed. With a variety of moving targets and excellent stage design, it challenges shooters of every skill level,” commented Byerly. “This year had the added bonus of heavy rain for most of the day. A strong, fundamental base and top tier equipment made that a non-factor and allowed me to perform at my best. Thanks to Robert Holleman and his crew for an outstanding match!”
In her 2013 debut, Teammate Cindi Thomas took home the High Lady title in the Limited Division of the FNH Virginia Maryland Section Championship, held at the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club in Fredericksburg, VA May 17th through 19th, 2013.
“This was my first major match for 2013 and it was a perfect way to start the season,” Thomas said. “Scot Cook and his staff put on a great match; they made it challenging and fun to shoot!”
Team ITI would like to thank all of their 2013 sponsors for their support: 5.11 Tactical VA Beach, Virginia, Atlanta Arms and Ammo, Dan Burwell Gunsmithing, FrogLube, G2 Gemini, Laura Burgess Marketing, Rudy Project USA and RANGELOG, LLC.
Torres-Reyes’ next competition will be the 2013 OH Sectional “Buckye Freedom Blast,” held at the Miami Rifle & Pistol Club in Batavia, OH May 24th through 26th, 2013. Byerly can be seen competing next at the 2013 Carolina Cup, held at The Range in Oxford, NC June 13th through 15th, 2013. Thomas can be seen competing next at the 2013 EGW USPSA Area 8 Championship, held at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club (PMSC) in North Versailles, PA August 12th through 13th, 2013. Allen’s next match will be the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship, held in Hempstead, TX May 25th, 2013.
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About International Training, Inc.
International Training Incorporated (ITI) is a subsidiary of G4S Government Solutions. 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 40 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 eight 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 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 six-time IDPA State Champion. Byerly is a Master in Production and CDP, a Master in Limited 10 and Single Stack and holds an “A” Classification in Open and Limited in USPSA. Byerly is also a four time Area class winner and a one-time Area Champion.
About Cindi Thomas
Cindi Thomas has been competing for the past five shooting seasons in USPSA and IDPA. In USPSA, she competes in Production “B,” as well as Limited / Limited 10, while in IDPA she is an ESP Sharpshooter and SSP Expert. Thomas’ recent accomplishes include: 2012 Western PA Sectional Ladies Champion, 6th among the ladies in the 2012 USPSA Production Nationals and USPSA Limited 10 Nationals. She is a Navy Veteran, having served seven years, and now works in a civilian capacity for the Navy as a Financial Analyst. Thomas has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Maryland University College and has graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School’s “Executive Masters in Business Administration” program in 2012.
About Laura Torres-Reyes
Laura Torres-Reyes first started shooting at the young age of 46 after her retired Marine Corps husband taught her how to safely handle a firearm. Prior to being selected to join Team ITI she was a member of Team Smith & Wesson for two years. Colonel Torres-Reyes, a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit recipient, is an Active Duty Air Force physician currently stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Doctor Torres-Reyes competes in IDPA as an SSP EX and USPSA Production C class and has earned over forty High Lady and High Military State / Regional Championship title