Nov 17, 2023
This was my first IPSC match and, other than the rain, I had a great time. The 3-2-1 format kept things interesting and left no place to hide.
The rain was a real challenge. At stage 7 we were about 3 hours behind schedule on the one day Friday format. After the rain stopped around stage 10, we hustled through and finished the match as the sun set on stage 17. Stage 17 had a swinger protected by no shoot steel. I was one of the early shooters on the squad and it was difficult to see.
Nationals performance wasn’t what I wanted but it was what I deserved. Multiple penalties on stage 7 (FTSA and 2M) from a mental error cost a lot in the results. I ended up 125 of 275 and 9th Senior.
This was my first year checking the Senior box and I was invited to shoot on a squad with some of the best Senior shooters. I had a great time on the squad and hope to do it again.