The Match is in the record books.   This is really the first chance I have had to write anything since the match completion.  I am still trying to recover. 


Jomar summed everything up quite well and I’ll just touch on a few items.


Thanks to all of you, the competitors, without you we have no competition.   I hope we were able to meet your expectations for a great match.  We tried to balance out our stages and give you many different and unique shooting opportunities. 


Huge thanks to the match staff, we asked a lot out of you and you delivered.


Nordic Components, our Title Sponsor, Thanks for your friendship and support.   Jarmo was at the range on Sunday morning and I was able to say thank you to him for his generosity.  Kenny, you are a great ambassador to our sport, and yes after taking over as match director I do feel your pain. 


The Match sponsors donated some very generous prizes.  I won’t go over each one again, you all heard me do that at the match.  Thank you to them.  As Jomar said,  send them a thank you.


Congratulations to the 3 division Champions, James Casanova (tactical), Patrick Kelly (pump), and Mark Roth (open), you shot your way to the top of your divisions and earned your victories.    


I was pleased to see so many familiar faces and meet some new friends.  We had people attending the match from Washington State, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and many other interior states.  We drew a larger cross section.  Thanks for attending.  It was a Blast.


Jay Schmitt