There are a number of events planned that were originally intended as benefits or fundraisers for Gary Welt, but since his passing on 8 April have now become memorial events:
1) Memorial Service at USSOCOM HQ at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL on April 25, 2014 at 11am (POC is Mr. Jay Lovelace, 813-317-4189). In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Navy SEAL Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, USF-ALS Center or The Silver Strand Foundation.
2) 2nd annual Silver Strand Foundation Walk/Run, WOD, Dinner Dance and motorcycle poker run 26-27 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort.https://www.signup2raceusa.com/silverstrand/doc/tickets.aspx
3) 2nd annual Doc Welt USPSA pistol match at WAC on 31 May 2014. Sign up at www.matchsignup.org
April 14th 2014 Covington GA – Wyoming Antelope Club Juniors have claimed more wins at the USPSA Area 6 Championship. The southern seven states competed in a regional championship at South River Gun Club in Covington Georgia. 400 competitors in all and our Juniors took home the wood. Evan Gerlipp (shown in pic) won 1st C Class in Limited Division while Seth Clagg won 3rd overall and High Junior in Production.
Thank you to the WAC for giving these juniors opportunity and the skills to meet their goal in the upcoming World Shoot in October. Without the support of the WAC and its members these opportunities would not happen.
WAC junior shooter, Seth Clagg, recently competed in the US National Steel Championships in Titusville, FL. Seth won high junior in the rimfire match with a time of 81.81 seconds (9th place overall in all divisions out of 86) and won high junior in the centerfire match with a time of 106.20 seconds (26th place overall in all divisions out of 172). Seth is pictured with Chet Whistle who donated a Sig Sauer 1911-22 to the high rimfire junior.
The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts. ICORE serves the international community to promote action shooting competition with revolvers. WAC is now holding ICORE matches on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Action Bays. If you have a revolver, take a look at ICORE.ORG and then come out to the WAC ICORE match.
February 22nd – The Super Shotgun Match returns to the WAC! Six stages of action shotgun with shot, slugs, clays, paper and steel targets abound. The Super Shotgun match is all types of shotguns used to traverse speed courses of multiple targets. 72 Competitors from around the state will be competing in the Action Bays. Bring your eyes & ears, everyone is welcome.
Two juniors from the WAC have worked very hard over the past 3 years. So hard that they made it to the USPSA World Shoot Team. Jason Katz and Seth Clagg will be competing in the Production Division of IPSC’s biggest match. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for them both. With tremendous support from the Wyoming Antelope Club and several of the local competitors individual donations, these two have a good chance of winning at the biggest IPSC tournament in the world.
Also on the World Shoot Teams from the WAC is Keith Dilworth. Keith has been at the WAC for many years competing in Action Pistol, shotgun and multigun disciplines. As well Keith helped train Seth & Jason on their way to this elite status. It’s not easy getting to the World Shoot Team and the WAC has three of the top shooters in the USA.
As many people know the World Shoot XVII will be held this year in Florida at the Universal Shooting Academy. World Shoot is only held once every three years and is in a different country each time. This is such an opportunity for all of us to see the absolute top competitors from each country stretch it out over 30 stages. Make your plans early to visit Frostproof FL in October. More information is athttp://universalshootingacademy.com
Feb 13th – Our 8th Annual Charity Shoot for Aiden Hawk is on Feb 13 in the Action PIstol Bays. As always it will be $20 to shoot for the night. If you would like to be an Executive Shooter for the night and not have to tape, the cost is $50. Executive Shooters will also get dinner and one mag for the 50/50 shoot. *Please RSVP to Greg@JnGshooting.com so we can get a headcount for dinner. If you are going to man up and spring for the Executive status, include “Executive” in your RSVP.
The first six years we raised between $1000 and $1400 for Aiden and 100% has always gone straight to the family. Two years ago we raised $3400 and last year we broke that mark by a a thousand dollars. This year we would really like to hit $5000. Please support us in this effort and come out on 2.13.14 and bring two friends. (RSVPs are not necessary for shooting, just if you do want dinner.)
The 13th is the second Thursday so it is Rifle night and since we are raffling off two Custom AR’s for Aiden we will be setting up a rifle course. If you don’t have a Rifle you can bring your Open Gun or just your Carry gun with Hi-caps. Bring your Dots, Lasers, Thigh Rig’s or whatever you want.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR … Dr. Farhan Siddigi, one of our regular shooters and owner of Praestolor Arms http://praestolor.com/, is going to let us use their New Gun with the FUN SWITCH. YOUR PART… for $10 you will get to do a 15 to 20 Rd Mag Dump on full auto into a plate — ammo supplied by Praestolor Arms. Whoever ends up with the most rounds on the plate will win half the pot.
Furthermore, Praestolor Arms is generously donating two AR’s to be raffled off again this year. Tickets for the AR raffles will be $20 each and there will only be 100 tickets sold per gun.
For more information on Aiden you can go to http://www.caringbridge.org/fl/aiden/ it tells all about this inspiring boy’s life.
If you have any more questions feel free to email or call me at 727-214-8741.