Seeking a few RO's for Team Safari (Oct 14-17)

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 17, 2021

We are seeking a few more RO’s for the upcoming TEAAM SAFARI, held in Logan NM at the Blue Steel Ranch, Oct 14-17. Prior competitors in any of our matches are ideal. We are specifically seeking RO’s with “Action Stage”, or 3-Gun, RO experience. As an RO you will be a “LEADER OUT” in the morning (experience with historic field course layout at BSR is a plus) AND/OR you will be an action-stage RO in the afternoons on Friday and Saturday.

We need RO’s there on Thursday, mid day, for RO briefings. RO’s may not shoot the T.S. for score, however, will can give you an opportunity to shoot some of the stages for fun. In addition, our RO program gives you credit for a future match. For reference, here is the CD Range Officer Program.

2021 Team Safari Match Info

If you’d like to help us RO this match, please contact us ASAP at info@competition-dynamics.com

thanks

 

2021 SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGES - RESULTS - AND RETROSPECTIVE

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 6, 2021

Congrats to all the 2021 SAC competitors!

Here are the results:
2021 RESULTS PDF

TOP 5:
1. WAX / AAL
2. DANIEL / MURPHY
3. HUGHES / BARTON
4. DACUS / GIBB
5. DODD / DODD

#1 WAX / AAL returned to win it for the second year in a row.

#2 DANIEL / MURPHY deserve a special call out for penetrating furthest into the land nav missions, as they got about 30% into mission 5, and got the most total checkpoints.

These two teams put forward truly elite levels of performance.

#3, HUGHES / BARTON deserves a call out for getting the most “challenge points.”

Of the 29 teams that started the SAC:
* 26 of them completed at least the first mission.
* 17 of those completed two or more missions.
* 4 of those completed three or more missions.
and
TWO teams completed four missions.

Here is a link to the 2021 SPOT TRACKS

Doing the prep and showing up to this event shows an exceptional level of commitment. Finishing with a strong showing at the SAC demonstrates a level of skill, wit, dedication, and fitness that very few people on the planet strive for, let alone achieve, and you should be proud of yourselves.

For history, here are the top 5 teams from 2012 to now:

2012 – UTAH
1. HAIZLIP / WILSON
2. MURPHY / DANIEL
3. TUOHY / GROVER
4. MCRAE / MCRAE
5. TOMCZAK / CROFT

2013 – MAYHILL
1. MURPHY / DANIEL
2. HAIZLIP / WILSON
3. METZGER / COLLINS
4. TUOHY / GROVER
5. LEWIS / SMITH

2014 – DOUGLAS
1. FULLER / STEINBACH
2. SWITZER / WILSON
3. URICK / URICK
4. MCRAE / MCRAE
5. MURPHY / DANIEL

2015 – DOUGLAS
1. FRANTZ / DAY
2. MURPHY / DANIEL
3. WILSON / HAIZLIP
4. WILLIAMS / HOM
5. BEAR / ANGELOS

2016 – DOUGLAS
1. FULLER / STEINBACH
2. MCRAE / MCRAE
3. BARTON / DECAPIO
4. BUCK / PROKOP
5. COLE / STEIERT

2017 – Q CREEK
1. MURPHY / DANIEL
2. WAY / JAMES
3. FRANTZ / LELAND
4. FULLER / STEINBACH
5. BARTON / HILMISSON

2018 – Q CREEK
1. MURPHY / DANIEL
2. VERMEULEN / BERGLEE
3. WAY / JAMES
4. SCHELLER / RAPIER
5. FULLER / STEINBACH

2019 – Q CREEK
1. WAY / SMITH
2. DODD / DODD
3. DEVEREAUX / SIPLON
4. HALLING / MAGINN
5. WAX / SPENCER

2020 – DOUGLAS
1. WAX / AAL
2. BARTON / HUGHES
3. HALLING / MAGINN
4. HOM / HOM
5. DACUS / GIBB

2021 – DOUGLAS
1. WAX / AAL
2. DANIEL / MURPHY
3. HUGHES / BARTON
4. DACUS / GIBB
5. DODD / DODD

 

SAC COMPETITOR INFORMATION - 2021

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 26, 2021

This the pre-match competitor information for the 2021 SAC. It comprises two parts, (I) administrative “pre-work” to do before arriving and bring to check-in (primarily due to covid), and (II) additional match-related information competitors (similar to prior years).

I. ADMINISTRATIVE PRE-WORK AND COVID NOTES

There are some mandatory “To Do” items for ALL COMPETITORS. Go to this link and follow those instructions

http://competition-dynamics.com/sniper-adventure-challenge-2021/virtual-briefing.php

II. COMPETITOR INFORMATION

1. SPOTS- Please turn your SPOT on on Thursday the 2nd at approx 3 PM. This way we’ll have time to confirm all SPOTS are operational and tracking by the time the race starts. Teams with non-tracking SPOTS will not be allowed to leave on land-nav missions.

The SPOT tracker links is here: 2021 SPOT TRACKER

2. CHECK-IN LOCATION. Check-in and match HQ will be at Travis’s house, 646 Wagonhound Rd. This driveway is opposite the 646 sign that says “Travis Brayden”.

3. PARKING: For check-in only, you may drive down to the house to check-in. For the long-term parking during the race, you must park at the end of driveway on the SE corner of where his driveway meets Wagonhound. Please make sure your vehicles are fully out of both the driveway and the road.

4. Check-in will be available 3-5pm THURSDAY ONLY. Check-in is required prior to 5:00 PM THURSDAY if you want to race. All competitors and guests on-site must sign waivers (bring pre-signed). We will have a brief break period before the race begins (see point 10 “Muster” below).

5. Please bring a few sheets of paper and a pen appropriate for making field sketches or reports. Some type of waterproof or water resistant paper is recommended (rite in the rain, revlar, terraslate, etc), but not required.

6. You need to have tested your water purification devices and processes before you show up. A significant portion of “available water” on this course will be from natural sources. Think “expedition style” as opposed to water tanks everywhere. There is a lot of natural water on the course and you will need to be able to use it.

7. There is no place to check zero or sight in once on site. Show up ready to shoot for score.

8. NO FIRES. The requirement for the “signal flares” is waived. You cannot make any fire, not even stoves, jetboils, etc. Everything is too dry. The place will go up due to any flame source. MRE heaters used as-intended are OK.

9. At check-in, you will get a race packet that outlines the procedures and scoring. Read how scoring works. There will be an opportunity to have questions answered Thursday before or at muster. Bring your firearms to check-in for TECH INSPECTION. Firearms must be cold/unloaded.

10. Muster at 6:00 PM — THURSDAY, ready to race. (All firearms to be “cold.”) The Muster Line will be in open area by Travis’s house.

11. Remember, you will need to bring a check or cash for $100 (exact change please) for your radio deposit. This will be returned when you turn in your (working) radio. Radio deposits will be exchanged for radios upon race end, or before awards on Sunday. Please note that if you quit the race early, you may have to wait until staff is available, or until awards Sunday, for the exchange.

12. Awards will be at the check-in location at 10:00 AM Sunday.

13. The Spot Tracker URL is at the top of this message. No points will be displayed with timestamps before Thursday 5pm.

14. REMINDER: BIPODS PERMITTED ON CARBINES. HANDGUNS NO OPTICS.

15. The core staff will be heading up Monday afternoon. Once we are on-site, communications are very difficult. I will check my email about twice a day.

16. You will be issued a 1:24000 map for the race course. At check-in, you will need to copy DANGER and/or NOGO boundaries from a master map we have posted.

17. Personal climbing gear is recommended. This comprises a helmet, a few UIAA-rated locking carabiners, a tube-style belay device, and a helmet. We have “some” loaners, but if you have this requirement you might be delayed. You may stash all this gear in your CACHE bag.

18. You need to know how to safely belay your partner using devices from #17.

19. We have revised the equipment list to include TWO (2x) “military style duffel bag” instead of just one.

20. For the “sealed bag” GPS, cell phones, etc, you do NOT need a separate GPS device IF you are bringing a cell phone that has a GPS APP that can report directly in UTM coordinates. )These will be powered off and sealed and only used for emergencies.)

If we have any additional competitor notes, they will be published in the same manner as this notice.

 

SAC TEAMS - SEND SPOT IDS NOW

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 16, 2021

ACTION REQUIRED FOR SAC PARTICIPANTS – DUE BY FRIDAY AUG 27TH

Like last year, we are going to use live SPOT tracking of competitors during the Sniper Adventure Challenge for safety, logistics, and spectators.

In order for this to work, we need a link to each team’s “Shared Page” from the SPOT site. Here are the instructions:

  1. One team member please complete and send us the following:
  2. Log into the “My Account” section on findmespot.com
  3. Click on the SETTINGS AND BILLINGS tab
  4. Scroll down to almost the bottom of the page; find the section named “XML FEED”, and then click “VIEW/EDIT”
  5. If you have more than one, select the specific SPOT device from the list
  6. Make sure the XML feed is ACTIVE by clicking “ACTIVATE”
  7. Click the “VIEW DETAILS” drop-down on the right-hand side — of the specific device you are using (if you have multiple SPOTs registered with them)
  8. Look for the text that appears, “Your XML Feed ID: 01Mxu7bdPjdMxqUkUDN93I6QuABFHfjAB
  9. Save that highlighted part — you have to send that to us.
  10. Turn on your SPOT tracker, and put it somewhere where it has good GPS reception
  11. Press and hold the “Footprint” button until it blinks with the POWER button/light.
  12. Let the SPOT sit in a good-reception area for 1-2 hours.
  13. SEND US THE XML FEED ID from STEP #8, along with your Confirmation Code. Your confirmation code is the 4-digit code you got when you registered for the SAC.

    Note: only send us the email after the SPOT has been on and the footprint button/light flashing for 1-2 hours

    For example:

    TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
    CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
    XML ID: Your XML Feed ID: 01Mxu7bdPjdMxqUkUDN93I6QuABFHfjAB

    SEND TO zak@competition-dynamics.com

These steps will allow us to get everyone’s SPOTs into our tracking system and tested prior to the event so we don’t have last minute technical difficulties.

SPOT II/Gen2 or SPOT III/Gen3 recommended. As far as we know Spot Gen4’s will work too. You need to be able to activate “TRACK MODE” via a button on the device (the “Footprint” icon). Other models may not work well or be compatible with our tracking system. A SPOT that requires another device (such as a phone for bluetooth) is NOT RECOMMENDED. NOT RECOMMENDED: SPOT Trace, SPOT Global Phone, SPOT Connect, SPOT HUG, SPOT X.

REMINDER – TEAMS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DEPART THE RACE WITHOUT A TRACKING SPOT. “I.T.” PROBLEMS WILL BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SOLVE ONCE ON SITE

 

SEEKING A FEW MORE RO'S FOR SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 14, 2021

We need a few more Range Officers / Proctors for the upcoming SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE. The SAC is a unique volunteer opportunity due to the nature of the event. We need RO’s no later that Thursday early morning for briefing/training, and then we’ll all be mostly on-duty until the end of the race. Please email Zak at INFO@COMPETITION-DYNAMICS.COM if you’d like to RO this event. Doing so also qualifies you in our CD RO PROGRAM

 
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