COMPETITION DYNAMICS' PURPOSE
To run world-class, cutting-edge competitive practical shooting events with an unmatched level of professionalism and operational excellence. We bring new practical and field competition concepts to reality. Our staff has a proven track record of running challenging, safe, and fair 3-Gun, multi-gun, and long-range matches. We have been involved in administering many of the most influential field matches of the last decade and have redefined what field challenges can be applied to a competition format. We have the expertise and experience to run world-class practical shooting events.
OVERVIEW

Competition Dynamics runs world-class, cutting-edge competitive practical shooting events with an unmatched level of professionalism and operational excellence. Our staff runs more competitors through practical field shooting events with more stages than other. We bring new practical and field competition concepts to reality. Our staff has a proven track record of running challenging, safe, and fair 3-Gun, multi-gun, and long-range matches. We have been involved in administering many of the most influential field matches of the last decade and have redefined what field challenges can be applied to a competition format. We have the expertise and experience to run world-class practical shooting events. As an organization our staff and consultants have extensive experience in practical field shooting in military, law enforcement, and civil applications.

Practical and field style shooting encompasses virtually all aspects of the real application of firearms. Rifles and shooters are tested to their ballistic and physical limits using natural terrain and typical man-made structures to define the shooting problems. This type of wide-open challenge appeals to shooters who want to push the limits of what is possible, in both technique and equipment.

Competitors in our Sniper Adventure Challenge take the physical, mental, and endurance requirements to world-class levels and exhibit athletic and mental performance that few others dare to attempt or hope to achieve.

Our competitors are trendsetters and thought leaders in their communities. For every competitor that shows up at a Competition Dynamics match to test himself or herself, there are a hundred, sometimes thousands, back at the local range, gym, dojo, or blog followers who keep up to date with their equipment and results, and wish they could be out there doing the same thing. The equipment and training that our competitors use and recommend is frequently mimicked and sought after by other shooters. We also have military and law-enforcement sniper instructors, who take ideas and equipment back to their training units and expose it to a wide audience.*

Members of our staff have been involved in running the follow events: Thunder Beast Team Challenge; Steel Safari; Sporting Rifle Match; Magnum Rifle Match; CPPA/IBPO Law-Enforcement 3-Gun; Camp Guernsey Invitational Multi-Gun Match; Practical Rifle Team Challenge; Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Nationals; Soldier of Fortune 3-Gun; United States Marshalls Posse Match; Monthly/Local 3-Gun (CO, WY); and were amongst the Founding Members of Colorado Multigun.
ZAK SMITH PRINCIPAL MATCH DIRECTOR

Zak Smith is a competition shooter who has pushed the state of the art in practical long-range rifle shooting. He started competing in 3-Gun in 2003 and long-range in 2004 and quickly distinguished himself with top finishes at major matches. Using his scientific and engineering background, he has pushed the envelope in practical shooting, especially long-range practical shooting. Much of this information has been published in articles in print and online media. He was the first author to regularly use the term "Practical Long-Range Rifle Shooting" to describe the spectrum of solving field problems with a rifle.

Match Experience

Smith has competed in USPSA/IPSC, 3Gun, and long range rifle matches since 2003, with top-10 finishes at the CMMG Midwest 3Gun Championship, Tiger Valley 3Gun, MGM Ironman 3Gun, Snipers Paradise Sniper Challenge, TACPRO Sniper Tournament, International Tactical Rifleman Championships, Practical Rifle Team Challenge, Weld County 3Gun, Camp Guernsey ARNG Base Multi-Gun, NRAWC Sporting Rifle Match, and Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Nationals. Other major matches shot include Superstition Mountain Mystery 3Gun, DPMS Tri-Gun Challenge.

Match/division wins include 2007 Camp Guernsey Multi-Gun Invitational (overall), 2007 Steel Safari (standard), 2006 Steel Safari (overall), 2005 Cavalry Arms Tiger Valley 3Gun (Trooper Class), 2009-August Sporting Rifle Match (overall), and local Rocky-Mountain region 3-Gun.

Smith has been sponsored by various companies over his shooting career, including Cavalry Arms Shooting Team, Magpul, and Thunder Beast Arms Corporation Shooting Team.

Shooting Match Administration

2016 US Optics Team Challenge   Match Director  
2015-2016 Team Safari   Match Director  
2016 Resurgence 3-Gun   Managing Director  
2012-2016 24-Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge   Match Director  
2008-2016 Steel Safari   Match Director  
2011-2015 Thunder Beast Team Challenge   Match Director  
2014 Rocky Mountain Steel Quest   Match Director  
2012-2013 SnipersHide Cup   Match Director  
2007 Camp Guernsey Invitational Multi-Gun Match   Assistant Match Director   Archived website
2006 Practical Rifle Team Challenge   Assistant Match Director   Archived website.
2006-2009 CPPA/IBPO Law-Enforcement 3-Gun   Stage Designer, RO, Scores
Monthly/Local 3-Gun in CO and Camp Guernsey, WY   Match Director and Asst Match Director
One of Founders, Colorado Multigun

JIMMY HOLDSWORTH MATCH DIRECTOR

Jimmy Holdsworth is an exceptionally talented shooter with a lot of natural talent. He started competing in 3-Gun in 1999 and quickly distinguished himself as a top-level national shooter. He leveraged these skills into match administration and has been involved in administering many of the most influential 3-Gun and multi-gun matches of the last decade, notably with the Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Nationals, SOF (2001), US Marshalls Posse match, and the IBPO/CPPA LEO 3-Gun match

Match Experience

Holdsworth has competed in 3Gun matches since 1999, with multiple Top-10 finishes at the CMMG Midwest 3Gun Championship, TV3G, ITRC, and SMM3G, and Top-50 at SOF and WC3G '02-'03. Other major matches include the TACPRO Sniper Tournament and SP Sniper Challenge. Match/division wins include "Open" class at TV3G '04, two class wins at USPSA 3Gun Nationals.

Shooting Match Administration

2016 Resurgence 3-Gun   Match Director
2013-2016 24-Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge   Assistant Match Director  
2013-2016 Steel Safari   Assistant Match Director  
2015-2016 Team Safari   Assistant Match Director  
2016 US Optics Team Challenge   Assistant Match Director
2013 SnipersHide Cup   Assistant Match Director  
2013-2015 Thunder Beast Team Challenge   Assistant Match Director
2011 Thunder Beast Team Challenge   Consultant
2006 Practical Rifle Team Challenge   Match Director   Archived website.
2002-2011 CPPA/IBPO Law-Enforcement 3-Gun   Match Director, Staff (various years)
2003-2004 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Nationals   Staff
2001 Soldier of Fortune 3-Gun   Staff
2001-2003 United States Marshalls Posse   Staff
One of Founders, Colorado Multigun

Other Training and Experience

Gunsite graduate: 250, 260, 499, 223, 556, ACTP.
Former Wildland Firefighter. Current world traveler/adventurer.

CASEY SCHRADER ASSISTANT MATCH DIRECTOR

Casey Schrader exploded onto the shooting scene in 2011. Starting in 3-Gun, he quickly developed his skills and won several of the WCFW 3-Gun matches. He jumped into long-range shooting in 2013 and shows a lot of promise.

Casey brings exceptional enthusiasm and work ethic to matches as a staff member, and his friendliness and great attitude is of great renown.

Casey's radness just cannot be quantified and he can drive the wheels off of anything mobile.

Match Experience

WCFW 3gun
2012 RM3G Nationals
2013 SHC
2013 TBTC

Shooting Match Administration

2014-2016 24-Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge   Assistant Match Director  
2015-2016 Steel Safari   Assistant Match Director  
2014-2015 Thunder Beast Team Challenge   Assistant Match Director
2012 SnipersHide Cup   Range Officer  

RAY SANCHEZ MATCH DIRECTOR

Ray has been a competitive athlete for most of his life. He went from earning a living playing racquetball, to racing triathlons and mountain bikes professionally. Ray has always been a gun guy, but about 12 years ago he decided he wanted to work in the firearms industry and spend more time shooting. Taking classes and learning from whomever he could, he quickly established himself as a very well rounded shooter and instructor along the Rocky Mountain Front Range. While competitive with a pistol or carbine, his favorite discipline is precision long range shooting and he spends most of his trigger time honing long-range skills. With wins at the Sporting Rifle Match and the Steel Safari in 2009 and 2011 he has proven himself to be a top Competitor in the sport.

Match Experience

2011 Steel Safari   Overall Match Champion  
2009 Steel Safari   Overall Match Champion  
2008 Steel Safari   High .308  
2006 Practical Rifle Team Challenge   6th Place Team (with Zak Smith) 

Shooting Match Administration

2012-2013 SnipersHide Cup   Assistant Match Director  
2012-2014 24-Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge   Assistant Match Director  
2011-2012 Thunder Beast Team Challenge   Assistant Match Director  
2013-2014 Steel Safari   Assistant Match Director  
2014 Rocky Mountain Steel Quest   Assistant Match Director  
2006 Practical Rifle Team Challenge   RO Staff   Archived website.
2008-2009 CPPA/IBPO Law-Enforcement 3-Gun   RO Staff

CLAY PARKER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

Clay Parker is a retired US Army Sniper with experience in Central America, Asia, and the Balkans. He was an instructor at the US Army Sniper School in Ft. Benning GA, and he served as a Reserve Officer on the Bellingham Police Department, during which he helped train, the Bellingham SWAT team snipers.

Clay is an expert in implementation of broadband networks in inhospitable environments, as well as deploying complex applications in the "Cloud." His expertise enables CD to bring a near-"live match" experience to spectators at home as well as providing logistical and emergency communications support on-site for staff and competitors.

Experience

21 years US Army as a Sniper and Scout. Deployed all over the world in support of operations, and training foreign military personnel in Sniper and Surveillance operations.

Schools

US Army Sniper School
Marine Corps Scout Sniper Course at Quantico VA
Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course
Washington State Reserve Police Academy
Washington State Tactical Officer's Association SWAT Academy
Front Sight Four Day Pistol

Match Experience

US Army Pistol Matches
US Army Rifle Matches
All Army Sniper Completion
Many other Rifle and Pistol Matches

Shooting Match Administration

Competition Dynamics Events 2014: RO and Communications

DR. BRUCE BURNHAM, MD. LEAD MEDICAL CONSULTANT

Bruce is a competitive shooter and serves as CD’s medical consultant. At large events Bruce leads a team of doctors, Special Forces 18D medics, and EMTs to ensure competitor safety

Medical

35 years medical total practice (as of 2014)
22 years Family Practice
Last 12 years Medical Director Central Utah Correctional Facility.
35 years part time Emergency Medicine.
Certified Corrections Officer, Certified Tactical Medic
20 years Search and Rescue experience
10 years on County Technical Rescue Team, last 4 years as Team Leader.

High-performance Athlete

1995 to 2008: 25 plus ultra marathons, 25 plus marathons
20 years Endurance Horse racing with 15,000 miles of competition.

Long range precision shooting competitions since 2008. Steel Safari x3, Thunderbeast Team Challenge x2, TPRC x3

KYLE HILL MEDICAL CONSULTANT

Kyle Hill is a lifelong firearms enthusiast. He competes locally in both long range and 3 gun matches. An avid fly fisherman, however his day job is teaching high school science: AP Biology, Chemistry, and Exercise Science.

Experience

30 years service in Special Operations (12 years Active Duty)
Multiple Combat Deployments: Afghanistan, Iraq
Training Deployments in over 20 countries
SOTIC LVL II Assistant Instructor 4 years

Schools

Special Forces Qualification Course 18D (Commandant's List)
EMT-Paramedic, University Texas San Antonio
SOTIC (Special Forces Sniper Course) LVL II
Viking Tactics Shoothouse Instructor Course
SOF Joint Armorer's Course
Gunsite Academy

Match Experience

US Army Small Arms Combined Matches Ft. Benning GA: 1989-90
Winston P Wilson Matches Camp Robinson AR: 1989-90
Utah State Sniper Shoot: 2012-13
Local 3 gun

AUSTIN ANGUS GUEST MATCH DIRECTOR

Austin Angus owns AA Targets and has joined to help us run some local/monthly matches in 2016.

Shooting Experience

Austin has extensive match experience in 3-Gun/multigun and long-range, including the Sporting Rifle Match, Snipershide Cup, RMSQ, TBTC, Steel Safari, and other matches.

BRIAN WHALEN CONSULTANT, MILITARY CHALLENGES

7 YEARS ACTIVE DUTY SPECIAL FORCES
SOTIC (SPECIAL OPERATIONS TARGET INTERDICTION COURSE) LVL I GRADUATE
2 SOF (SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES) COMBAT DEPLOYMENTS IRAQ
1 RA (REGULAR ARMY) DEPLOYMENT AFGHANISTAN
1.5 YEARS SOTIC LVL II INSTRUCTOR

Schools

SPECIAL FORCES QUALIFICATION COURSE
SOTIC LVL 1
VIKING TACTICAL SHOOTING SCHOOL
VALHALA SHOOTING SCHOOL
SFAUC (SPECIAL FORCES ADVANCED URBAN COMBAT)

Match Experience

5 NRA NATIONAL F-CLASS RECORDS
1st PLACE 2008 INTERNATIONAL SNIPER COMPETETION FT BENNING, GA (SERVICE CLASS)
1st PLACE SPIRIT OF AMERICA NATIONAL COMRADERIE MATCH (FTR)
1st PLACE MIXED TEAM POLICE AND MILITARY 3 GUN
5th PLACE USASOC (US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMAND) SNIPER COMPETETION
3rd PLACE 2011 STEEL SAFARI
8th PLACE 2010 STEEL SAFARI
4 DISTINGUISHED LEG POINTS PISTOL
2 TOP 3 PLACES RATON, NM LONG RANGE REGIONAL STEEL MATCHES
2nd PLACE CRC TACTICAL RIFLE
6 TOP 3 PLACES STEEL CHALLENGE PISTOL MATCHES
5 TOP 3 PLACES FOR PUEBLO, CO TACTICAL RIFLE
10 YEARS JUNIOR 4 POSITION SMALL BORE

MATT PRICE GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN

Matt Price is a web developer based on Fort Collins. He has been designing and creating web sites for over ten years and has held a lot of different jobs along the way: Environmental Engineer, IT Engineer, and Website Designer. He is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Community Funded and he architected their code base. Matt toured in a rock band for 6 years.

Matt is responsible for our web site design. He also does all of our T-shirt artwork.

Matt specializes in creating sites that are clean and easy to use. He can be reached at MatthewAPrice.com.

Shooting Experience

Matt is not a competitive shooter, but he is well versed in basic operation of most types of firearms. He particularly enjoys milsurp rifles and informal clay shooting.