Thanks to everyone who came and shot the 2022 “Codgers and Misfits” SAFARI SPECIAL.
Here are the FULL PDF RESULTS
1. STEVE COHEN
2. SCOTT HAWKINS (also HIGH SUPER SENIOR)
3. DAVID STROUD
1. ANDREW WELLS
1. ZACH POE
2. CONNOR DOWD
3. BARON WHEELR
1. BRIAN WHALEN
2. BRET FILES
3. MICHAEL ALFIERI
WEIRD AR CALIBERS
1. GABRIEL NAJAR
1. CARY OSTRANDER
1. COLTON LOUREY
2. CONNOR DOWD
3. NICK MERZ
If you were supposed to get a trophy that was missing, please email me directly with your address and I’ll get them re-made and shipped out. I think that’s the top 3 in 223CAR and top 1 in WEIRD AR. Sorry about that!
The 2023 schedule will be the same as 2022 for STEEL SAFARI and TEAM SAFARI. Jimmy and I are up in the air if we will repeat the SAFARI SPECIAL because attendance was down a bit this year and it’s during a very busy time of the year; however, we do have a lot of fun with it.
We should have the 2023 schedule posted for all matches by the first week in JAN. Like I said, the dates will be the same, adjusted +/- 1 day for the year to year dates/week change. In other words, “Matches same weeks.”
The only exception is that the announcement for 2023 SAC might be delayed because we are moving venue and need to finalize some stuff before we announce.
As I announced at the awards meeting, we learned that DAVE WHEELER passed away last week. We do not have any additional information at this time. When we have any information about services, I will post it here to the list.
Dave and his wife Lorraine retired from LAPD and moved to Logan for their “first retirement”, and Dave established the Blue Steel Ranch as his shooting venue in the mid-late 1990’s. Dave was active in SOF, SWPL, the Second Chance matches, and other shooting during the 80’s and 90’s. The BSR was his own private shooting wonderland. He set up the field courses and held the first Steel Safari in 1998. Although the idea of the Keneyathlon predated the Steel Safari, the Keneyathlon fizzled out, while the Steel Safari is the longest running field-style LR match that I am aware of (25 years!!!). The Steel Safari was an “underground” match, in that you had to know someone who knew Dave to shoot it, in those first years. After the 2007 match, Dave announced that it was the “last Steel Safari” because it was too much for for one man to set up the match (true!). At that point, he handed the match over to us. In any case, Dave was a great guy and truly one of the old-school shooters and gunfighters. Rest in Peace, Dave.