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SAC SHIRTS AVAILABLE

Posted By: Zak Smith on October 27, 2014


The second run of 2014 SAC t-shirts is ready. They are printed on high quality USA-made blanks from American Apparel by local printing company here in Fort Collins. For sizing on American Apparel shirts please check this out,
https://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts
they do run on the “trim fit” side.

We have a limited number of 2014 SAC t-shirts and when they are gone there won’t be any more. To check availability and order, please send email to ann@competition-dynamics.com. The price is $10 each and s/h will be $6 for the first and $1 extra per shirt after that.

We also have a very limited number of 2014 SAC hoodies. These are medium heavy and look really good, with the same white and black SAC logo on the front and the Orange CD logo on the back. Price for these is $30 plus $7 shipping (can be combined with t-shirt order). Please contact Ann for these.

 

SUBMIT ORDERS FOR ADDITIONAL SAC SHIRTS

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 8, 2014


We are going to do a second run of 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge t-shirts.

They are printed on high quality USA-made blanks from American Apparel by local printing company here in Fort Collins. For sizing on American Apparel shirts please check this out,
https://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts
they do run on the “trim fit” side.

Please send the sizes and quantity you want to info@competition-dynamics.com no later than Monday Sept 15th

Shirts (any quantity) are $10 a piece and s/h will be $6 for the first and $1 extra per shirt after that. Once we have your order we’ll just ask you to send a check in.

 

2014 SAC SPOT MAP AND DATA BREAKDOWN

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 8, 2014


Here is the 2014 SAC SPOT MAP. This map contains the SPOT tracking data from all teams during the event. It will be kept online for perusal and analysis.

In addition, we’ve done some analysis on the SPOT data. Keep in mind this analysis is ONLY from the SPOT data itself, so gaps in the reported data will create data that might not match physical reality (for example, if a SPOT tracker got turned off, or a team abandoned the race and went to town before race end).

ENDURANCE – MISSION 2 FINISHERS

23 Fuller Steinbach            2014-09-06      14:07    31.08 total miles in  29.6 hours   1.05 mph
19 Switzer Wilson              2014-09-06      16:16    24.26 total miles in  31.8 hours   0.76 mph
9 Urick Urick                  2014-09-06      12:51    30.26 total miles in  28.4 hours   1.07 mph
3 McRaeMcRae                   2014-09-06      12:44    25.94 total miles in  28.2 hours   0.92 mph
6 Murphy Daniel                2014-09-06      11:15    32.96 total miles in  26.8 hours   1.23 mph
22 ZumMallen Standridge        2014-09-06      15:52    28.49 total miles in  31.4 hours   0.91 mph
7 Shay DiRezza                 2014-09-06      17:04    24.13 total miles in  32.6 hours   0.74 mph
26 Serna Music                 2014-09-06      06:30    20.22 total miles in  22.0 hours   0.92 mph
14 Brink Herd                  2014-09-06      17:15    24.13 total miles in  32.8 hours   0.74 mph
29 Locke Trout                 2014-09-06      16:52    27.99 total miles in  32.4 hours   0.86 mph
8 Worthy Stowers               2014-09-06      16:47    22.82 total miles in  32.3 hours   0.71 mph
31 Robinson Ashley             2014-09-06      17:04    26.76 total miles in  32.6 hours   0.82 mph
21 Neumayer Wu                 2014-09-06      20:37    26.42 total miles in  36.1 hours   0.73 mph

ENDURANCE – REST

17 McRae McRae                 2014-09-06      01:40    18.42 total miles in  17.2 hours   1.07 mph
2 Anderson Wilson              2014-09-06      15:26    26.13 total miles in  30.9 hours   0.84 mph
25 Cochran Stolz               2014-09-06      20:03    28.50 total miles in  35.5 hours   0.80 mph
1 Mathews Mathews              2014-09-06      20:20    28.32 total miles in  35.8 hours   0.79 mph
15 Thornton Garfield           2014-09-06      11:57    23.04 total miles in  27.4 hours   0.84 mph
12 Metzger Collins             2014-09-06      12:11    22.37 total miles in  27.7 hours   0.81 mph
5 Hillbo Caspers               2014-09-06      06:15    20.41 total miles in  21.8 hours   0.94 mph
10 Kunze Valencia              2014-09-06      06:03    18.70 total miles in  21.6 hours   0.87 mph
24 Chacon Morris               2014-09-06      00:43    15.16 total miles in  16.2 hours   0.93 mph
28 Maley Turnbow               2014-09-06      09:49    12.31 total miles in  25.3 hours   0.49 mph
11 Walcik Rogers               2014-09-05      22:08    12.75 total miles in  13.6 hours   0.94 mph
16 Perez Martinez              2014-09-06      18:07    21.71 total miles in  33.6 hours   0.65 mph
20 Asplin Olson                2014-09-05      20:55    12.77 total miles in  12.4 hours   1.03 mph
18 Gorman Arntsen              2014-09-05      22:35    10.28 total miles in  14.1 hours   0.73 mph
27 Reinhardt Bennion           2014-09-06      04:46    14.50 total miles in  20.3 hours   0.72 mph
4 Middleton Weston             2014-09-05      18:15    10.56 total miles in   9.8 hours   1.08 mph
13 Cain Cain                   2014-09-05      20:44    12.03 total miles in  12.2 hours   0.98 mph

SPRINT

51 Braden Bimber               2014-09-05      22:27    14.42 total miles in  13.9 hours   1.03 mph
52 Yanaga Gregory              2014-09-05      21:20     8.89 total miles in  12.8 hours   0.69 mph
53 Quinlan Swerczek            2014-09-05      22:40    10.42 total miles in  14.2 hours   0.74 mph
 

2014 SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE RESULTS

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 8, 2014


Congratulations to all competitors who attempted the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge. Just showing up to the SAC shows an exceptional level of commitment. Finishing the SAC is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a level of skill, wits, and fitness that very few people on the planet strive to, let alone achieve. The top 6 places in Endurance were separated by less than 250 points over about 4250 points.

ENDURANCE CLASS
1. Fuller Steinbach
2. Switzer Wilson
3. Urick Urick
4. McRae McRae
5. Murphy Daniel

FULL ENDURANCE CLASS RESULTS

SPRINT CLASS
1. Quinlan Swerczek

FULL SPRINT CLASS RESULTS

MOST TIME ON COURSE AWARD

The landowners insisted on a special award for the team that spent the most time out there enjoying the breathtaking natural beauty of the area. Travis and Darrin had a special clock made out of burl that came from Sheep Mountain. Team #21 Neumayer Wu received this award. They spent 6 hours looking for the final MCP’s in order to complete Mission 2 and then return to base (which they did at 22:30, 36 hours from the start).

FEEDBACK

Our goal is to create and run the best events. Please email us with feedback on how you think we can make our future events better.

THANKS

Thanks to the landowners, Travis and Darrin. They own this awesome venue and are kind enough to let us run events here.

Thanks to the staff, Jeff, Ann, Ray, Jimmy, Casey, and Clay. These guys (and gal) take on responsibility for major parts of match setup and operations. Thanks to Jake for his contributions to match ops. Thanks to Curt for his work on comms.

Thanks to the RO’s, Stan, Aaron, Mark, Scot, Alex, Yves, John, Steve, Doug, James, Gary, and Kyle. Special thanks for Kirk and Daniel who made the poncho raft stage safe and extra awesome. Great job everyone. Without RO’s these events can’t happen.

Thanks to the medical staff: Dr. Bruce, Kyle, Paul, Ken, and Erin. The SAC could not happen without having you on-hand ready to handle medical issues. You do a great job.

Special thanks to Cody Carroll, Chaz, and Magpul Dynamics for assistance with pre-running and stage consulting.

Glockworx/ZEV Technologies was the stage sponsor for the Force on Force scenario and provided the “STI” airsoft guns used.

Thanks to our sponsors- Thunder Beast Arms Corporation, Deliberate Dynamics, AA Targets, Exos Defense, XLR Industries, Blackhawk, Burris, Hornady, Hill People Gear, Magpul, OpticsPlanet, US Optics, ZEV Technologies, Mile High Shooting Accessories, Reaper Innovative Precision, AttackPack, Kifaru, Lapua, Sierra. Please let them know you appreciate their support.

Sincerely,
Zak and Jeff

 

SAC "TRACK THEM AT HOME" LIVE MAP

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 2, 2014


Just like last year, we’ll have live tracking of teams during the SAC. Here is the link: 2014 SAC LIVE MAP

Teams will muster at 8:30 AM on Friday and that’s when you’ll see points start to appear.

 

NEWS FOR 2014 SAC COMPETITORS

Posted By: Zak Smith on September 1, 2014


Here are some last-minute notes for SAC competitors:

1. 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. (We will still have some tanks.)

2. Make sure your Poncho/Tarp is up to spec. A proper poncho/tarp can be used to solve a lot of problems.

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

4. Check-in will be available 5-7pm THURSDAY and 7:30 – 8:30 AM FRIDAY. Both Endurance and Sprint divisions will muster at 8:30 AM Friday.

5. The check-in and parking location will be at 646 Wagon Hound Rd, Douglas Wy. Park on the south side of Wagon Hound Rd right across from the Wills Ranch sign (it says “Travis & Brayden”), on the E and W side of the driveway. Once the event begins you will not be permitted access to your vehicles until you finish or quit.

6. You will have to walk to the check-in and muster area. It is the yard surrounded by the houses and barns. 461220 4721283

7. No team will be allowed to start the event without a SPOT registered with us and functioning in TRACK mode.

8. On Friday, turn on your SPOT trackers and activate TRACK mode at 7:30 AM. This will give us plenty of time to get a few points from all teams’ SPOTS to ensure everyone is tracking.

9. In a few days, we will post the public SPOT TRACKER URL. This is the live map your fans at home can watch. No points will be displayed with timestamps before Friday at 0700.

 

Spectators at the SAC

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 22, 2014


We’ve had a few questions come in about whether spectators are welcome at the SAC. Due to the dynamic of the competition and the distances over which the challenges are spread, the event is not exactly “open to the public” for spectators.

We welcome spectators who are associated with a team and people who have a particular interest in the event. If you fall into one of these categories and want to watch parts of the competition, please check-in at 646 Wagon Hound Rd with Race Control to sign a waiver and get information on “where” and “when” you can watch some of the challenges. The best time to do this is prior to the event start time (TBD) on Friday AM.

No aid will be permitted to be given to any team by spectators. Receiving such aid would be a DQ on the grounds of sportsmanship.

 

SAC Competitors - Send us your SPOT ID's now!

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 30, 2014


ACTION REQUIRED FOR 2014 SAC PARTICIPANTS – DUE BY AUGUST 15

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. Go to the “Share” tab.
  4. You need to use or create a “Shared Page” and then click on the name of the shared page, and it will take you to a page with a URL that looks like this:

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    A password is NOT required, but if you have one, send us the password also.

  5. Turn on your SPOT tracker, and put it somewhere where it has good GPS reception
  6. Press and hold the “Footprint” button until it blinks with the POWER button/light.
  7. Let the SPOT sit in a good-reception area for 1-2 hours.
  8. SEND US THE URL from STEP #4, along with your Confirmation Code and whether you are in SPRINT or ENDURANCE class.

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

    For example:

    TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
    CLASS: ENDURANCE
    CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
    URL: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    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. 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.

 

DDI Lowers Price for SAC Prep Course

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 17, 2014


DDI has lowered the price on their SAC prep course to just $499 for 3 days. Here’s the info:

Deliberate Dynamics (DDI) is offering a Sniper Adventure Challenge (SAC) Prep Class at the SniperCountry facility. Dates are August 8-10th.

DDI teams competed in the 2012 and 2013 SAC events and are ready to share their experiences and help get you ready for the 2014 SAC. Topics will include Land Nav (day and night), Lock and handcuff picking and shimming, Load out and gear selection, Shooter / Spotter verbiage and teamwork, Shooting (finding targets and engaging on the clock, non-standard positions, etc), Diet selection and strategy. They will have longer land nav movements available in the training scenario for those that want it, but nobody will have to do more than they want to.

DDI is offering a 10% discount if you tell them you were referred by Competition Dynamics when you sign up.

Please contact Jim Staley at jim@deliberatedynamics.com for more information or to sign up.

Link to the class:
http://www.deliberatedynamics.com/products/training/desert-tech-precision-rifle.html

Video of DDI classes @ SniperCountry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX_-Qan7Hzs

 

2014 SAC T-Shirt Order Due

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 17, 2014


It’s time to get the t-shirt order in for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge. T-shirts will be $10 for the first one and $15 for extras.

They are printed on high quality USA-made blanks from American Apparel by local printing company here in Fort Collins. For sizing on American Apparel shirts please check this out,
https://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts
they do run on the “trim fit” side.

Shirts will be brought to the match to be picked up at check-in, and you can pay us there.

Please send the sizes and quantity you want to info@competition-dynamics.com no later than Saturday July 27th

The design will have the SAC logo on the front with the sponsors on the back,

 

DDI offering SAC prep class in Utah, early August

Posted By: Zak Smith on July 2, 2014


We are pleased to announce that Deliberate Dynamics (DDI) is offering a Sniper Adventure Challenge (SAC) Prep Class at the SniperCountry facility. Dates are August 8-10th.

DDI teams competed in the 2012 and 2013 SAC events and are ready to share their experiences and help get you ready for the 2014 SAC. Topics will include Land Nav (day and night), Lock and handcuff picking and shimming, Load out and gear selection, Shooter / Spotter verbiage and teamwork, Shooting (finding targets and engaging on the clock, non-standard positions, etc), Diet selection and strategy. They will have longer land nav movements available in the training scenario for those that want it, but nobody will have to do more than they want to.

DDI is offering a 10% discount if you tell them you were referred by Competition Dynamics when you sign up.

Please contact Jim Staley at jim@deliberatedynamics.com for more information or to sign up.

Link to the class:
http://www.deliberatedynamics.com/products/training/desert-tech-precision-rifle.html

Video of DDI classes @ SniperCountry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX_-Qan7Hzs

 

Seeking Range Officers for Sniper Adventure Challenge

Posted By: Zak Smith on June 13, 2014


Hi everyone,

We are looking for Range Officers for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge [SAC]. The SAC is a “Tactical Adventure Race” that involves a lot of land navigation on foot (no GPS allowed) during day and night, practical shooting problems, fieldcraft, problem solving, physical and mental challenges, and other related tasks. The dates are Sept 5-7th.

Range Officers at the SAC will either run shooting stages or be a “judge” at a mental/physical/field challenge stage.

This event is extremely physical. Being an RO is an opportunity to be a part of the event even if competing in it is beyond one’s ability. If you have medical expertise we have a medical team to put you on.

For more information on Competition Dynamics’ RO program, click here.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email zak@competition-dynamics.com

thanks
Zak

 

2014 SAC GEAR LIST PUBLISHED

Posted By: Zak Smith on May 17, 2014


The Required Gear List for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge is published. It is substantially identical to last year’s list.
These items are mandatory. There are no optional items on this list. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and removal from the course. Inspections can occur at anytime during the race. You may bring any additional items that are not prohibited by the rules. This list is not intended to name everything that will ensure success.
2014 SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE REQUIRED GEAR LIST

 

Magpul Dynamics' Director of Operations Cody Carroll to Assist with 2014 SAC

Posted By: Zak Smith on April 6, 2014


Magpul Dynamics’ Director of Operations Cody Carroll will assist CD this year with the course design and layout for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge. Competition Dynamics, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, promotes extreme world-class long-range and practical shooting competitions and adventure races in the Western United States. The Sniper Adventure Challenge, which debuted in 2012, is a 24-40 hour adventure race in which teams of two solve land navigation problems without the aid of GPS to cover a route of 25-50 miles while completing mental, physical, and marksmanship challenges throughout the event. In addition to helping with the course design, Magpul Dynamics will also pre-run the course in its entirety with two seasoned teams one week prior to the event to allow for minor changes. You can also expect to see plenty of loot on the table from Magpul if you make it to the end.

 

2014 SAC Maps now available from MyTopo

Posted By: Zak Smith on March 27, 2014


Maps of the area for the 2014 SAC are now available for ordering from MyTopo! Here’s the link,
http://www.mytopo.com/review.cfm?mytopoid=10876850FE8

(The event area is a subset of the area represented on this map.)

 

2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge Prep.

Posted By: Jeff Hamilton on February 17, 2014


Today, Zak and Jeff went up to work on the 2014 SAC preparations in Douglas, Wyoming. We checked property boundaries, talked to the land owners, and  had some fun.  

 

New venue for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge

Posted By: Zak Smith on December 15, 2013


The 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge will be held in Douglas WY on Sept 5-7th.

There will be some changes to the structure of the event but the spirit of the overall challenge will stay the same. A primary goal of these changes is to ensure that a majority of the teams get a chance to try all of the challenges/stages, but not decrease the “scale up” performance that the top team demonstrated in 2013.

There will be at least two divisions like last year.

Additional details will be posted soon. Registration will open in late Jan, after SHOT Show. D464_3411_img