What a weekend! The Oklahoma State IDPA match was great. The attitude and spirit of the safety officers, staff, and shooters was truly refreshing. I've been to several sanctioned matches with John (as a spectator) and never felt at ease as I did this weekend. I was nervous about shooting such a big match so soon. But, no one cared that I was new and shooting in my first big match. There were no snickers as I raced towards the record for the most points down. I truly enjoyed myself.
I have to give super-mega-kudos to the staff. They were fabulous. I did not hear one complaint. I did not witness one bit of drama. Great job to Match Director Curt Nichols and his team for putting together a first-class match.
Looking at my score I totally sucked eggs. However, I had a big ah-ha moment when John shared his infinite wisdom as we discussed the weekend:
John: Stop that. You want to do a triathlon, right?
Tracy: Yeah, why?
John: Do you expect to win the triathlon?
Tracy: (laughing) Are you kidding? I just want to finish!
John: (Making "crazy face.")
Tracy: Got it.
Bottom line... I had a great experience this weekend. Videos to come later this week. Stay tuned.