I had a great time at the US Steel Shoot in Georgia! I shot on Wednesday and Thursday, and I’m pretty happy with how I did. I had the pleasure of ROing a squad on Friday afternoon and I had a blast. Although tiring, it was a great experience to RO during Nationals. There are two major highlights of the shoot: Tony Martin’s “Cole Busch Fan Club” shirt and when the Range Master called out my name. Tony’s shirt can give anyone a good laugh but nothing beats the feeling I had when my name was called. It felt like someone stabbed me right in the guts… but in a good way. The best way to describe it is a brief flash of joy and anxiety mixed together. I’m also going to admit that I almost yelled out “sir” like how I would at a Taekwondo belt testing or graduation. I was excited to place, but I was anxious about the fact I had to walk in front of people. I was totally not prepared! I couldn’t stop smiling after I received my plaques.
I would like to say thank you to all the match sponsors! I love the timer I picked up off the prize table. Thanks to everyone that ran the match. The match ran well and it was stress-free!
Special thanks to my sponsors:
Hunters HD Gold
Extreme Tactics and Training Solutions
Striplin Custom Gunworks