Several cowboys and cowgirls from the Long Nine Cowboys enjoyed the 2012 Midwest Classic which attracted 140 shooters from over a dozen states at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois, on April 26 – 28, 2012. See Photos
The match included the 5-stage Illinois Black Powder Championship and a 3-stage Wild Bunch Match on Thursday, followed on Friday and Saturday by a 10-stage Main Cowboy Match with fun and whacky stages that had LOTS of choices for shooting them.
The event included a Friday night Pizza Party with Side Match Awards and lots of door prizes, 2 Lunches, and an Awards Night 50’s Party added in as well.
How did we do? We all came home with awards! The buckles went 2-deep and 3-deep in some categories:
Boben Weev – 3rd B-Western in Main Match and Posse Leader
Don Jorge – CLEAN! 9th Overall and 2nd 49er in Main Match
Lady Viper – Top Overall Lady Wild Bunch and 2nd Lady 49er in Main Match
Lt Dan – CLEAN! 2nd Gunfighter in Black Powder Match and 2nd Gunfighter in Main Match
Marshal J.D. Oak – CLEAN!
Miss Weev – CLEAN! 2nd Lady Silver Senior
Results for the 2012 Midwest Classic Main Match are posted below so you can see who attended and how everyone did overall. We don’t have results to post of the Black Powder or Wild Bunch matches.
For those of you who may have heard about one of our fellow shooters, Les Hitts, who collapsed at the Friday evening dinner, Sgt Eli posted this update on his friend and asks for your thoughts and prayers as the condition worsened on Sunday:
At the Midwest Classic Friday night pizza party Les fell out of his chair. He thought he had just fallen asleep and then fell out of the chair. I knew it wasn’t that and we got him convinced to take the ambulance ride to the ER. They gave a diagnosis as a probable TIA. He came back and shot with us Saturday. Everything was OK. Sunday, he and his wife were driving home and it happened again. She got him to the ER. They have now shipped him to Barnes Hospital in St.Louis. It is an aneuryism near the heart. He’s dodged a couple, and couldn’t be in better hands now, but keep him in your thoughts, he is definitely one great guy we don’t want to lose.