Bramwell says Jamaica ready for good showing at Pan American Handgun Championships in Florida Featured

By Sports Desk September 12, 2022 1506

The 2022 Pan American Handgun Championships are set for September 15-22 in Frostproof, Florida and member of the Jamaican delegation, Ryan Bramwell, says the team is well-prepared for a good showing.

“We look forward to a great event and will represent our club and country to the best of our abilities,” Bramwell said.

The event is an International Practical Shooting Council (IPSC) level four match that is held every three years and comprises the regions of the USA, Canada, The Caribbean and South America. The last edition of the championships was held in Kingston in 2018.

Originally scheduled for 2021 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is expected to be the largest IPSC match held in this hemisphere with 700 shooters from 25 countries registered.

Jamaica, with a 26-member strong team, will be sending the largest delegation they have ever sent to an international match.

“It promises to be the largest Pan American Hand Gun Championships ever held,” said Bramwell.

“We’ll be competing in four divisions: production optics, production, standard and open. We’ll also be competing in individual and team categories as well as categories of overall senior and lady categories. Lesgar Murdock, Andy Yapp and myself are the three senior shooters that will be leading the charge and we’ll also have a set of talented individuals such as Adrian Randle, Alrice Palmer and Darin Richards, to name a few, who’ll  be pushing hard for medals. On the ladies side, our best female shooter, Yeonnie Campbell, is also looking for a medal in the production division,” he added.

The full teams are as follows:

  1. Open: Lesgar Murdock, Rory Wilson, Alberto D’ascola, Ryan Gourzong, Bernard Lawrence.
  2. Standard: Andrew Yap, Paul Dixon, Ellsworth Dixon, Owen Campbell.
  3. Production: Yeonie Campbell, Sanjay Welsh, Matthew Smith-Barrett, Florence Golding.
  4. Men’s Production Optics: Ryan Bramwell, Alrice Palmer, Adrian Randle, Andre Oddman, Darin Richards, Arjun McPherson, Michael Wilkinson, Robin Rickhi, Thomas Hall.
  5. Lady’s Production Optics: Renee Rickhi, Sasha Mullings, Kayla Keane, Shayon Francis.

Bramwell also noted that the postponement was a positive for the team because it gave them more time to prepare.

“During that time, we’ve been much better able to prepare for the event and the new shooters are now better prepared for a match of this magnitude. The competition that we will come up against will be of world class quality,” he said.

Jamaica will also have 10 officials at the Championships, six of whom will represent the International Range Officer Association (IROA) and the other four represent the National Range Officer Institute (NROI).  

IROA officials: Lennie Moulton, Al Stewart, Gregory Wong, Keith Miller, Latoya Wright, Evan Medley

NROI Officials: Rohan Wilson, Charlton Vanriel, Rohan Wallace, Tanya Stewart.

Jamaica will also be sending a team to The World Shoot scheduled for November this year in Thailand. 

 

 

 

 

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