On Nov. 16, the Texas Sentinels Foundation gathered with supporters at Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton, Texas for its Lock-N-Load Fall Invitational Tournament. The event was the second sporting clays tournament befitting the nonprofit foundation focused on supporting Wounded Warriors in Texas.
Wounded Warriors and U.S. veterans were paired with Texas Sentinels Foundation supporters and sponsors during the team shooting event, and awards for performance were announced once the results were tabulated.
Rick Storey, who participated on the Hercules Offshore Inc. team, shot a perfect 100, winning the tournament’s top individual Highest Overall Award.
Todd McKenna, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who participated on the Loma Linda Ranch team, scored 76 and won the tournament’s individual Military Highest Overall Award.
Shannon Fish, who participated on the Operations Excellence Group LLC team, scored 77 and won the tournament’s individual Female Highest Overall Award. Her score was higher than most of the men who participated.
Tactical Firearms won first place for a combined team score of 399, topping the best of the Class AA. Second place in the Class AA went to Hercules Offshore Inc. who had a combined team score of 389 and third place in the Class AA went to the H.L. Flake Security Hardware company team.
Boots and Coots won first place for Class A with a combined team score of 339. Second place in Class A went to MW Cox Consultants with a combined teams score of 320 and Loma Linda Ranch Team 2 won third place in the Class A with a score of 312.
Heineken USA won first place for Class B with a combined team score of 237. Second place in Class B went to Wings Over Houston who scored 232 and third place went to the Rice Owls football team who scored 230.
Supporters of the Texas Sentinels Foundation made this tournament a success.
Official tournament sponsors were: RE/MAX of Texas, Spirit of Texas Bank, Hercules Offshore, Boots & Coots, Apache, H.L. Flake Security Hardware, Wings Over Houston Airshow, Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Loma Linda Ranch, Tactical Firearms, The Operations Excellence Group, RE/MAX Real Estate Associates, Crown Trophy, MW Cox Consultants, Finance Home America, Dr. Pepper, Monster Energy, Dos Equis, Heineken, Texas Roadhouse, Pitt’s and Spitt’s, Rebecca Creek, Enchanted Rock, Steel Horse Cookers Sterling McCall Toyota and NBD Graphics Inc.
Sterling McCall Toyota was the Cowboy Breakfast sponsor.
Many individuals from sponsorship organizations and the general public came out to the event to help support Wounded Warriors.
Texas Rolling Thunder, an organization that escorts the bodies of fallen soldiers in Texas, was there with a motorcycle display and American flags. Gary Peterson and Pat Thompson served as the organization’s key leaders during the event.
Carson George brought the Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall Scholarship Fund display to the Texas Sentinels Foundation event. The Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall, supported by the Texas Rolling Thunder organization, is a mobile tribute to the men and women from Texas who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001.
Volunteers at the event included:
|Al||Leissner||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Al||Menconi||Spirit of Texas Bank|
|April||Rasco||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Bill||Roach||Wings Over Houston|
|Brandon||Moeller||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Brandon||Vos||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Brian||Miller||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Brian||Parker||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Carson||George||The Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall|
|Casey||Kruse||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Celia||Lozenski||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Charles||El-Moussa||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Chuck||Becker||Black Elk Energy|
|Dana||Tuggle||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Danna||Furnace-Grimes||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Denise||Moore||RE/MAX Fine Properties|
|Ed||O’Neal||LTC Ed O’Neal – Purple Heart Club|
|Ellen||Fendley||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Erica||Menconi||Spirit of Texas Bank|
|Frank||Gray||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Gary||Peterson||Texas Rolling Thunder|
|Isaac||Gonzales||Infinity Commercial Lock Service|
|Jacob||Furnace||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Janis||Roach||Wings Over Houston|
|Jeanne||Filip||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Laura||Cook||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Lynette||Barnett||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Mike||Sumerlin||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Mohsin||Syed||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Nancy||Dalton||Spirit of Texas Bank|
|Pat||Thompson||Texas Rolling Thunder|
|Paul||King||Texas Land & Development Co.|
|Philip||Leung||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Richard||Filip||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Sonya||Meshell||Spirit of Texas Bank|
|Steve||Lombardi||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Susie||Barlow||Texas Sentinel’s Foundation|
|Tamara||Johnson||RE/MAX of Texas|
|Tanya||Gonzales||Infinity Commercial Lock Service|
|Tim||Ross||RE/MAX of Texas|
Photos taken by Brandon Vos and Philip Leung, volunteers with RE/MAX of Texas.