After much fear it would be permanently canceled, The Vortex Extreme Challenge was back this year and hosted in a new and better (IMO) venue! We traveled to Douglas, Wyoming to the Wagonhound Ranch to take part in this 2-day event. Friday night was filled with dinner, prizes and camaraderie from new and old friends and the much-anticipated race draw times. This year’s Vortex Challenge course was a bit longer than the previous years, and a bit more challenging with elevation reaching up to 7,500 ft. This was a big jump for us because we reside at around 2,300 ft. There also was an increase from 30 rounds to 70 rounds. Three cheers for more shooting!
The Prize tables were INSANE! so many amazing prizes!
Vortex Optic’s own Mark Boardman is MC’ing Friday nights events
After drawing a very late race time, we got lucky in a second chance drawing and ended up drawing a much better time of 8:00 am. This was seriously a blessing because it was over 100 degrees on Saturday :/
We got some great stuff from the prize table. Ryan can’t get enough MTN OPS and I got a super cute hat to wear the next day.
Pics before the race:
The course was very diverse with multiple shooting positions.
Lots and lots of walking…
And done! It kicked our butts, but a great time was had by all!
To learn more about the challenge, check out these videos:
To learn more about the Vortex Extreme, click here.