For Nicholas Realuyo, Hard Work Results In Top Junior Title At 2-Gun Nationals

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posted on June 11, 2021
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At the inaugural USPSA 2-Gun Nationals, Team Hoppe’s junior shooter Nicholas Realuyo won the High Junior title with a final time of 412.52. The match was held Jun. 4–6 in Talladega, Ala. Realyuo competed along with teammate and mentor, action shooting champion Todd Jarrett, who finished second place overall in the Open division with a time of 357.94.

Jarrett and Realuyo were squadded together at the match and have been close friends since Realuyo was just eight years old. This positive relationship, along with Realuyo’s hard work and determination, helped pave the way for him to win High Junior while placing 12th overall in the Open division.

As a mentor and a friend, Jarrett said he was excited to see Nicholas Realuyo win his first Junior National Championship.

“I first met Nicholas and his brother several years ago at a junior camp I was teaching, and it was evident that both had amazing talent at such a young age. We’ve continued to work on the range together whenever we can, and it’s been fun to see their skills develop. Being on the same squad, it was definitely a benefit to discuss stage plans and feed off with them as I would seasoned veterans.”

Throughout the three-day match, more than 200 shooters took on 11 stages of fire, each designed to test their ability in both speed and accuracy. Jarrett was able to stay near the top of the leaderboard, finishing in second place while also being named High Senior. He reflected on the match, as well as the state of 2-Gun competition.

“Overall, I thought the stages were extremely well done and coming from the 3-Gun world, I thought each was well thought out and challenging. And while I fell a little short of my goal, to me the excitement around this match and its overall success is a strong indicator that more major matches like this will be coming back soon. And perhaps more importantly, 2-Gun matches are alive and well.”

Jarrett’s best stage was No. 2 “Tango,” with his score of 31.09 the best time for Open 2-Gun shooters. He relied on numerous Hoppe’s products to keep his gear running smoothly.

“For consistency and durability, there’s no other choice but Hoppe’s. It’s important to ensure that my firearms are well lubricated to help give me that competitive edge. With most PCC guns being blowbacks, they get dirty fast, and keeping them running is where Hoppe’s outshines the field.”

View the full results of the 2021 USPSA 2-Gun Nationals at the Practiscore website. Learn more about Hoppe’s at hoppes.com.


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