Local paintball team gets high marks in competition
The Rocky Mountain Archery and Paintball range became the scene of an amateur shoot-out as Craig’s Team Chaos shot their way to a third-place finish.
For Justin Perce, Bill Bingham, John Garcia and Joe Garcia, better known as Team Chaos, the Grand Junction-based tournament was their first try at a paintball competition and they had little expectations of making it to the finals.
They have only had the paintball guns since Christmas and had only played around with them, never facing the reality of paintball war.
“Really we thought we’d be on the road within two hours from the start of the competition,” John Garcia said. “But we went in acting like we knew what we were doing and just kept on winning.”
Team Chaos rolled through amateur and professional paintball warriors alike and into the finals not sustaining a loss until their second-to-last competition.
Through the open courtyard and the maze in the middle of the Rocky Mountain paintball range Team Chaos picked off opponents, the primary goal of the game.
The team finally fell in the finals but came back in the double elimination tournament to score a win in the third-place match.
“It was a lot of fun,” Garcia said. “We’ll most likely head back this Friday to compete again.”
Team Chaos hopes in the future they won’t have to travel 150 miles just to compete. The team is looking for local paintball players from around Moffat County to organize their own skirmishes and dispel the bad press paintball aficionados have gotten in recent months.
“We’d love to organize a competition or get together with others who are interested in the sport,” Garcia said. “We’re just trying to find more people interested.”
Those interested in paintball competitions can contact John Garcia or the rest of Team Chaos at Axis Steel at 824-3256.
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