CEBUANO sharpshooter Roygbiv “Roy” Barro ended the year with a bang as he racked up several titles in Manila despite months of hiatus caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) scare.
Barro returned to the firing range only in November when the restrictions slowly eased up after the total sports lockdown since March to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The 20-year-old practical shooter showed no sign of rust when he topped the juniors’ category of the 18th Mac Mac Cup in Plaridel, Bulacan held on November 28 to 29.
He then bagged another juniors’ crown in the Las Piñas CPS Shoot staged in Muntinlupa on December 2. Three days later, he stamped his class in the Team One 93 Shoot in Binangonan, Rizal.
Barro, a football varsity player of De la Salle University where he is a consistent Dean’s Lister, sustained his hot streak by ruling the juniors category and emerging as the overall champion in the standard division of the 2nd LTFRB Chairman’s Cup last Dec. 12 to 13 in Batangas.
Barro then helped his mother gun club, the Laguna-Practical Shooting Group (LAG-PSG), to a fourth place finish overall in the standard division of the 24th Battle of the Gun Clubs last Dec. 9 to 13 at the Armscor Firing Range in Marikina City.
In the individual result of the tournament that drew the country’s best practical shooters, Barro came out No. 22 overall among the top sharpshooters in the Philippines.
Barro attributed his success to his rigid training regimen under LAG-PSG’s guidance.
“It’s because of my training in LAG-PSG and my discipline while we’re still on lockdown. In training, I’ve been assessed by the honorable members of LAG-PSG and the top sharpshooters in the whole Philippines like Alfredo “Jun Cats” Catalan, Johann Abanilla, Aldrin Gonzales, Evelyn Woods, Genesis Pible, Lito Pible and the world champion BroTecson,” said Barro. (RSC)