Shelby Township, MI -The 1st Round of The U.S. Olympic Trials for Shotgun took place this past week at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Complex in Kerrville, TX and Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) athletes Vincent Hancock, Jon Michael McGrath, T.J. Bayer, Granger Dewitt, Brandy Drozd, Morgan Craft, Cailtin Connor and Hannah Houston absolutely dominated the Skeet Divisions. Of the Top 12 spots (Top 3 in each Division) in Men’s Skeet, Junior Men’s Skeet, Women’s Skeet and Junior Women’s Skeet, 10 spots were captured by these individuals.

In Men’s Skeet, Vincent Hancock finished 1st with 271 targets and Jon Michael McGrath finished in 3rd Place, just 4 targets behind.

In Junior Men’s Skeet, T.J. Bayer finished 1st with 238 targets and Granger Dewitt finished 3rd with 237 targets.

SCTP athletes swept Women’s Skeet with Brandy Drozd finishing 1st, Morgan Craft finishing 2nd, and Caitlin Connor finishing 3rd.

In Junior Women’s Skeet again Brandy Drozd finished 1st, Morgan Craft was in 2nd, just one target behind, and Hannah Houston finished 3rd.

The 2nd Round of the U.S. Olympic Trials will take place in May 2012 in which scores from both rounds will be tabulated and selections for the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be determined.

USA Shooting is the National Governing Body for Olympic Shooting Sports in the United States. The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is the Official Clay Target Youth Development Program of USA Shooting.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) across the United States, including participant registration, coaches, state coordinators, state and national championships, promotion, communications, websites, public relations and growth strategies The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation exists to raise funding and other resources for Youth Development Programs in the shooting sports industry.

SCTP is a youth development program where adult coaches and volunteers model sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, and team work while using shooting sports programs to teach these and other positive life skills to SCTP athletes.

To learn more about SCTP call (586) 737-0805 or visit their website at www.shootsctp.org.

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