Shelby Township, MI – Vincent Hancock, a member of the USA Shooting National Team and former SCTP National Champion equaled his own Pan American Games record with a score of 147/150 to win the Gold Medal for the United States in the Men’s Skeet in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Taking the silver medal is Guillermo Alfredo Torres from Cuba with a score of 145/150 and Juan Miguel Rodriguez also from Cuba posted a score of 142/150 to claim the bronze medal.  The United States already has a maximum of two Olympic quota places and the high marks posted by the Cuban team will mean that Cuba will have a participant in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Hancock is a member of the elite United States Army Marksmanship Unit stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. He climbed the ranks shooting in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and was a member of three National Championship teams from the State of Georgia.  Vincent Hancock is from Eatonton, Georgia and he is also the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Skeet.

SCTP is the Official Youth Development Clay Target Program for USA Shooting, the National Governing Body for Olympic shooting sports in the United States.

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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