The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) announces a partnership with USA Shooting in producing two divisional International Bunker Trap and International Skeet events as well as a special showcase event just prior to the ACUI National Championships.

These three events have been added to the ACUI 2012-13 shooting calendar. The West Coast International Championships will be held Feb. 1–3, 2013 at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, AZ, the East Coast International Championships will be held March 9–11, 2013 as part of the Army Strong Event at Ft. Benning, GA and the ACUI – USAS International Shootout will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio TX.

The ACUI–USAS International Shootout will be a flagship event prior to the start of the actual ACUI National Clay Target Championships. The top 6 men and women, International Bunker Trap Shooters and the top six men and woman, International Skeet Shooters from both the East and West Coast Divisional Championships (total of 48, 24 from each discipline) will compete on Wednesday at the National Shooting Complex. The top three individuals in each discipline, men and women’s, will receive awards and the winners of the Trap and Skeet events will receive invitations to join the USAS National Development team providing they shoot a minimum qualifying score!

ACUI is excited to partner with USAS and support athletes who are interested in following the “Olympic Path.” “We hope that these partnered events will attract attention to USA Shooting programs and will increase participation in International-Style Competition. These events will increase opportunities for future Olympic athletes,” said Michael Theimer, youth programs and athlete development manager for USA Shooting.

These new events do not impact the traditional ACUI International Skeet event held on Thursday, March 28 or the Wobble Trap event held on Friday, March 29.  As in the past both of these traditional events are open to any competitor that registers and these traditional events are the events that factor into the HOA awards.

ACUI has also announced that, in partnership with Larry and Brenda Potterfield, endowment money will be given away at all of the 2012–13 Clay Target Championship Shotgun Bowl Series tournaments.

ACUI has organized the collegiate clay target championships for 45 years. The CTC Shotgun Bowl Series was created to provide additional opportunities for competition closer to participating campuses, thereby allowing full team roster Participation. To learn more about ACUI, call 4422.ACUI.CT (442.222.8428) or visit www.acui.org/claytargets

For more information, please contact Jake Dawes, recreational and leisure activities coordinator, at 812.245.8058 or jadawes@acui.org or Russ Arnold at 817.690.6194 or rga@ss-consulting.org

Image courtesy USA Shooting

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