Shelby Township, MI – Seven former SCTP athletes, Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, GA), Jon Michael McGrath (Tulsa, OK), Josh Richmond (Hillsgrove, PA), Brandy Drozd (Bryan, TX), Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, LA), Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, AK) and Morgan Craft (Hughesville, PA) all of whom are currently members of USA Shooting’s elite shotgun team will try to defend their home-field advantage beginning Sunday, March 25, when action in the 2012 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup gets underway in Tucson, Ariz.

USA Shooting (USAS) is expecting more than 250 competitors to participate in the weeklong event. With shooters from 42 countries and a strong U.S. squad, the action is expected to intense as the ISSF kicks off its 2012 World Cup season.

The Tucson Trap & Skeet Club, an official USAS Certified Training Center, will host the shoot that will serve as one of three final World Cup stops contested prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Shooters will compete in one of three events; Trap, Double Trap and Skeet.

SCTP is the Official Youth Development Clay Target Program for USA Shooting.

About USA Shooting

USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. For more information visit www.usashooting.org

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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