Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) shooters got a taste of Olympic-style shooting at the 2014 SCTP National Team Championships for International Disciplines at the International Shooting Park near Colorado Springs, CO.
Competitor numbers for the July 24-29 event doubled last year’s totals. Bunker trap had 90 registrations, with 44 for International Skeet and 55 for International Double Trap.
In addition to squad and individual awards for the three disciplines, four athletes earned positions on the USA National Junior Team as a result of their scores:
Roe Reynolds – Bunker Trap
Myles Walker – Bunker Trap
Nic Moschetti – International Skeet
Hank Garvey – International Double Trap
The four athletes winning spots on the USA National Junior Team were presented blue USA Shooting jackets by Todd Graves, former Olympian and current USA Shooting National Shotgun Coach, during an awards banquet where shooters received medals and awards for their accomplishments.
Also attending the banquet and recognizing the shooters were Mike Theimer, USA Shooting Director of Youth Shooting; Lloyd Woodhouse, former Olympian and legendary USA National Coach; Dave Johnson, USA Shooting Director of Operations; and USA Shooting members Nick Boerboon and Morgan Craft.
Gold Medal winners include:
|Squad – Open||Tampa Bay Clays (FL)|
|Squad – Senior||Des Moines Clay Crushers (IA)|
|Individual Men’s Collegiate||Clayton Moniot||Kansas City Crushers (KS)|
|Individual Boys Senior||Nic Moschetti||TSSC Bears (CO)|
|Individual Boys Intermediate||Dillon Romero||Cody Clay Crushers (WY)|
|Individual Girls Senior||Molly Sheehan||Minute Man Sharpshooters (MA)|
International Trap Doubles
|Squad – Open||Arizona Outdoor Sports (AZ)|
|Squad – Senior||Minute Man Sharpshooters (MA)|
|Individual Men’s Collegiate||Jordan Hintz||BHS Demons (WI)|
|Individual Boys Senior||Hank Garvey||Minute Man Sharpshooters (MA)|
|Individual Boys Intermediate||Sam Lama||Centerburg Youth SS (OH)|
|Individual Girls Senior||Madelynn Bernau||Waterford H.S. Trap Team (WI)|
|Squad – Open||U.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)|
|Squad – Senior||CTC-Tennessee Blue (TN)|
|Individual Men’s Collegiate||Myles Walker||BHS Demons (WI)|
|Individual Boys Senior||Roe Reynolds||Central Ark. Shotgun Team (AR)|
|Individual Boys Intermediate||Gabriel Shandles||U.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)|
|Individual Boys Rookie||Joshua Vega||U.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)|
|Individual Girls Senior||Grace Hambuchen||Central Ark. Shotgun Team (AR)|
|Individual Girls Intermediate||Logan Smith||U.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)|
See full scores and results at http://bit.ly/SCTPScores.
Sherry G. Kerr
Image courtesy Perry Hintz