COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the Jacksonville (Fla.) University Sporting Clays, Skeet & Trap Team picked up their second national title during competition at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships with their win in the Collegiate Division in Doubles Skeet. Earlier in the match Jacksonville shooters claimed the Doubles Trap title.
Breaking 276 out of a possible 300, the Jacksonville University squad was led by Joseph DeYoung of Grand Rapids (Mich.) with 95 followed by Brett Ollila of Leesburg (Fla.) with 92 and Parker Woodring of Carmichaels (Pa.) with 89.
Held July 8-15 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, more than 2,300 athletes representing 29 states faced over one million clay targets during eight days of competition in the shooting disciplines of Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays.
Second place in the division went to the Georgia squad from Brookline. Morgan E. Goette of Milledgeville led the team breaking 93 of 100 targets, followed by Micah Aultman of Milledgeville with 90 and Taylor McCoy of Soperton with 82.
Jacksonville University's second squad rounded out the top three with a final target count of 258. Benji Felder of Jacksonville led with 90, followed by Sean Hensley of Lake Panasofkee with 88 and Matthew DeBord of Belleview with 80.
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is a youth development program in which adult coaches and other volunteers use the shooting sports of Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays, as well as the Olympic disciplines of Bunker Trap, Trap Doubles and International Skeet to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. Nationally, there are nearly 14,800 students and more than 3,300 adult volunteers across 45 states participating in the Scholastic Clay Target Program.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (SSSF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the National Governing Body for the Scholastic Clay Target Program. SCTP was started by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in 2001.
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