USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) West Coast International Conference Championships took place this past weekend, Jan. 17-18 2015, in Tucson, Ariz.
High school and college students gathered at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club for a weekend of competition, sport, and fellowship.
ACUI invited local high school juniors and seniors to shoot in a High School Division. The high school students shot alongside college students from University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Schreiner University college trap and skeet teams. ACUI awarded endowment money for college teams that received the following rankings: High Overall ($7,500), Runner up ($5,000), and Third place ($3,000).
Remington McBee of Schreiner University Trap and Skeet took first place in the college male international skeet event. In second and third place, respectively, were Perry Miller and Justin Dombrowski, both from Arizona State University Shooting Sports. The high school event winners were Joseph Witty, representing Prescott Bird Busters, and Morgan Thompson from Saint Augustine Catholic High School Clay Targets.
In the College International Trap event, Jordan Dombrowski from the Arizona State University Shooting Sports won gold for the male division. Second place went to Remington McBee, Schreiner University, followed by Perry Miller from Arizona State University Shooting Sports. In the female division, Aeriel Skinner of the University of Arizona Sonaran Shotgun Club blew away her competition to take first place in the College Women’s International Trap event. Tayler McNeil, Glendale Community College, and Micaehla May, University of Arizona, were not far behind. High school winners were teammates Gabriella Griffin and Tyler Taylor of the Ben Avery Clay Crushers.
The Individual HOA (Highest Overall Award) went to Aerial Skinner for the collegiate women’s division, Remington McBee for the collegiate men’s division, Joseph Witty for the men’s high school division, and Gabriella Griffin for the women’s high school division.
The College Team Skeet HOA award went to Arizona State University Shooting Sports. Likewise, the collegiate team HOA award for trap was the University of Arizona Sonaran Shotgun Club. The High School Team Trap HOA award was won by the Arizona Dust Devils Team. The High School Team Skeet HOA 1st place was awarded to the Prescott Bird Busters.
ACUI would like to thank the MidwayUSA Foundation for providing endowment funds for teams. With their support, as well as the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield, ACUI’s program continues to reach new students and teams across the country.
ACUI would also like to thank the Tucson Trap and Skeet Youth Fund for cosponsoring the high school event and for their donation to the program.
- Arizona State University Shooting Sports
- University of Arizona Sonaran Shotgun Clun
- Glendale Community College
- Schreiner University Trap and Skeet
- Saint Augustine Catholic School Clay Targets
- Ben Avery Clay Crushers
- Prescott Bird Busters
- Arizona Dust Devils Team
ACUI has organized the collegiate clay target championships for 46 years. The Clay Target Collegiate 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.
Partners for the ACUI Clay Target Program:
- Benefactor Partners—MidwayUSA Foundation and MidwayUSA.
- Title Partners—National Rifle Association / Education and Training Division, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Texas State Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association Foundation, QMAXX AK, National Sporting Clay Association, Winchester Ammunition, Able Ammo / Bornaghi Shot Shells, and Beretta USA.
- Gold Sponsors—Promatic Traps, National Rifle Association / Collegiate and School Programs, ATK-Federal, USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports, US Army Marksmanship Unit, Brazos County 4-H & Texas A&M University Booster Club, White Flyer Targets, USA Shooting, and Shooting Sports Consulting.
Founded in 1914, ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services. ACUI considers its clay targets program not only a place to practice skills and compete with student athletes, but a place where leadership opportunities abound and scholarships are awarded. It is a living, breathing community on campus, on the field, and at events.