Arkansas -(Ammoland.com)- The second week of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regional finals is now in the books. Almost 190 teams competed in this week’s AYSSP east regional tournament.
The Cabot Panthers Trap Team A won the junior division and the Corning Senior Squad 1 won the senior division. The regional tournament was held May 8-9 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation firing range at Jacksonville.
Two more regional tournaments will be held in the coming weeks, followed by the state finals June 5-6 at Jacksonville. The top 16 teams from each region will compete in the state finals. During competition, junior high teams shoot 125 rounds and the senior high teams shoot 250 rounds.
During the junior competition, Ryan Bowen of Jacksonville, Preston Bitely of Cabot, Chandler Conyers of Corning and Justin Clay of Arkansas Baptist each shot a perfect score of 25. In the senior competition, Zach Hensley of Cabot, Hallie Hankins of Cabot, Reece Thaxton of Gosnell and Chase Myers of Cabot each shot a perfect score of 50. All of the competitors will be competing for the State Champion of Champions title during the state competition.
The AYSSP is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program that encourages youth to learn to shoot shotguns safely while enjoying the outdoors. To learn more about the AYSSP or to become a coach, visit www.agfc.com to download a brochure or contact Chuck Woodson at 501-230-4738.