By Paul Erhardt
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Participation at the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation’s 2015 National Team Championships is broad reaching with 28 states represented.
Nearly three quarters (74.1%) of the 2,800+ shooters come from just five states.
Here’s how athletes from the SSSF’s Big 5 break out.
The Volunteer State accounts for 25.3% of all athletes with 601 competing in SCTP (24.4%) and 109 (31.6%) in SPP.
The home of the World Shooting & Recreational Complex, the Land of Lincoln sent 484 (19.6%) of shotgunners and 40 (11.6%) of the pistol competitors.
The Badger State athletes came to shoot with 371 (15.0%) in SCTP and 47 (13.6%) in SPP.
The Hawkeye State rolled in with 200 (8.2%) of the SCTP athletes and 29 (8.4%) of those in SPP.
The Show-Me State showed up with 202 (8.2%) SCTP competitors, and despite not having any shooters in the SPP Nationals they still hold down fifth overall on this list.