COLUMBUS, Ohio –-(Ammoland.com)- Iowa’s North Scott Trap Team is on a roll picking up a third national title with its 898 target victory in the Varsity Division of Handicap Trap at the 2016 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships.
Held July 9-16 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, nearly 2,200 athletes representing 28 states faced more than 961,000 clay targets during eight days of competition in the shooting disciplines of Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays.
The North Scott squad was led by Eric Long of Davenport with 188, followed by Andrew Troje of Donahue with 181, Michael Mohr of Long Grove with 177, Drew Bjustrom of Eldridge with 176 and Kyle Coomer of De Witt with 176.
Missouri’s Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters delivered a second place finish for the Show-Me State by just two targets behind North Scott breaking 877 of their 1,000 targets. Trey Stephens of St. Charles led the way with 186. Mitchell Box, Ethan Johnson and Jake Hoffman, all three from St. Charles, added 184, 174 and 164 targets, respectively. Lucas Rosenmiller of Old Monroe broke an additional 169 targets for his squad.
Iowa’s Maquoketa Cardinals placed third with 875 targets, led by Samuel Fowler and Lane Dundee of Maquoketa with 184 each. Kaden Waack and Alex Trentz, also of Maquoketa, broke 181 and 167 targets each. Isaiah Miller of Baldwin added the final 159 to the target total to secure third place.
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 13,700 students and more than 2,900 coaches from 43 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.
For more information about SCTP and SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org. You can also follow SCTP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShootSCTP or @ScholasticShootingSports on Instagram.