SCTP Announces Trap’s Top Guns From Nationals

Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP)
Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation

Columbus, OH -(AmmoLand.com)- The top male and female athletes in Trap were recognized by the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) at the 2016 National Team Championships for their outstanding individual performances in each of its six competitive divisions.

Honored for their ability to break clay targets on the Trap fields at the SCTP Nationals were women shooters Carey Garrison (Crossville, Tenn.) of the Cumberland County Clay Crushers in the Rookie Division with 186; Ella Kurrus (Kirkwood, Mo.) of Team Henges in the Intermediate/Entry Level Division with 186; Jessica Strasser (Waterford, Wisc.) of the Waterford Wolverine Shooting Team in the Intermediate/Advanced Division with 198; Rebekah Schnitzler (California, Ky,) of the Northern Kentucky Scholastic Trap Club in the Junior Varsity Division with 197; Shannon McNeely (Bartlett, Tenn.) of the Arlington High School Trappers in the Varsity Division with 197; and Stephanie Beardsley (Glen Rock, Pa.) of the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters in the Collegiate Division with 195.

Among the men competing this year the top performances came from Landon Sievers (Batchtown, Ill.) of the Golden Eagle squad in the Rookie Division with 190; Connor Richardson (Munfordville, Ky.) of the Smokin Dragons in the Intermediate/Entry Level Division with 197; Tyler Allphin (Independence, Ky.) of the Northern Kentucky Scholastic Trap Club in the Intermediate/Advanced Division with 199; Max Bunning (Plymouth, Minn.) of the Wayzata Youth Clay Target Club in the Junior Varsity Division with 198; Sean Laurent (Arnold, Mo.) of Team Henges in the Varsity Division with 199; and Jordan Hintz (Burlington, Wisc.) of the Burlington High School Demons Shooting Team in the Collegiate Division with 199.

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 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 https://www.instagram.com/scholasticshootingsports @ScholasticShootingSports on Instagram.

About the SSSF:

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.

For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org.

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