USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Each year at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Team National Championships, young shotgun shooters line up shoulder to shoulder for what may be the single largest Last Competitor Standing (aka “Annie Oakley” or “Knock Out”) trapshooting competition in the world!
The 2016 SCTP Nationals in Marengo, Ohio, proved no different when 525 and 810 young athletes toed the 27 yard line on July 13 and July 15th respectively.
Three skilled high school seniors earned college scholarships compliments of the National Rifle Association (NRA) as follows:
- $1,000 Ellie Winder – IL
- $1,000 Riley Denes – OH
- $2,000 Zachary Smith – MO (winning both Wednesday and Friday’s competition)
“The NRA has been a longtime supporter of all shooting sports, including the youth shotgun sports,” said Bill Poole, managing director of education and training for the NRA. “We are extremely proud to support one of the finest youth shooting programs in the country, the SCTP. We sincerely hope that our support has made a difference in the future of shooting!”
“We embrace the dedication and longtime support of the SCTP,” said SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash. “The funding provided by the NRA for college scholarships is crucial in the development and building of our program and its athletes!”
View all of the Last Competitor Standing winners here. You can also check out the drone footage from Wednesday night’s competition compliments of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation:
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.