The week of July 15 -20 The SCTP National Championships were hosted at the World Shooting Complex n Sparta, IL. Over 1850 participants were present to attempt to bring home the Gold to their states.
The skeet event was a 200 target event with three man squads representing each school for a total of 600 targets per squad.
Our varsity squad of Noah Adair, Turner Carlisle and Hunter King Placed first in the High School open division and are the National Champions.
The JV squad of Rhett King, Brandon Pitz and Jack Makin placed second in the High School Open Division for silver.
In the varsity division we placed second for silver only two targets out of first place! The JV squad of Rhett King, Brandon Pitz and Jack Makin placed first and are National Champions; this is their third time winning a national championship in the past three years. The second varsity squad of Olivia Jackson, Michaela Carder and Mack Koon had a strong showing with a score of 563/600 and were only one target out of being on the podium for the High School Open Division.
The Intermediate Advanced squad (middle school) of Richard Barfield, Blake Keefe and Harrison Tew made a good showing with an eighth place finish for the middle school. Their score was 525/600.
Individual Skeet Titles:
Collegiate Skeet: third place Cody Philips 195/200
Ladies Varsity Skeet: 2nd place Michaela Carder 193/200
Varsity Skeet: Noah Adair 4th place was in an eight way tie for second198/200
JV Skeet: first place Rhett King 197/200
JV Skeet: third place Brandon Pitz 196/200
Ladies IA Skeet: 6th place Leigh Waldrop 168/200
The trap event was a 200 target event with five man squads for a total of 1000 targets per squad. Our trap squad was made up of Ashton Terry JV, Jakob Hunsinger JV, Chad Smith JV, Leigh Waldrop IA and Harrison Tew IA. They had a great showing at their first National Championship and we are very proud of their accomplishments with an 865/1000.
Individual Trap Titles:
Ashton Terry had a strong 195/200 for a three way tie for 9th.
Leigh Waldrop had a strong 174 for an eleventh place finish in Ladies.
IA division Harrison Tew had a 182/200 in IA
In a competition called Last Man Standing we had two that finished strong. With over 500 competitors on the fields, Leigh Waldrop made it down to 15th place and Jakob Hunsinger made it down to 7th place to bring home a nice prize.
In sporting clays we had one competitor, Mitch Hart, who shot a great score of 179/200 and he also shot a strong 195/200 in skeet.
We are proud of all our athletes and their accomplishments at the State and National levels. A big thanks to the HCST coaches, Greg Carlisle , Mike Jackson, Mike Carder, Jim Pitz, Jess Ward, Mark Hall, Cody Philips, Bill Glisson and Randy Phillips for all their hard work and dedication preparing these fine athletes.
A special thanks to the Wagon Wheel Sporting Club for being our home club and hosting our practices. Thanks to all the parents, the support we receive from the school system and the HC community.