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2012 SCTP Season Shoot Results

 

SCTP National Championships
Sparta, Ill. July 17-21, 2012

The 2012 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championships were held from July 17-21, 2012 in Sparta, Illinois. The disciplines available were trap, skeet and sporting clays. The event attracted 1600 SCTP athletes from across the nation.

Arizona was well represented at the SCTP National Championships with 34 of our athletes vieing for championships.

Those 34 athletes were from the Ben Avery Clay Crushers, Brophy Broncos, Mohave Top Guns, Tucson Shooting Stars and White Mountain Clay Busters. Every single athlete, parent and coach represented themselves and the state very well.

Both team and individual awards were given at this event. The Ben Avery Clay Crushers took home many awards including three National Championships during the week (photo above). They had three different squads spread amongst the Intermediate Entry, Junior Varsity and Varsity Division. All three of the squads placed in skeet and sporting clays and stood at podium during the awards ceremony to receive their prize.

Below is a list awards wond by Ben Avery Clay Crushers by squad:

Intermediate Entry Division

  • Sporting Clays: 1st place
  • Skeet: 2nd place

Junior Varsity Division

  • Sporting Clays: 1st place
  • Skeet: 1st place

Varsity Division

  • Sporting Clays: 2nd place
  • Skeet: 2nd place

This year also marked the first year that an Arizona team has taken home a High School Division trophy. Brophy College Preparatory Academy (photo above and right) in Phoenix has introduced shotgun shooting as a sport at the school just like any other sport. These young men actually received a letter for being part of the varsity shotgun team. The Brophy Broncos shot all three disciplines very well and received 2nd place high-over-all for the High School Division.

 

We had many individual award winners including a third place finish out of the women in skeet for Jillian Hawes (photo above, far right) of the Tucson Shooting Stars.

 

Mohave Top Guns the Arizona Varisty state trap champions represented well, and had a team top score of 190 out of 200 by Forest KellerJack Cavender shot a 183 out of 200 to place 4th in the Nation for the Rookie Individual Trap Championship.  The rookie division is composed of 4th & 5th graders so there is no doubt that Jack Cavender is one of the young rising stars. 

White Mountain Clay Busters shot all three disciplines and did well competing. Nickol Moran shot a team top score of 181 out of 200 in skeet.

The last award of the night was given to the single athlete who had the most targets broken after the 5-day, 3-discipline event ended. Out of 1600 shooters, amazingly, it was two Arizona shooters that had tied for the highest scores of the week. Stephen Fuller (photo on right) and Colin Nielsen of the Ben Avery Clay Crushers both shot 570 out of 600. Stephen Fuller wound up winning the event based on long runs in trap.

These great scores do not happen by accident. These young athletes work very hard all year to reach this point. They can relax for a month or two and then it will be time to start preparing for the 2012-2013 season, which starts in October.

Congratulations to all those that competed in the 2012 SCTP Nationals, you did your club, the program, and Arizona proud. Keep up the good work.

For a complete listing of results from the 2012-13 SCTP National Championships, visit www.shooterpost.com.

For pictures taken at the event by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, check out their Facebook page.

Tucson Fun Shoot

Ben Avery Fun Shoot

Commission's Cup - Sporting Clays

On March 31, 2012 the Arizona Scholastic Clay Target Championship was held at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center.  It was a beautiful day with a clear skies and warm weather.  Three different flights took the field at different times of the day in this 100 target championship.  Squads of three shooters were compiled to compete for the Arizona SCTP Championship within their division.  Every athlete also competed for the Individual Championship of SCTP.

A record number of about 200 shooters attended this event with attendance from clubs as far as Sierra Vista and the White Mountains.  This programs success hinges on the support of parents and the many volunteer coaches.  As always the department would like to thank all of those families for assisting with another great event.  The scores are posted below by each division and congratulations to everyone.

Commission's Cup - Trap

On April 7, 2012 the Arizona Scholastic Clay Target Championship was held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club. It was a beautiful day with a clear skies and warm weather.

Shooters participated on 16 trap fields for this 200 target event. Squads of five shooters were compiled to compete for the Arizona SCTP Trap Championship within their division. Every athlete also competed for the Individual Championship of SCTP.

A record number of more than 200 shooters attended this event with attendance from clubs as far as Lake Havasu and the White Mountains. This programs success hinges on the support of parents and the many volunteer coaches. As always the department would like to thank all of those families for assisting with another great event. The scores are posted below by each division and congratulations to everyone!

 

Commission's Cup - Skeet

On April 21, 2012 the Arizona Scholastic Clay Target Skeet Championship was held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club. It was a beautiful day with clear skies and very warm weather. This day did mark one of the first 100 degree days of the year.

Shooters participated on 8 skeet fields for this 100 target event. Squads of three shooters were compiled to compete for the Arizona SCTP Skeet Championship within their division. Every athlete also competed for the Individual Championship of SCTP.

About 150 shooters attended this event with attendance from clubs as far as Lake Havasu and the White Mountains. We had some great scores and even a perfect 100.

This program's success hinges on the support of parents and the many volunteer coaches. As always the department would like to thank all of those families for assisting with another great event. The scores are posted below by each division and congratulations to everyone!

This was the last major shoot of the 2012 SCTP season which caps another great and safe season.

 

International Championships

The Arizona Scholastic Clay Target Program International Championship was held on April 28th & 29th, 2012 at the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club. The Arizona State Junior Olympics were held in conjunction with this shoot.

All properly registered SCTP members qualified for both awards and also the top three shooters for each discipline received an automatic invitation to Nationals. This process is the pathway to the Olympics!

The three disciplines offered were International Skeet, Bunker Trap and International Doubles Trap.

The amount of registered athletes was surprisingly low and we hope to find more shooters for next year’s International Championship. All athletes need to remember that participating in this shoot is one of the key steps to possibly reaching the Olympics. Click here to find out more information on how to reach the Olympics. If the Olympics are not your goal then by participating you will meet great people and learn another fun and challenging discipline.

The scores from out 2012 SCTP International Championship are attached below.

 

 

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