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Athletes Complete Season, Begin Lifetime Outdoors

Your support converts athletes into lifelong outdoorsmen and women­—at the range and in the blind. The Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program’s State Championships is one of the largest amature shotgun shooting sports events in the nation.

During the third week in June, more than 1,300 student athletes from all corners of the state converged on Nashville to compete in the 2018 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships, at the Tennessee Clay Target Complex.

The event spanned five full days of co-ed competition in three shotgun shooting sports disciplines: trap, skeet, and sporting clays. More than 70 titles for individual, squad, and team performance were up for grabs.

“Tennessee SCTP is proud of all our athletes—and the coaches and parents who support them. These young men and women are not only accomplished on the shooting sports fields but also academically,” said Andrew Peercy, Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program manager. “The athletes performed exceptionally well and impressed the spectators with their skill, determination, and sportsmanship.”

The governing body of the sport in Tennessee is the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, an initiative of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. The program introduces youth to the shooting sports and recruits them into an outdoor lifestyle.

“We’re excited to see many Tennessee SCTP athletes move on to the 2018 National Championships, July 14-21, and we are confident they will represent the state of Tennessee and our program well,” said Andrew. “Not only do these youth represent the shooting sports, but they also represent the future of outdoor sports, conservation, and wildlife in Tennessee. That’s exciting.”

Sportsmanship was on display on the sidelines too as athletes, coaches and parents were able to enjoy some fun and lighthearted competition throughout the week. The Fun Shoot saw coaches challenging each other and parents challenging their athletes. A portion of the proceeds was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of an athlete currently receiving treatment there. Winners received Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards.

Crazy Quail was a hit again this year with participants testing their reflexes to hit targets that fly, at random, in almost any direction. Crazy Quail’s sponsor Barrett had its line of premium shotguns available for participants to try. Barrett also donated a shotgun for a drawing among athletes. The Barrett Sovereign BX-Pro Sporting shotgun went to Dale CollinsThis year’s recipient of the Barrett Sovereign  BX-Pro Sporting shotgun was Dale Collins.

Last but not least, Last Competitor Standing, sponsored by Gamaliel Shooting Supply, awarded the top male and female competitors for three nights each night with $250 gift cards.

Many of these young shooting sports athletes will mature into avid outdoorsmen and women, who ultimately will lead and fund conservation efforts in Tennessee and around the country. Participation in Tennessee SCTP not only fosters all the qualities of sportsmanship and safe firearm handling, it also provides a path into investing in wildlife and natural resources.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program athletes on a successful season and impressive showing at the State Championships!

 

2018 State Championships Winners

 

SKEET

Dalton Dodd

Logan Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rookie/Intermediate Grand Champion

Single highest individual score.

Dalton Dodd, Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)

Junior Varsity/Varsity Grand Champion

Single highest individual score.

Logan Ward, South Gibson County Shooting Sports (Gibson Co.)

Rookie Team

  1. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)
  2. East Tennessee Straight Shooters (Greene Co.)
  3. Str8 Shooters Clay Team (Hamilton Co.)

Intermediate Entry Level Team

  1. South Gibson County Shooting Sports (Gibson Co.)
  2. McKenzie Shooting Sports (Weakley Co.)
  3. Haywood Young Guns (Haywood Co.)

Intermediate Advanced Team

  1. Haywood Young Guns (Haywood Co.)
  2. Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  3. Webb Feet (Marshall Co.)

Junior Varsity Team

  1. Str8 Shooters Clay Team (Hamilton Co.)
  2. Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  3. South Gibson County Shooting Sports (Gibson Co.)

Varsity Team

  1. Henry Co. No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  2. Santa Fe Sharpshooters (Maury Co.)
  3. Haywood Young Guns (Haywood Co.)

Collegiate Team

  1. Bethel University (Carroll Co.)
  2. University of Tennessee – Martin (Weakley Co.)
  3. County Wide Shooting Sports (Giles Co.)

 

SPORTING CLAYS

Miles Simons

Jacob Travis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rookie/Intermediate Grand Champion

Single highest individual score.

Miles Simons on Webb Feet (Marshall Co.)

Junior Varsity/Varsity Grand Champion

Single highest individual score.

Jacob Travis on Clarksville Christian School (Montgomery Co.)

Rookie Team

  1. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)
  2. East Tennessee Straight Shooters (Greene Co.)
  3. Str8 Shooters Clay Team (Hamilton Co.)

Intermediate Entry Level Team

  1. South Gibson County Shooting Sports (Gibson Co.)
  2. McKenzie Shooting Sports (Weakley Co.)
  3. Clarksville Academy (Montgomery Co.)

Intermediate Advanced Team

  1. Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  2. Haywood Young Guns (Haywood Co.)
  3. Franklin High School (Williamson Co.)

Junior Varsity Team

  1. Str8 Shooters Clay Team (Hamilton Co.)
  2. Monroe County (Monroe Co.)
  3. William Blount Shooting Team (Blount Co.)

Varsity Team

  1. Clarksville Clay Target Association (Montgomery Co.)
  2. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)
  3. Str8 Shooters Clay Team (Hamilton Co.)

Collegiate Team

  1. Bethel University (Carroll Co.)
  2. University of Tennessee – Martin (Weakley Co.)
  3. County Wide Shooting Sports (Giles Co.)

 

TRAP

Wyatt Freels

Hunter Satterfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rookie/Intermediate Grand Champion

Single highest individual score.

Wyatt Freels on N2Dust Shotgun Sports (Anderson Co.)

Junior Varsity/Varsity Grand Champion

Single highest individual score.

Hunter Satterfield on Middle Tennessee Christian School (Rutherford Co.)

Rookie Team

  1. Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  2. Lewis County Trap (Lewis Co.)
  3. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)

Intermediate Entry Level Team

  1. South Gibson County Shooting Sports (Gibson Co.)
  2. Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters (Jefferson Co.)
  3. Collierville High School Trap Team (Shelby Co.)

Intermediate Advanced Team

  1. Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  2. Zion Christian Academy 4-H Shooting Sports (Maury Co.)
  3. Hardin County Hitmen (Hardin Co.)

Junior Varsity Team

  1. Cannon County High School Trap (Cannon Co.)
  2. South Gibson County Shooting Sports (Gibson Co.)
  3. FACS Trap (Shelby Co.)

Varsity Team

  1. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)
  2. Middle Tennessee Christian (Rutherford Co.)
  3. Coffee County ClayBusters (Coffee Co.)

Collegiate Team

  1. University of Tennessee – Martin (Weakley Co.)
  2. Bethel University (Carroll Co.)
  3. County Wide Shooting Sports (Giles Co.)

 

COMBINED HIGHEST OVERALL

Awarded to the individuals and teams who shoot the highest score totaled from all three disciplines.

Rookie Individual

  1. Connor Webb on Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)
  2. Ryder Bassham on Zion Christian Academy 4-H Shooting Sports (Maury Co.)

Rookie Team

  1. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)

Intermediate (Entry Level and Advanced) Individual

  1. Dalton Dodd on Henry County No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  2. Wyatt Freels on N2Dust Shotgun Sports (Anderson Co.)

Intermediate (Entry Level and Advanced) Team

  1. Henry Co. No Fly Zone (Henry Co.)
  2. McKenzie Shooting Sports (Weakley Co.)

Varsity (Junior Varsity and Varsity) Individual

  1. Jacob Travis on Clarksville Christian School (Montgomery Co.)
  2. Minmay Pup on Spring Hill Clay Target Team (Williamson Co.)

Varsity (Junior Varsity and Varsity) Team

  1. Cumberland County Youth Shooting Sports (Cumberland Co.)
  2. Str8 Shooters Clay Team (Hamilton Co.)
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