Allen Eagles bring back SCTP Texas High School State Championship Title
Guest blog by Richard Scott and the Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team
This past weekend, June 11-13, 415 fifth through twelfth graders competed in the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s 2021 Texas State Shotgun Championships in San Antonio at the National Shooting Complex.
More than 143,000 targets and 5,720 boxes of shotgun ammo decided individual, squad, and team state champions in American Skeet, American Trap, and Sporting Clays. Medals, trophies, and belt buckles were awarded to athletes in grades 5-12 competing in their respective classifications. For most, this was the peak of their season having battled the elements throughout the 6-month league which started back in November 2020. The final stop in their season will be at SCTP National Championships July 14-17 in Marengo, OH competing against 3,000+ shooting athletes from across the nation.
The following Allen High School students have been named the top 5 athletes in each discipline for the State of Texas and were named to the All-State-Team representing Texas at Nationals are Varsity Co-Captain-Owen Lyons (Trap & Skeet), JV Captain-Dylan Little (Skeet), Brandon Martin (Sporting Clay), Cole Anderson (Trap), and Logan Martinez (Skeet). They will compete at Nationals in Ohio next month.
Not only do Allen Eagles excel on the field but they excel in the classroom too. The following Allen Eagle athletes were named to the National SSSF All Scholastic Team: Samantha Gott (Varsity Co-Captain), Allison Hayes, Dylan Little (JV Captain), Brandon Martin, Logan Martinez, and Nick Welch.
The Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team won the High School High Overall (H.O.A.) Team Championship by a margin of 51 targets out of 1,500 over the Dripping Springs High School Team, followed by 3rd place Spartan Clay Target Team, 4th place Grace Cougars of Tyler, with Southlake Carroll High School Clay Target Team in 5th place.
Allen’s, Cole Anderson, shot an amazing 99/100 and tied for first in American Trap which required a shootoff. He fought hard in the heat and ended up with the Silver medal. Another outstanding performance was by our very own Brandon Martin who shot a perfect round of Sporting Clay. He went 100/100 to clinch the GOLD for Varsity Men’s Sporting Clay.
“Every year, we graduate a bunch of great shooters and fool ourselves into thinking we’ve seen the best of the best. But each year, a new crop of young shooters step up to the plate and raise the bar,” noted Eagles head coach Jason Anderson. “We just reload.”
Allen had a host of individual and squad award winners too!
SUPER SPORTING Squad: GOLD-Nick Welch, Brandon Martin, Joseph Ferraro: Varsity Men’s GOLD-Nick Welch, BRONZE-Brandon Martin: Varsity Lady SILVER-Samantha Srodulski: JV Men’s Squad: David Pedison, Grant Pursifull, Tyler Stelmach: Intermediate/Advanced Squad: SILVER-Andrew Staehling, Lucas Wilton, Jadyn Pendleton: Intermediate/Advanced Lady: SILVER-Jayden Pendleton
SKEET Team: SILVER-Owen Lyons, Dylan Little, Logan Martinez, Garrett Koch, Nick Welch: Varsity Squad: GOLD-Owen Lyons, Logan Martinez, Tristan Christensen: Varsity Men’s BRONZE: Owen Lyons: Varsity Lady: BRONZE-Samantha Srodulski: JV Squad GOLD: Dylan Little, Tyler Stelmach, Grant Pursifull: JV Men’s: BRONZE: Dylan Little: Intermediate/Advanced Squad: SILVER- Carson Jennings, Jadyn Pendleton, Andrew Staehling: Intermediate/Advanced Lady Athlete: SILVER Jadyn Pendleton BRONZE- Nevaeh Dobrenic
SPORTING CLAYS Team: BRONZE-Brandon Martin, Nick Welch, Trenton Christensen, Dylan Little, Samantha Srodulski: Varsity Squad: BRONZE-Brandon Martin, Nick Welch, Joseph Ferraro: Varsity Men’s: GOLD-Brandon Martin: JV Squad BRONZE: Dylan Little, Grant Pursifull, Tyler Stelmach: Intermediate/Advanced Lady Athlete: SILVER- Jadyn Pendleton
TRAP Team: SILVER-Cole Anderson, Owen Lyons, Trenton Christensen, Logan Martinez, Dylan Little: Varsity Squad: GOLD- Cole Anderson, Owen Lyons, Karsen Fontenot, Garrett Koch, Joseph Showah: SILVER- Trenton Christensen, Logan Martinez, Joseph Ferraro, Brandon Martin, Nick Welch: Varsity Men’s: SILVER – Cole Anderson: Intermediate/Advanced Squad: SILVER-Carson Jennings, Jadyn Pendleton, Justin Anderson, Lucas Wilton, Andrew Staehling: Intermediate/Advanced Men’s: GOLD-Carson Jennings: Intermediate/Advanced Lady: BRONZE- Jadyn Pendleton