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Author: SSSF Staff

2019 SCTP National Raffle Winners

We would like to officially announce the winners of the 2019 SCTP National Raffle, drawing held Saturday July 20th 2019 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in front of the grandstands.

Teams that took part in this national raffle were part of a group that raised over $80,000 for their own teams’ expenses as well as the SCTP’s Scholarship Program!

Firearms were donated from the following supporting Industry leaders and included the top prize of the Kolar Low Max Over/Under shotgun:

Kolar Arms – Blaser USA – Browning – Beretta – SKB – CZ USA – Legacy Sports Intl.

Please patronize these fine firearm manufacturers and dealers as they show year after year their support of the SCTP, its teams, athletes and coaches!

We plan on starting next years raffle a little sooner so that teams can participate and utilize these funds earlier in the shooting year. Look for the SCTP National Raffle to begin around the 1st of March time-frame and may include some more VERY exciting prizes!

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

SCTP National Gun Raffle Winners!
Kolar Low Max
Won by Brad Simms of Des Moines, Iowa

Blaser F-16
Won by Kathy Orr of Palm Harbor, Florida

Browning Citori
Won by Mike Lingsch Hamilton, Ohio

Beretta 690
Won by Leslie Washatko of Antigo, Wisconsin

CZ All American
Won by Mark Stuchel of Earlham, Iowa

SKB 90TSS
Won by Sue Holtzman of Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Howa 6.5 Creedmoor
Won by Steve Meek of New Market, Tennessee

These drawings were held Saturday, July 20th at the beginning of the Trap and HOA awards in front of the grandstands at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

All winners must furnish an FFL for us to ship these firearms.

SCTP National Raffle Ticket Sales (Team) Winners!
Below are the teams that sold the most SCTP National Raffle tickets and the amount of MidwayUSA Foundation deposited team endowment funds earned for that team!

Congratulations!

1.            Mid-Carolina Young Guns, SC – $8,000
2.            Dugger Union Clay Shooters, IN – $7,000
3.            BHS Demons Shooting Team, WI – $6,000
4.            Western Mass Clay Crushers, MA – $5,000
5.            Ft. Lee Duster, VAs – $4,000

We would like to thank all the teams that took part in this years National Raffle and hope this helped provide some additional funding for your team!

Hunt Giant Whitetails in Iowa! – Nonresident Tag Auction to Benefit SCTP

Iowa is considered by many to be one of the premier white-tailed deer hunting destinations in the United States. Dreams come true in the Hawkeye State every year as hunters consistently harvest mature, corn fed bucks that reach well over 200″. Getting a tag, however, is easier said than done. Now you can guarantee your tag and promote state and local conservation efforts through the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program Non-Resident Deer Tag Auction, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

This auction is for One Iowa Special Non-Resident Deer Tag, good Statewide for Archery, Gun season one, Gun season two, or the Late Muzzleloader season during either 2019 or 2020 Iowa deer season (hunter’s choice). The deer tag includes 1 ‘any sex’ deer and 1 ‘antlerless’ deer. For seasons and hunting information, go to: http://www.iowadnr.gov/

The auction for this tag begins on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00PM CST and ends on Friday, September 13 at 7:00PM. View the online auction and place your bids at eBay.

The winner of the auction receives a tag that includes 1 any-sex deer and 1 antlerless deer. This non-resident deer tag is good statewide; however, Landowner Permission is required before hunting on private land.

The tag may be used either in the coming 2019-2020 season, or next year in the 2020-2021 season. The hunter must declare which year and one of the following standard seasons at the close of the auction and no later than September 25th, 2019. 2019-2020 season dates can be found at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/DeerHunting.aspx . 2020-2021 dates have not been confirmed at this time but will be similar to 2019-2020 dates.

WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS AUCTION?
The Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program, Inc. is committed to supporting organized youth, high school and collegiate clay target shooting programs across the state of Iowa. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the primary functions of Iowa SCTP, Inc. are to raise money and provide funding and financial support to Iowa programs and their coaches. With support provided by our sponsors, Iowa SCTP, Inc. and its volunteer board of directors has been able to provide funding and therefore more opportunities to new school-based teams, coaches and shooting athletes. To learn more go to www.iowasctp.org

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program in Iowa and across the United States. SCTP is a youth development program 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. For more information go to www.sssfonline.org

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is also Iowa’s leading state conservation agency who works hand-in-hand with the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program to promote youth shooting sports and wildlife conservation across the state. Their programs enhance all of Iowa’s conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities. You can learn more at:http://www.iowadnr.gov/

Interested in being notified for upcoming Iowa tag auctions? Contact us at info@sssfonline.com

Photo credit Jeff Barnes, Iowa DNR

2019 Nationals High Overall Team Endowment Funding

As another year closes and all National Championships are now complete, we are announcing the top High Overall (HOA) winners from this year’s SCTP National Championships.

We will be awarding MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding for the top 4 teams in each of the HOA divisions as follows.

2019 Trap High Overall Winners at SCTP National Championships

Main Event HOA, High School only HOA and Trap only HOA. $60,000 will be awarded to these team’s accounts!

The funding will be as follows, 1st place – $8,000, 2nd place – $6,000, 3rd place – $4,000 and 4th place – $2,000. This will be for each HOA discipline for a total of $60,000!

See complete event results on our website here…

We want to thank all the teams that participated at this years National Championships and look forward to another record-breaking year coming up!

If you missed this year’s event please mark your calendars for our 2020 nationals July 11-18 at the Cardinal Shooting Center!

HOA Winning Teams
Main Event (Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays)
1st Place – Lake Oconee Shotgun Team, Georgia
2nd Place – Central Georgia Elite Shooters, Georgia
3rd Place – Blackwood Team, Texas
4th Place – Forest City Gun Club, Georgia

High School HOA (Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays – High School Teams Only)
1st Place – Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team, Texas
2nd Place – Central Falcons, Wisconsin
3rd Place – North Scott Trap Team, Iowa
4th Place – Ankeny Centennial Jaguars, Iowa

Trap Only HOA (16 yard singles, Handicap and Trap Doubles)
1st Place – North Scott Trap Team, Iowa
2nd Place – Ankeny Centennial Jaguars, Iowa
3rd Place – Golden Eagles, Illinois
4th Place – Waterford Wolverines, Wisconsin

About the National Championships
Complete information, participation, statistics and stock photos can be found at: https://sssfonline.org/news/media/

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Awards Over $100,000 in Scholarships

Rafe Nielsen (left) presents Grace Marlen a scholarship check at the SCTP National Championships. Grace shot a 200 x 200 with a Browning and won a shoot-off with two others to claim the prize July 20 at the Cardinal Shooting Center

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation through their Scholastic Clay Target Program and their Scholastic Action Shooting Program awarded 126 youth athletes over $100,000.00 in college Scholarships through their scholarship program and at the 2019 National Championships in Marengo, Ohio last month.
 
Tom Wondrash, National Director noted, “this is the first time our combined programs were able to award our Youth Athletes and their families over $100,000.00 in college scholarships. We could not have done it without the generous support of our program sponsors who continue to step up and support this initiative”.
 
In addition to the scholarships awarded to SCTP and SASP youth athletes that apply for these awards,at this years National Championships special scholarships were awarded by Browning, Beretta, and Blaser USA. In order to be eligble, athletes must have shot a Browning shotgun in 16 yard singles trap, a Beretta shotgun in the skeet event or a Blaser shotgun in the sporting clays event.

Winners of those scholarships include:

  • Browning Trap: Grace Marlen (St. Louis, MO), $7,600
  • Beretta Skeet: Graham Eubanks (Eatonton, GA) $4,000
  • Blaser Sporting Clays: Baylor Garland (Eatonton, GA), $5,000

 “The smiles on the faces of our athletes that are awarded college scholarships makes it all worthwhile” said SASP National Director Rick Leach. “College is such a significant financial commitment for all our youth athletes and their families. These college scholarships, no matter what the amount are something the youth athletes themselves can contribute to the effort”.
 
For a complete list of all the 2019 SCTP and SASP College Scholarship winners, click here.

Membership Renewals and Registration Reminders for New Competition Season

Greetings SCTP and SASP Coaches,

As a reminder, September 1st marks the beginning of a new season with the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Programs. Membership renewals for coaches and athletes are required to retain member benefits including liability insurance, use of the SSSF SHOT system and eligibility to participate in all of the great SCTP and SASP events at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, membership is required to take full advantage of all of the SCTP/SASP deals and promotions and fundraisers as well as camp opportunities, scholarships and the All Scholastic Team.

NOTE: If starting a new team, the head coach and/or team administrator should initiate these steps. In most cases the head coach/team administrator will also coordinate registration for all members of their local team. New teams are encouraged to watch our video tutorial on how to register.

Requirements for team and volunteer registration are as follows:

  1. Login to the SHOT System to create your new team and register your first coach.
  2. Create (new teams) or update (returning teams) your information on the SHOT System. See video tutorial for more information.
  3. Additional coaches / volunteers must be added through an invitation process in the SHOT System. Please watch our video tutorial on how to add a new coach or volunteer to your team.
  4. Pay your $35 registration fee for each volunteer. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  5. Ensure your background check is current (a new check is required every two years) by logging into the SHOT system to verify the last date approved.

Requirement for registration of all athletes are as follows:

  1. Complete and return a 2019/2020 athlete consent/waiver form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete. Head coaches must keep a copy of the signed form and return the original to the program office listed on the form.
  2. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Sportsmanship Contract form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  3. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Medical Consent form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  4. Update the athlete information pages in the SHOT system. Ensure all contact information is correct and update the School Class and Classification information for each athlete.
  5. Pay the $25 athlete registration fee for each athlete. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  6. Join and/or renew memberships with the National Governing Bodies (NGB) for skeet (NSSA), sporting clays (NSCA) and / or trap (ATA). NGB membership is a requirement to participate in SCTP state, regional and national championship events. PLEASE join or renew through the SHOT system as a portion of the membership fees sold through the SHOT system are retained for the SCTP Scholarship Program.

Thank you for your participation in the SCTP and SASP! If you have any questions on the registration process please contact your state advisor, regional program representative or national program staff member.

Be safe, have fun and enjoy another great season!

Sincerely,

Your Scholastic Action Shooting and Scholastic Clay Target Program Staff

The 2019 Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships Adds New Names, Accomplishments and Credentials to the Record Books

If you were anywhere near central Ohio last week, it was easy to see and feel that something “special” was taking place. The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) was in full force from July 13th thru July 20th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio

 
The SCTP Program had its largest event on record with over 6,300 entries in Skeet, Skeet Doubles, Trap, Trap Doubles, Handicap Trap, Sporting Clays, and Bunker Trap. 2,343 athletes, coaches’ volunteers, and family’s from 240 teams and 30 states showed up to be part of the almost 2 Million targets that were thrown for competition, practice and side games……the most in SCTP history!
 
Grace Marlen became only the second female athlete in SCTP history to shoot 200 straight at Nationals (Reanna Frauens did it in 2018) in addition to winning the $7,600 Browning College Scholarship!
 
AND…, the sweltering heat and humidity contributed to another unique National Championship title, the largest number of bottles of water ever consumed at an SCTP National Championship event.

 
Of course, Congratulations to all our 2019 National Championship Individual and Team winners. Many teams came to the Cardinal Center to defend their previous year titles and left holding the “top spots” again for 2019. Still, many of this year’s individual and team winners were on the podium for the first time. It was easy to see that all our SCTP teams had worked hard all year to get ready for the intense competition that is always a part of their National Championships.
 
The Cardinal Center and staff were fantastic again this year and for everyone involved it was an amazing week! It’s now time to start planning for our next record setting National Championship event, July 11-18, 2020!

 
For a complete list of the 2019 SCTP winners, click the Results Tab on the menu bar of the www.sssfonline.org website.

About the National Championships
Complete information, participation, statistics and stock photos can be found at: https://sssfonline.org/news/media/

Eldridge, Iowa’s SCTP North Scott Trap Team Looking for More 1st Place Finishes

The North Scott Trap Team are heading to the 2019 SCTP National Championships in Marengo, Ohio focused on adding to their 2018 accomplishments. Last year, at the 2018 SCTP National Championships, North Scott Trap Team finished first in Handicap Trap Doubles for the 3rd year in a row, First in Trap Singles High School, First in High Overall, and First Place in Skeet for the 2nd year in a row.

North Scott Senior Varsity Red squad members Andrew Troje, Hunter Frerichs, Jaydon Biles, Hunter Block, and Thomas Keeshan leave the field after a round of trap singles. The squad fired a 496×500 in the first half of the 1,000 target squad event on July 19.

Eleven (11) athletes, their parents and coaches have made the trip and are excited to get started. The North Scott team has 65 athletes in the program, ranging from 6th grade to College.

North Scott Senior Varsity squad member Andrew Troje fires on a target during the trap singles event.

North Scott Head Coach Eric Long talked about his team’s chances for 2019. “This year our theme has been “a perfect effort” each time we take the line.  We understand that in a sport of perfection we will not always be perfect, but we do give a perfect effort every time and that is what has driven this group of athletes to succeed at the national level. I am proud and honored to be part of this program and to be able to watch these athletes move through our program and to wherever their next chapter takes them after high school.”

The North Scott Trap Team is very active in the community, participating in many civic events throughout the year. In addition, the team has an active fundraising effort to make sure the resources are there for regional, state and of course the National Championship trips.

Look for the North Scott Trap Team’s athletes at the top of the leaser board again this year!

Photo Credit: Hayley Wilson Photography

About the National Championships
Complete information, participation, statistics and stock photos can be found at: https://sssfonline.org/news/media/

Last Woman Standing

One of the most popular attractions at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships each year is the elimination style competition called Last Competitor Standing – often called “Annie Oakley”.

This elimination-style shoulder to shoulder competition is so popular the SCTP offers it on Wednesday and Friday during the National event.

For the last two years in a row, SCTP has found a modern day Annie Oakley at Wednesday nights’ competition in a young lady named Reanna Frauens from Corral Springs, Florida. Frauens, the 2018 champion bested nearly 400 other competitors on Wednesday to regain her crown this year.

Wednesday Night’s Last Competitor Standing Champion Reanna Frauens

The Cardinal Shooting Center trap fields were lined up with shooters of all ages and sizes to compete for some great prizes and the ultimate title of last man or lady standing. The elimination process continued until only one man and one lady shooter remained.

In a head to head battle of the sexes competition, 1st Place Ladies Division Champion, Frauens, bested Men’s Division Champions, Gavin Wright and was awarded a case of Winchester ammunition and gift certificate for a set of custom earplugs.

Prizes were also awarded to the Top 8 Finishers in the Men’s and Ladies Division and the Top 2 Finishers in the College Division.

LADIES          
  • 1st Reanna Frauens FL Quail Creek SKB IS300 – Belt Buckle
  • 2nd Madeline Corbin WI Sauk County Youth Shamrock Leather Shooting Bag
  • 3rd Gianna Patti PA Mason Dixon Claybusters RE Ranger Phantom Shooting Glasses
  • 4th Ava Downs WI Muskego Warriors Shamrock Leather Shell Holder – 2 case Ammo
  • 5th Raylee Bishop IA Ankeny Centenial Shamrock Leather Shell Holder – 2 case Ammo
  • 6th Olivia Krauss MI Fudd Dusters 2 – Case Winchester Ammo
  • 7th Makayla Scott NC Carolina Clays 2 – Case Winchester Ammo
  • 8th Amber Hadley MI Lowell Red Arrows 1 – Case Winchester Ammo
MEN         
  • 1st Gavin Wright WI Beaver Dam SKB IS300 – Belt Buckle
  • 2nd Triston Schroder MI Fudd Dusters Shamrock Leather Shooting Bag
  • 3rd Cody Miller WI Central Falcons RE Ranger Phantom Shooting Glasses
  • 4th Ricky Fabry WI Muskego Warriors Shamrock Leather Shell Holder – 2 case Ammo
  • 5th Kolby Pinkerton WI Muskego Warriors Shamrock Leather Shell Holder – 2 case Ammo
  • 6th Levi Crook GA Central Georgia Elite Shooters 2 – Case Winchester Ammo
  • 7th Kyren Kain MI Flat River Conservation Club 2 – Case Winchester Ammo
  • 8th Austin Rechlin WI Jefferson Sportsmans Club 1 – Case Winchester Ammo
COLLEGE         
  • 1st Eric Long IA Shamrock Leather Shooting Bag
  • 2nd Justin Miklaszewski WI 2 – Case of Winchester Ammunition
  • 3rd Aimee Spiering WI 1 – Case of Winchester Ammunition

Congratulations to all the Top Finishers in each division and good luck to all those who compete in Friday evening’s Last Competitor Standing competition!

Photo Credit Hayley Wilson Photography

Sparta, Georgia’s Lake Oconee Shotgun Team Looking to Stay on Top at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) 2019 National Championships!

Twenty seven (27) Youth Athletes from the Sparta, Georgia Lake Oconee Shotgun Team are here at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio with one goal in mind! Equal or better that 2018 performance at the SCTP National Championships at the 2019 SCTP National Championships. In 2018, Team Oconee was the HOA Team for all three shotgun disciplines, trap, skeet, and sporting clays. In addition, Lake Oconee finished 4th overall in trap.

Steve Lane, Head Coach of the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team says, “our team worked very hard this season to prepare for the National Championships. Most of our athletes have returned from last year so we are heading into the Cardinal Center ready to perform at our best”.

In addition to the 27 athletes, Lake Oconee Shotgun Team has almost all the parents and even a few grandparents make the trip to support their youth athletes.

The Lake Oconee Shotgun Team has athletes from 5th grade through seniors in high school. Three of the team’s seniors are graduating this year, two of those graduating seniors will be members of the  Emanuel College Shotgun Team following graduation.

More Ways to Compete and Win Than Ever at the 2019 SCTP National Championships

SCTP Teams from across the United States (29 states to be exact) are planning, packing, practicing, and getting ready to head with their families, teammates, and friends to the 2019 SCTP National Championships being held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, July 13-20, 2019.

“We may reach that 2 million target mark!” Said SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “That’s 11-12 Semi loads of Clay Targets thrown in just this week! This will be the largest National Championship in the history of the SCTP and I’m sure White Flyer (manufacturer of the clay targets and founding sponsor) is quite pleased to see this!”

Teams will be competing in Trap, Skeet, Skeet Doubles Sporting Clays, Double Trap, Handicap Trap and Bunker Trap. Most would think that would be enough however for 2019, SCTP has added several additional competitions for SCTP Teams to participate in including…

Make A Break Competition – Athletes have a chance to win a case of ammo each day by competing in the ever popular Make A Break! Winners will be awarded daily and the finalists will compete head to head on Saturday, July 20 where the grand Prize winner will receive a Fabarm XLR 5 Velocity 12ga.

Skeet Doubles Competition – Athletes that compete in Friday, July 19th’s event of Skeet Doubles at the SCTP Nationals, will have the opportunity to have their number drawn to compete Saturday for a final round of Skeet Doubles and have the chance to win the Beretta A400 Action KO shotgun being donated by Beretta for this event! At the end of competition on Friday, several numbers will be posted and those athletes whose scores end in that number will be eligible to shoot another round of Skeet Doubles where the highest shooter will win the Beretta Shotgun!

Last Competitor Standing– All athletes are eligible to compete in the Last Competitor Standing events being held Wednesday evening after opening ceremonies as well as Friday evening after awards ceremonies for Handicap Trap, Trap Doubles and Bunker Trap. Wrist bands to compete are only $5 and athletes will have a chance to win firearms from our partners at Legacy Sports and SKB Shotguns! A total of 6 guns to be given away along with many other great prizes including about 60 cases of ammo, shooting glasses compliments of RE Ranger, leather shooting bags from Shamrock Leather and much more!

In addition, SCTP youth athletes, families and friends can enter the 2019 SCTP National Raffle where over $30,000.00 in prizes will be won including a Kolar Max O/U Shotgun and 6 additional guns. And like last year, individuals or teams can participate in the Flurry Shoot where prizes will be awarded every day.

For more information on the 2019 SCTP National Championships visit www.sssfonline.org.

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