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Hunter’s Blend Coffee gives back to SCTP Scholarships

For everyone who has been to Nationals, you know how refreshing a cold or hot coffee from Hunter’s Blend Coffee can be. You also know how long the lines can get too! You can get some of their excellent coffee at home by ordering online at the link below. Any purchases of regularly priced products when using that link will also have 10% donated back to SCTP Scholarship Fund!

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2022 SCTP National Championships updates and changes!

The SCTP National Championships are right around the corner, and we want to make sure everyone is aware of some changes and modifications to this year’s tournament!

International Dates – July 4-10

July 4: I-Skeet PET

July 5: I-Skeet 75 targets competition

July 6: I-Skeet 50 targets competition followed by match finals & Awards

July 7: Bunker Trap PET

July 8: Bunker Trap 50 targets competition

July 9: Bunker Trap 50 targets competition

July 10: Bunker Trap 25 targets competition followed by match finals & awards

*We are looking for referees for I-Skeet and Bunker Trap – please contact Terri DeWitt at bluerockcoaching@Icloud.com

American Discipline Dates – July 9-16

Skeet – Rotation #1 July 9/10

Rotation #2 July 11/12

Rotation #3 July 13/14

Sporting Clays – Rotation #1 July 9/10

Rotation #2 July 11/12

Rotation #3 July 13/14

Trap – Rotation #1 July 13/14

Rotation #2 July 15/16

Trap Doubles / Handicap Trap – Rotation #1 July 9/10

Rotation #2 July 11/12

Rotation #3 July 13/14

Skeet Doubles – Shot Friday, July 15 only!

Kids and Clays Charity Shoot

5-Stand will be available July 13 & 14

Sporting Clays can be shot either July 15 or 16

Make A Break – Shot all week with finals shot on Saturday, July 16

Just a reminder, all squadding is done through your team’s head coach. Please do not contact the National Office for squadding, changes or times!

College Day – Will be Friday, July 15 in the “Hitters Building” from 9am – 5pm

Some changes for this year’s tournament:

We have added another Sporting Clays rotation on July 9/10, to help accommodate all of the teams and athletes arriving early! 5pm rotation Sporting Clays is a last resort only!

We have added another flight to the Trap competition on July 13/14

Awards ceremonies for Skeet-Sporting Clays-Handicap Trap-Trap Doubles will be Friday evening July 15

Awards ceremonies for Skeet Doubles-Trap-Trap HOA-HOA Awards will be Saturday evening July 16

IMPORTANT: anybody not wanting to be around large crowds or leaving the tournament early can pick up their awards at the Trophy room from 9-noon, July 15 or 16!

SORRY! But we are unable to provide Super Sporting at this years National Championships. We will however be able to provide a side event “5-Stand” for the first 4 days of the Nationals!

Golf Cart Rentals Please contact Brenda at Eagle Golf Car eaglegolfcars@aol.com

Do not wait until the last minute or you will not be able to get one!

COACHES!

National Championship “pre-registration” will start May 6th and end May 16th.

Registration information is available by clicking here

Coaches pre-registration form


New Award Group!

Many teams across the country have asked us to change to “Team Scoring” for the National Championships. While we do not want to make any changes without getting nearly 100% support, we have decided to add this award group so that coaches could get a better feel for “team Scoring”!

This year, we have added a new award called the “SCTP Team Award”!

The SCTP Team Award will be calculated by using that teams top 5 scores for Trap, top 5 scores for Skeet and top 5 scores for Sporting Clays. Also known as “Team Scoring”.

(This is the same method used for the High School Awards, College Awards, and the HOA Awards)

30 additional awards, 10 in each discipline!

This will include the Senior Division (JV & Varsity) 1st through 5th places with trophy and medals

As well as the Intermediate Division (Rookie, IE & IA) 1st through 5th places with trophy and medals

Ammunition will be available on site!

We look forward to seeing you all at this year’s National Championships in July!

Your SCTP Team!

SCTP International Team shines at 2022 ACUI National Championships

Title photo courtesy of Emily Rasmussen. Sarah Schwacher, Damien Stewart, Emily Rasmussen

The ACUI Collegiate National Championships concluded in San Antonio after a week long competition schedule encompassing both international and american clay target disciplines. The Winchester-sponsored SCTP International Team had quite a good showing, with 100 target competitions March 19th and 20th for International Skeet and Bunker Trap, respectively. Athletes Joshua Corbin and Emersyn Berck claimed two individual National Champion titles in International Skeet. The SCTP International Team Head Coach, Terri DeWitt noted quite a few other placements with both current and past Team members.


DeWitt asked the youth athletes what it feels like to be the respective 2022 ACUI International Skeet National Champion: “Pretty great. Feels like all my training paid off,” said Berck. Josh Corbin answered: “I feel grateful for all of the training and opportunities the SCTP has provided to prepare me for my collegiate career.” 

DeWitt asked team member Emily Rasmussen how it felt to sweep the podium with past and present SCTP teammates: “Even though we are competitors, we are cheering each other on and it feels great when we all succeed and make the podium together,” replied Rasmussen.

Photo courtesy of Katy Corbin. Joshua Corbin and Emersyn Berck


Results:
Mens’ I-Skeet
1st – Joshua Corbin (Current Team Member), Hillsdale College
2nd – Kyle Fleck (2019 SCTP International Team) Hillsdale College
3rd – Mathew Brindley (Current Team Member), William Penn Univ

Women’s I-Skeet
1st – Emersyn Berck (Current Team Member), Kansas State Univ
2nd – Emily Rasmussen (Current Team Member), Concordia Univ
3rd – Sarah Schwacher (2017, 2020 Team), Concordia Univ

Men’s I-Trap
13th – Joshua Corbin
16th – Manny Butdorf (Current Team Member), Jacksonville Univ
43rd – Mathew Brindley (Current Team Member)

Women’s I-Trap
5th – Madeleine Taylor (2017 Team), Concordia Univ
*Current SCTP Team did not have anyone entered in Women’s I-Trap. Ida Brown was in Peru competing at the World Cup.

2022 Scholarships Now Open

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), offers a scholarship program to reward deserving, graduating seniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with needed college assistance. The main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying SCTP / SASP graduating seniors.

KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SUBMITTING:

  • The April 17th application deadline is firm with no extensions.
  • It is crucial to provide a reliable email address for scholarship notification and next steps
  • All materials must be submitted as ONE pdf file.
  • PLEASE read ALL of the application, incomplete applications will not be considered. No blank spaces!
  • Applicants must be a registered and paid athlete in our program. Scholarships are open to SCTP and SASP athletes only.

Click below to see full procedure details and application document with the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation:

SCTP International Team’s 1st Training Camp for the 2021 Season

Nine members of the 2021 SCTP International Team met for their first training camp during the weekend of November 13-14 at the Crossville Shooting Sports Park in Crossville, TN. Team members Jessica Gunderson, Abbey Wigh, Loretta Christian, Emersyn Berck, Emily Rasmussen, Emanuel Butdorf, Eyan Marx, Taylor Botshon, and Johnathon Savage were guided by International Team coachesTerri DeWitt and Brian Witty. This two-day camp focused on taking a deep dive into sports science, with emphasis on the importance of vision in clay target sports. With sponsors like Winchester Ammunition, training camps like this are available for SCTP International Team members, honing their game in preparation for large competitions and selections.

Sport Vision Coaches Dr. Carusone andMs. Kassie Kibler from EyeExcel in Knoxville, TN, gave instruction about the physiology of the eye, the mechanics of how vision works, how that relates to the shooting sports, and the importance of vison training to performance. Dr. Carusone evaluated each athlete on their vision strengths as well as identified areas of needed improvement. The athletes were guided through some practical exercises and then they spent the afternoon performing them. Each athlete went home with a better understanding of the importance of vision training as well as a personal vision training kit to continue their training at home.

“This was an exceptional weekend of learning for these athletes,” stated SCTP International Head Coach,Coach DeWitt. “We didn’t spend a lot of time pulling triggers, but rather used this weekend to hone an edge on their performance. I can’t thank Dr. C enough for sharing his time and expertise with us.”

SCTP Collegiate Nationals Crowns New Champions

SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) College Nationals returned to its historic fall schedule at the Cardinal Shooting Center with the International Bunker and Skeet Disciplines kicking off the event on the 6th of October. These very challenging clay target sports continue to gain the attention of American competitors and coaches, with many Olympians at Tokyo having spent previous time as athletes or supporters of the SCTP.

Using the newly constructed international venue at the Cardinal Center, SCTP saw one of the newest teams to the SCTP College cadre, University of the Ozarks from Arkansas would take top honors in both of the International Divisions of Bunker Trap and International Skeet.

Top achievements:

• Lindenwood University shot a 989/1000, taking top tournament honors in the American Trap event

• Jacksonville University set a SCTP College Nationals record in Sporting Clays, shooting a 985/1000

• Emmanuel College took the top spot in the 5-Stand event, shooting a 474/500

Fort Hays State University was high team in the American Skeet category with a 986/1000. They started with only missing 1 target out of their first 500 (499/500) and would go on to be the tournaments High Over All team.

Sporting Clays D-1

Lindenwood University 1st Place 977

Emmanuel College Clay Target Shooting 2nd Place 970

University of Alabama Clay Shooting Team 3rd Place 960

Sporting Clays D-2

Fort Hays University 1st Place 981

Clemson University 2nd Place 958

University of the Ozarks 3rd Place 956

Sporting Clays D-3

Jacksonville University Sporting, Skeet and Trap Team 1st Place 985

William Penn Shotgun Sports 2nd Place 944

Montreat College Clay Target Team 3rd Place 937

Sporting Clays D-4

Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 931

Indian Hills Community College Sports Shooting Team 2nd Place 906

Sporting Clays Individual

Jessica Knox Ladies’ 1st Place- Clemson University 191

Raylee Bishop Ladies’ 2nd Place- William Penn Shotgun Sports 191

Emmy Zerby Ladies’ 3rd Place- University of Alabama 191

Jared Greenwood Men’s 1st Place-Fort Hays University 200

Hayden Floyd Men’s 2nd Place- Jacksonville University 199

Zach Abbott Men’s 3rd Place- Jacksonville University 198

Trap D-1

Lindenwood University 1st Place 989

Emmanuel Clay Target Shooting 2nd Place 973

Bethel University 3rd Place 957

Trap D-2

Fort Hays University 1st Place 987

Hillsdale College-2nd Place 985

University of Ozarks- 3rd Place 985

Trap D-3

William Penn Shotgun Sports 1st Place 974

Montreat College Clay Target Team 2nd Place 974

Jacksonville University Sporting, Skeet and Trap Team 3rd Place 964

Trap D-4

Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 976

Indian Hills Community College Sports Shooting Team 2nd Place 951

Trap Individuals

Jade Chapman Ladies’ 1st Place-Fort Hays University 195

Gianna Mitchell Ladies’ 2nd Place-Lindenwood University 195

Jaycee Beckham Ladies’ 3rd Place-Montreat College 195

Woodrow Glazer Men’s 1st Place-Hillsdale College 200

Joshua Corbin Men’s 2nd Place- Hillsdale College 199

Lane Ward Men’s 3rd Place-University of the Ozarks 199

Skeet D-1

Emmanuel College Clay Target Shooting 1st Place 974

University of Alabama Clay Shooting Team 2nd Place 972

Lindenwood University 3rd Place 971

Skeet D-2

Fort Hays University 1st Place 986

Hillsdale College 2nd Place 980

Clemson University 3rd Place 959

Skeet D-3

Jacksonville University Sporting, Skeet, and Trap Team 1st Place 973

William Penn Shotgun Sports 2nd Place 972

Montreat College Clay Target Team 3rd Place 965

Skeet D-4

Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 942

Indian Hills Community College Sports Shooting Team 2nd Place 931

Skeet Individuals

Katie Petersen Ladies’ 1st Place-Fort Hays University 198

Jami Garrizzio Ladies’ 2nd Place- Bryan College 197

Tatelyn Benton Ladies’ 3rd Place-Clemson University 194

Kyle Fleck Men’s 1st Place-Hillsdale College 200

Lane Sorensen Men’s 2nd Place-Fort Hays University 199

Hayden Floyd Men’s 3rd Place-Jacksonville University 198

5-Stand D-1

Emmanuel College 1st Place 474

Bethel University 2nd place 433

University of Alabama Clay Shooting Team 3rd Place 423

5-Stand D-2 Clemson University 1st Place 458

5-Stand D-3

Jacksonville University Sporting, Skeet, and Trap Team 1st Place 459

Bryan College 2nd Place 385

Grace College Shooting Sports Club 3rd Place 341

5-Stand D-4

Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 410

Indian Hills Community College Sports Shooting Team 401

5-Stand Individuals

Dakota Duke Ladies’ 1st Place-Bethel University 85

Joan Green Ladies’ 2nd Place-Emmanual College 85

Kaitlyn Koenig Ladies’ 3rd Place-Jacksonville University 84

Aaron Copelan Men’s 1st Place-Emmanual College 97

Austin Cagle Men’s 2nd Place-Jacksonville University 97

Coty James Men’s 3rd Place-Emmanual College 96

Bunker Trap D-2 University of the Ozarks 1st Place 385

Bunker Trap D-3

William Penn Shotgun Sports 1st Place 378

Jacksonville University Sporting, Skeet and Trap Team 2nd Place 370

Grace College Shooting Sports Club 3rd Place 248

Bunker Trap D-4 Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 340

Bunker Trap Individuals

Lacy White Ladies’ 1st Place-Bryan College 82

Ida Brown Ladies’ 2nd Place-Hillsdale College 79

Chantry Stermer Ladies’ 3rd Place-Jacksonville University 75

Manny Butdorf Men’s 1st Place-Jacksonville University 90

Jacob Tucker Men’s 2nd Place-University of the Ozarks 84

Lance Thompson Men’s 3rd Place- Jacksonville University 83

I-Skeet D-2 University of the Ozarks 1st Place 362

I-Skeet D-3 William Penn Shotgun Sports 1st Place 359

I-Skeet D-4 Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 286

I-Skeet Individuals

Alexis Teribury Ladies’ 1st Place-Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 64

Kyle Fleck Men’s 1st Place-Hillsdale College 93

Joshua Corbin Men’s 2nd Place-Hillsdale College 93

Keaton Little Men’s 3rd Place- University of the Ozarks 97

Overall Champions:

The High Overall Lady title was claimed by Katie Peterson of Fort Hays State University shooting a 583/600. Katie improved her score by 43 targets from last year’s Nationals.

Men’s HOA, belongs to Hayden Floyd of Jacksonville University who shot a 595/600 for top honors. Hayden’s score is the new HOA collegiate record!

Jacksonville University Shooting Team, High Overall Champions, Division-3

The High Overall team awards were determined by 200 target Trap, 200 target Skeet and 200 target Sporting Clays:

HOA D-1

Lindenwood University 1st Place 2,937

Emmanuel College Clay Target Shooting 2nd Place 2,917

University of Alabama Clay Shooting Team 3rd Place 2,887

Bethel University 4th Place 2,851

HOA D-2

Fort Hays University 1st Place 2,953

Hillsdale College 2nd Place 2,920

University of the Ozarks 3rd Place 2,896

Clemson University Shotgun Club 4th Place 2,886

HOA D-3

Jacksonville University 1st Place 2,922

William Penn Shotgun Sports 2nd Place 2,887

Montreat College Clay Target Team 3rd Place 2,876

Grace College Shooting Sports Club 4th Place 2,636

Olivet College 5th Place 2,594

HOA D-4

Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting 1st Place 2,849

Indian Hills Community College Sports Shooting Team 2nd Place 2,788

Networking and recruitment at Nationals:

Back by popular demand, high school athletes were invited to join the shoot, allowing them to compete in a separate high school competition. Intended as a useful opportunity for coaches interested in meeting the next class of shooters, the integration of networking is now a mainstay of College Nationals. Additionally, this gave rising athletes an opportunity to learn from college-level athletes and become familiar with college shooting programs throughout the nation.

Next up at the Cardinal Shooting Center: SCTP Olympic Training Camps and SCTP National Championships:

In addition to SCTP College Nationals, the Cardinal Shooting Center is also home to SCTP Olympic Training Camps, Spring Regional Championships, and July’s SCTP National Championship, the biggest shoot in Cardinal Center history. In the previous season’s event, over 2.2 million rounds were safely fired as teams of junior shooting sports athletes stepped to the line at their National Championships in an attempt to make it to the podium under the grandstand lights. The 2022 SCTP National Championship kicks off July 9th with the International Skeet and Trap events, followed by American disciplines, side games, and awards through the 16th.

SCTP International Team At 2021 Junior World Championships

The Winchester-sponsored SCTP International Team had four athletes qualify for the Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru: Jordan Sapp and Madeline Corbin (skeet); Tristan Schroder and Sydney Krieger (trap). SCTP athlete and alum of the team, Jordan Sapp won the silver medal in I-skeet. The Men’s Skeet Team of Sapp, Elijah Ellis, and Ben Keller claimed silver in the final against Italy.

International Team member Sydney Krieger stood alongside fellow SCTP athlete, Bethany High, and Faith Pendergrass in the Women’s Trap Team event, securing gold for the United States!

EVENT Coverage:

2021 High School Shoot at College Nationals

Registration is Open!
2021 High School Shoot at College Nationals
October 9-10 at The Cardinal Center – Marengo, Ohio

This year the College National Championships will make room for high school teams to shoot a 200 target Trap event, as well as be able to meet and talk to college coaches and athletes from across the country!Squading is now open for this event named “2021 High School Trap at College Nationals”.Teams can squad their high school aged athletes for the Saturday/Sunday rotation shooting 100 Trap targets each day. Trophies for the top finishing teams along with medals for male & female athletes.Information will be available from college coaches regarding their teams and schools!If you have any questions, please contact anyone at the SCTP National office. We would be glad to help!

2021/2022 SCTP College National Championships

Welcome to your 2021/2022 SCTP College National Championships,October 6-10 at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio.

Shoot offs only for perfect scores and we will try and have them shoot an extra few boxes immediately after they complete that event. Reverse long run will determine individual ties, shoot offs for team ties will be conducted at the grandstands.

We have added an extra day on the front end of this tournament to include more time for the Intl. Disciplines of Bunker Trap and I-Skeet. This will help us determine interest for future events and including more Intl. discipline events at these shoots.

Cost of events are as follows:

Trap/Skeet = $95 per person for the 200 target events.

Sporting Clays = $120 per person for 200 target event.

Bunker Trap / I-Skeet = $100 per person for 100 target event.

5 Stand = $45 per person for 100 target event.

HOA will include 200 target Trap, 200 target Skeet and 200 target Sporting Clays.

As always, team scoring will be used for HOA and Team awards in these disciplines!

We cannot allow 200 targets to be shot in the same day, all 200 target events are shot over 2 days!

We are expecting the events to be shot in consecutive days, like a Thursday/Friday…..Friday/Saturday……Saturday/Sunday.

When teams register to shoot on Thursday or Friday for their first 100, they will shoot their 2nd 100 that next day at the same time and same location. Please only register your athletes 1 time for each event.

When registering for Trap on Saturday, they will shoot that 2nd 100 the next morning as we want to be done with most shooting by noon/1pm on Sunday. Please see attendant when registering your team for the Sunday morning time and location.

Wednesday – International Disciplines of Bunker Trap and I- Skeet

Thursday/Friday – Options available include Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Intl. Disciplines & 5-stand

Friday/Saturday – Options available include Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Intl. Disciplines & 5-stand

Saturday/Sunday – Options available include Trap only.

What an almost perfect schedule might look like is this:

Team comes in on Wednesday and compete in the Intl. Disciplines.

Thursday, they shoot 1st 100 of Skeet (and maybe a side event of 5-stand)

Friday, they shoot their 2nd 100 of Skeet and maybe their first 100 of Sporting Clays

Saturday, they shoot their 2nd 100 of Sporting Clays and their 1st 100 of Trap

Sunday morning, they shoot their 2nd 100 of Trap and all done!

Teams can add the side events of Bunker, I-Skeet or 5 stand any day (except Sunday) but need to allow time to do that……

Due to travel restrictions by many teams, awards may be picked up after the event is completed and all scores and shoot offs have been finalized. We strongly encourage teams to pick up their awards before departing to save shipping costs and transportation issues.

We are working on the availability of ammunition at this event. Please watch for upcoming messages regarding costs and brands!

AWARDS: By division and by discipline.

Division I – 21+ athlete teams

Division II – 11-20 athlete teams

Division III – 10 or less athletes and new College Teams

Division IV – all 2-year colleges

PLEASE NOTE:

All athletes must be paid and registered prior to squading for this tournament. If an athlete is not paid or registered properly, they will not be able to be squaded!

If you have any questions, please contact any of us from the national organization for help!

Hope to see you all there!

SCTP National Staff

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