With registrations set to break new records for both the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program, we are excited to release the 2021 National Championship Program. See you at the Cardinal Center!
The CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge returns to the 2021 National Championship with the Young Guns of Quail Creek’s Jack Krasulak defending his two-year title of Top Gun!
Athletes competing in the CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge will shoot Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Iron sight pistol (Rimfire or Centerfire), fastest rifle time, and 1911 with their scores from each event being compiled to calculate the winners. Signups will be through the SASP registration desk at the central events building at the Cardinal Shooting Center.
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
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Here are the latest updates to the Record-Breaking 2021 SCTP National Championships being held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo Ohio, July 8-17!
As always, if you need help, please reach out to any of the SCTP National Staff for assistance!
We have added additional squads to the Wednesday/Thursday rotation for Singles Trap. Squads 499-522 on banks 1-3 were added for those afternoons for teams that found the rest of the schedule already full and as expected, they entirely filled up by the end of the day! We will be adding 2 more banks of fields, bank 9 and bank 12 for all flights throughout the days on the Wednesday/Thursday rotation. With the Singles Trap numbers soaring to over 2,300 participating athletes and total registrations well over 7,200 for this tournament, we could very well see a world record being set this year at the Cardinal Center!
An additional Bunker Trap rotation for 30 athletes was added to the International disciplines. Squad slots 57-66 were added to Bunker but will be shot on the I-Skeet days of Thursday/Friday, July 8-9. This was the only way we could add the athletes still wanting to compete in the Bunker discipline. Next years Intl competition will see a couple days added as well as an additional Bunker field! Anybody wanting to and able to help referee for the Intl. disciplines this year, please contact Terri Dewitt as soon as possible! We could use your help! email@example.com
Super Sporting has been added to the National Championships this year on the front end of the tournament and is available for squading! This can be shot on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday July 8, 9 or 10! It is a 100 target competition with awards in all divisions! We are gaging the interest in this for next years competition.
There will be a Trap HOA that will include Trap Singles, Handicap Trap and Doubles Trap. Any team wanting to compete in that HOA must shoot all 3 of these events to qualify!
Make A Break will be offered again this year! There will be daily ammunition prizes as well as awards for top lady and top guy. Overall winner will walk away with a brand new Winchester SX3!
Squad slots will start to be combined for most disciplines this week. If you have a squad that is short, you may want to add an athlete that is on the fence about attending or those single slots will be populated with single athletes from another team. This is done to free up slots for teams that have full squads needing to register.
The Wild Rose Grill crew will be offering a healthier choice in food this year. They will be located behind the Grandstands in a big tent and will offer a Southwest Chicken Sandwich, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, fresh smoked pulled pork sandwich and more! They also do team catering at your campsites! If you are interested in having the Wild Rose cater your teams supper any night, please contact Todd Veeser at 1-715-616-1197. They can offer some sides like cornbread, green beans, potato salad and more as well as stir fry, burgers and other menu options but will have a limited time they can do this, so don’t wait too long!
Get some of that great Hunters Blend Coffee in that same tent behind the Grandstands!
Ammunition! Probably the biggest question we get right now is the availability of ammunition. Our sponsors have confirmed that they will make sure there is plenty of ammunition for teams and athletes at this years Nationals! Teams may be required to show proof of events being shot for purchase, but ammo will be available! Also, anybody wanting to shoot side events like the flurry, ammo will also be available for sale to be shot at that side game!
Squading and registration for the Kids & Clays / SCTP Charity shoot is open! That will take place on Friday/Saturday, July 16/17 on the Sporting Clays course. This is open to everyone, athletes and adults alike!
State Advisors, please reach out to your Director of Development as your state shoots are finalized. As in the past, All State Teams will be determined by finishes at the state level shoots, and those athletes who are then attending the National Championships!
Please stay tuned for more weekly updates regarding the SCTP National Championships this July!
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is partnering again with the Kids and Clays Foundation to host the 6th Annual registered two-day sporting clay charity event at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. This year is also the premier of a two day Five-Stand competition. Proceeds from both events benefit SCTP Scholarship Program as well as participating Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters through the Kids & Clays Foundation.
The registered sporting clays event will be held Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17 during SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships. The registered five-stand event will be held Wednesday July 14th and Thursday July 15th. Both events are open to parents and coaches of athletes attending the SCTP, the athletes themselves, and the general public.
Registrants for both events will be entered in drawings for a large prize package of firearms, outdoor and shooting gear worth more than $10,000 total! Prizes, donated by many great sponsors, are attached below.
For credit cards call 740-616-0340 or visit www.kidsandclays.com. One form per person. Please note if paying for full squad. Please list squad members if applicable. Onsite registration available on winscoreonline.com Make checks payable to Kids & Clays Foundation. Register by July 8 to get preferred squadding.
The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student-athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range, and in their communities.
Through an application process, 2021 All-Scholastic Team Members prove academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shoot excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 80% in international trap/skeet or 65 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.
Must be a 2021 registered athlete in good standing with the SCTP or SASP national office. This requires athlete payment and consent/waiver form is on file with the national program administrative office.
Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applications must include transcript or most recent grade reporting information available due to COVID-19 situations. Transcript for 9th grade and above must include cumulative GPA for academic career.
Must supply two letters of recommendation from a coach, teacher, or adult third party.
Must supply a photograph suitable for publication.
Must meet one of the following shooting qualifications and supply proof of official match record. Match record must be from official shoot bulletin, SCTP/SASP leaderboard, ATA, NSSA/NSCA athlete history or equivalent. Copies of scoresheets or statements of scores from coaches will not be accepted. Clay target scores must be from a whole event, for example one 200 target event, two 100 target events or four 50 target events. Picking and choosing individual rounds from different events is not acceptable. Applicants must submit 200 targets for American disciplines.
1. SCTP (skeet or trap) – achieved 190/200 targets (or equivalent in lesser target format) in a competition between April 1, 2020 and May 22, 2021
2. SCTP (sporting clays) – achieved 170/200 targets (or equivalent in lesser target format) in a competition between April 1, 2020 and May 22, 2021
3. SCTP (bunker trap, international skeet, or international doubles trap) – achieved 100/125 targets in a competition between April 1, 2020 and May 22, 2021
4. SASP – achieved a total match score of 65 seconds or less in an SASP match between April 1, 2020 and May 22, 2021
Deadline for application is May 22, 2021, 5:00PM central time, no exceptions.
RE Ranger, manufacturer of performance eyewear, has renewed its sponsorship of the Scholastic Clay Target Program for 2021.
“RE Ranger understands the importance of supporting the youth shooting sports and national organizations like the SCTP” Said Sarah Dacko, General Manager of RE Ranger. “It’s organizations like the SCTP that allow companies like ours to showcase our innovative and affordably priced shooting eyewear. We couldn’t be happier to be involved and supporting a first-class program like SCTP!”
“As a youth development program that focuses on youth shooting sports, safety is always our number one concern,” stated SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “We are very happy to have the support of many different manufacturers of shooting safety products. RE Ranger is one of the most commonly used brand of shooting glasses by athletes in our program and we are very thankful to have them as a sponsor for nine years now. Our long-standing partnership is a constant reminder of the industry-wide support for the SCTP and youth shooting sports currently and for many years to come!”
Four members of the SCTP 2020 International Team persuasively made the transition to the USA Shooting (USAS) National Junior and Junior Development Team as a result of their performance at the USAS Junior World Championship Selection in Kerrville, TX last week.
Tristan Schroder (MI) and Sydney Krieger (AZ) earned positions on the National Junior Trap Team and will have the opportunity to compete at both the Kazakhstan World Cup and the Junior World Championships in Peru this fall. Joining their trap teammates are skeet athletes Jordan Sapp (AZ) and Madeline Corbin (WI). Sapp claimed a spot on the Men’s National Junior Skeet Team and will travel to both Kazakhstan and Peru; Corbin will have the chance to compete at the Junior World Championships in Peru as a member of the Women’s National Development Skeet Team.
Perhaps Jordan Sapp sums it up best, “It’s a dream come true. Five years ago, this was only a dream and now it’s a reality. It’s exhilarating.”
“I could not be prouder of the performances these athletes gave this past week. They came with a game plan and they stuck to their plan. All the hard work they did in the off season really showed in their performance,” said SCTP International Team Head Coach Terri Dewitt.
As the official youth feeder program for USA Shooting, the SCTP selects its International Team members off of performances in Bunker Trap and International Skeet at the National Championships each July. International Team Members have the opportunity to attend several camps and competitions lead by Coach Dewitt. Make sure you and your team are registered with the SCTP to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!
Congratulations to the newest USA Shooting National Junior Team members!
Like last year, due to the extremely large volume of teams and coaches trying to squad for the National Championships, we will again be allowing teams to “pre-squad” for the 2021 SCTP National Championships.
Here’s how it will work:
1. Send a check for the proper amount of all squads and athletes to the Burlington WI address post marked no earlier than 12:01am on May 7th and no later than midnight on May 17th.
2. Money received is “Non-Refundable”. Pre-registration fees will not be returned for any athletes that do not attend the SCTP National Championships.
3. All squads must be “pre-built” on your team’s home page for the National Championships. Teams will be allowed to change athletes as they see fit later but all squads must be ready to populate the shooting schedule.
4. SCTP will populate the squad assignments based on the time and date received (time stamp) on the envelope containing your paperwork and check. PLEASE send by regular mail with NO signature required. Sending paperwork requiring a signature may delay your paperwork!
5. A form will be available on the SSSF website that will require your information along with dates and times you would like your squads assigned. Please give us 3 options for times and days preferably different days for at least one of your options.
6. Teams will be notified of their pre-registration by May 29th and before normal registration which opens on June 1st.
Completed form(s) must be sent in with payment either by credit card or by check, no payment sent in with forms will result in no squads entered for that team. These payments are “nonrefundable”!! If you pay for 15 athletes and only 12 show up, the other 3 athlete’s fees are not returned.
Completed forms and payments must be mailed to us no sooner than May 7th, 2021 and sent to:
SCTP Nationals Pre-Registration C/0 Amanda Wondrash 165 Bay Ridge Lane Burlington, WI 53105
We look forward to seeing you all in Marengo, Ohio the week of July 10th – 17th, 2021.