Author: Tom Davis

1st Annual SCTP Fall College Virtual Competition Results

Thank you SCTP college athletes, coaches, parents, and supporters who participated in the 1st annual Fall College Virtual Competition! Collegiate SCTP teams went head to head in trap and skeet events virtually from their home range. We look forward to bringing back the Fall College Virtual in 2021!

Please note that this season’s SCTP College Nationals is currently being rescheduled for Spring 2021 and we will update everyone once the details have been finalized.



Reload For 2021

In 2016 the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation launched a campaign entitled, “VISION 20/20” with the goal to grow national youth participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program to over 20,000 student-athletes annually by the year 2020.



  1. Complete and return the Reload For 2021 Agreement and W-9.
  2. Open your team endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation if you have not done so already.
  3. Raise funds however your team deems most effective. This could include sending in funds from current or previous local fundraising efforts, soliciting donations with an email invitation via your team network of coaches and parents, asking local donors and/or advertising on social media.
  4. Submit donations to SSSF either securely online or via the print-and-mail form prior to January 1, 2021. Be sure to include your SSSF team ID on ALL donations so the donations can be allocated correctly. SSSF will provide you with periodic updates about donations received for your team.

Bonus Funding Opportunity
All teams participating in the Reload For 2021 campaign will have the opportunity to win BONUS team endowment funds! There are two competitions taking place:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form. Minimum donation is $20 to be counted as a unique donor.

For each competition, teams will be awarded team endowment funding to their MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account as follows:

  1. $10,000
  2. $8,000
  3. $5,000
  4. $3,000
  5. $2,500
  6. $1,500


SSSF Fruit Fundraiser

Hello SCTP & SASP Coaches and Teams!

The National office in conjunction with Florida Indian River Groves have put together the ultimate fundraising opportunity for you and your teams! Who doesn’t want fresh fruit especially when they can help your team raise much needed funds for this upcoming season?!

This opportunity is a no contact, no face to face, no door knocking way to help and support your team by just emailing friends, family and neighbors! 10% of all sales will come back directly to your team in the form of a check after the December 1st deadline for Christmas delivery.

The SCTP and SASP will furnish a list of prizes and places very shortly, so take the time now to register your team at the link below and we will handle the rest! Once your team is registered, it will take approximately 48-72 hours and you will be on your way to forwarding the link and website for supporters to place orders and help your team with funding!

Coaches, once you have registered your team, you will be able to set up your athletes and track their progress and total sales volume related to each athlete (salesperson)…..you can put up individual prizes and contests for your athletes as well!

We would like to thank Florida Indian River Groves for their support and help in providing this awesome

Opportunity to our teams, athletes and families!

Best of luck,

Your SCTP and SASP National Directors

To reserve a spot in our fundraising program, teams will register at this link:


To view a sample website, which shows available varieties, selling prices, etc., coaches may use this link:

(Note: This is NOT to be distributed by your membership or used for ordering. Each team will receive their very own, fully customized website, with a different link for online ordering.)

Sample Link: https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/1020824

Order Deadlines Are As Follows:

For Guaranteed Delivery Prior To:Orders Must Be Placed Online By:
Thanksgiving (November 26, 2020)Friday, October 30, 2020
Christmas (December 25, 2020)Tuesday, December 1, 2020

MidwayUSA Foundation Hometown Challenge

Turn entry fees into fundraising dollars with the MidwayUSA Foundation’s Hometown Challenge! This nation-wide virtual competition is open to SCTP or SASP disciplines of trap, skeet, rimfire pistol, and rimfire rifle. Teams will be able to compete at their home range and even win sweepstakes prizes such as ammo, firearms, equipment, apparel, coolers, and more!

Hometown Challenge Sweepstakes Prizes

The best part of the Hometown Challenge is that teams are encouraged to engage with and bring out members of their community to compete! All ages are eligible to compete, and each competitor’s $20 entry fee DOUBLES as a donation to your team’s endowment account! Each event entry receives 1 ticket sweepstakes and you do not have to enter the virtual competition to enter the sweepstakes.

Bring out the hometown and let’s grow those accounts!



Visit the MidwayUSA Foundation’s Hometown Challenge page

Bettinsoli USA Signs As Gold Sponsor of SCTP

Bettinsoli USA is proud to announce their Gold-Level Sponsorship for the Scholastic Clay Target Program for the 2020-2021 Season. “The SCTP is helping young athletes reach their potential of becoming the best athletes and young adults they can be,” said Bettinsoli USA Operating Partner, Nick Stratman. “We truly believe in their mission to provide, promote, and perpetuate opportunities for young athletes to safely and enjoyably participate in high quality, team-based sports. We believe Bettinsoli can provide a high-quality shotgun that will fit the needs of youth shooters. Bettinsoli USA looks forward to working with the SCTP to help continue to grow youth shooting sports.”

Bettinsoli shotguns are forged, rather than milled, providing durable shotguns that can take the abuse of competition, such as the Grand Prix, Omega Sport, and Overland models. Bettinsoli shotguns are available in a variety of gauges and lengths to suit the shooter. Bettinsoli provides Italian craftsmanship for the avid American shotgunner.

“We are extremely proud to have Bettinsoli’s support of the SCTP, its families and athletes!” Said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “Bettinsoli makes high-quality shotguns at an affordable price for our athletes. Its companies like these that understand the importance of getting involved with youth organizations like the SCTP who really make a difference! We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Nick and his crew.”

Visit Bettinsoli USA at https://bettinsoliusa.com/

About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs 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 about SCTP, visit https://mysctp.com/

2019/2020 SCTP Scholarship Recipients

This has indeed been a very strange and challenging year for all, the SCTP included! With the cancelation of many events, sports, and travel we have all had to work very hard to make things happen in a safe and healthy manner.

In spite of all the setbacks, your SCTP National Staff has worked diligently to make the most of the 2020 shooting year and are fortunate to be able to fund 100 graduating seniors at $500 each for this year’s scholarships! While we wish we could have supported each and every graduating senior, we just didn’t have the necessary funds to do this.

It is our pleasure to name these graduating seniors as recipients of a 2019/2020 SCTP Scholarship. Thank you for being a part of the SCTP and we all wish you the best in your future!

NameTeam NameState
Abbigail LynnNorthern Lights SCTPAK
Madeleine TaylorBirchwood BearsAK
Lauren WelshBen Avery Clay CrushersAZ
Samantha WittyPrescott Bird BustersAZ
Cassidy SorensenSaint Mary’s Competitive Shotgun TeamCO
Paul RupprechtHigh Plains DriftersCO
Reanna FrauensYoung Guns at Quail CreekFL
Marian “Emmy” ZerbyYoung Guns at Quail CreekFL
Gavin DriggersYoung Guns at Quail CreekFL
Jonathon Mitchell KentForest City JuniorsGA
Sean BurkePinetucky PullitsGA
Steven Marshall JohnstonLake Oconee Shotgun TeamGA
Caleb LoftusLoess Hills Youth Shooting SportsIA
Lauren WallNorth Scott Trap TeamIA
Melanie HarsonLyon County Straight ShootersIA
Payten LehmannEcho Valley Trap TeamIA
Abigail GosselinkPC EaglesIA
Lauren BeckmanDanville Trap ClubIA
Levi MillsMount Pleasant Panther Trap TeamIA
Caleb SkowAnkeny Hawks Shooting TeamIA
Colin FiechtnerOskaloosa Shooting TeamIA
Nathan BrandmeyerAnkeny Hawks Shooting TeamIA
Josh MeyerBettendorf Trap TeamIA
Caymen De JongMontezuma Shooting SportsIA
Lauren KaldenbergAlbia High School Clay Target TeamIA
Tommy KeeshanNorth Scott Trap TeamIA
Hunter Ryan BlockAnkeny Centennial Trap ClubIA
Cail DonkerslootLakes Area Youth Trap ClubIA
Elise BakerAlton Wood River Sportmans Club Youth Shooting ClubIL
Mark Alexander FreemanKansas City CrushersKS
Emersyn BerckKansas City CrushersKS
Joseph Samuel Blevins JrBluegrass Clay TargetKY
David IngsTewksbury Smokin’ ClaysMA
Daniel Joseph IngsTewksbury Smokin’ ClaysMA
Gabrielle LemanskiDewey, Hittem & Howe?MA
Halley DonatiSusquehanna DustersMD
Emily ArnoldSusquehanna DustersMD
Garrett DiesingIda Trapshooting TeamMI
Soren HansonKCCL Orange CrushersMI
Karter SennFlat River Conservation ClubMI
Julia “Lia” NelsonRed River Valley Clay Target TeamMN
Kyle BeckLakeview Trap TeamMN
Kennedy TateThe Oakwood EaglesNC
William HarveyForsyth PhoenixNC
Melissa Grace GrobleskiForsyth PhoenixNC
Payton DetavernierPapillion – LaVista Trap TeamNE
Mitchell GermanyPapillion – LaVista Trap TeamNE
Sydney Laine Waller4P Trap ClubNM
Samuel Finley Le CrasBuckeye Chippewa Elite Shooting TeamOH
Jacob ButdorfBuckeye Chippewa Elite Shooting TeamOH
Elise VanNewkirkBuckeye Chippewa Elite Shooting TeamOH
Alexander Ronald McCaffertyCenterburg Youth Shooting SportsOH
Jack KrispinToledo Trap & Skeet Swamp RatsOH
Paul BudiBuckeye Chippewa Elite Shooting TeamOH
Nicholas LapinskiWarren County Clay BustersPA
Jacob ToddMid Carolina Young GunsSC
Madelyn RichburgFeatherhorn Young GunsSC
Tatelyn BentonRocky Knoll Youth ShootersSC
Tyler LeeWalhalla Shotgun TeamSC
Tyson Johnson JrRichland Cree Top GunsSC
Kenneth Landyn KlugBelton Bird BustersSC
Matthew Blankenship JrFeatherhorn Young GunsSC
Harrison Crawford NealFACS TrapTN
Hunter Clayton NealFACS TrapTN
Tyler ByardClarksville AcademyTN
Grant StelmachAllen Eagle Competitive Shooting TeamTX
Travis Edward DomkeMidlothian Clay Target TeamTX
Adam BennettAllen Eagle Competitive Shooting TeamTX
John LyonsAllen Eagle Competitive Shooting TeamTX
Avery BurrageTeam BlackwoodTX
Thomas KeeleAllen Eagle Competitive Shooting TeamTX
Payton Marie BurrCentral FalconsWI
Chase PirocanacB.H.S. Demons Shootnig TeamWI
Nathan KrauseNorthland Pines EaglesWI
Austin WesselScope ShootersWI
Zachary JaegerSheboygan High School Trap LeagueWI
Mason PropsomClipper ClaysWI
Josh NettRocket TrapWI
Jacob A. SchlaisJefferson Sportmens Club Youth Trap TeamWI
Robert JulgaMilwaukee Lutheran Red KnightsWI
Jessica CiezkiWaterford Wolverine Shooting TeamWI
Samuel J NesbitSEaL Shooting TeamWI
Jenna ZiemelisUnion Grove Broncos Shooting ClubWI
Joseph WilsnackRocket TrapWI
Blake P RichardSEaL Shooting TeamWI
Dallas KreisaPlymouth High SchoolWI
Mitchell HeinzenJefferson Sportmens Club Youth Trap TeamWI
Hunter PickerignMenomonie MustangsWI
Matthew TimmPlymouth High SchoolWI
Conner PurcellSauk Youth Shooting TeamWI
Riley EricsonClearwater ExplosionWI
Connor KapfhammerMuskego WarriorsWI
Hunter RollWauwatosa Trap TeamWI
Ethan LaufenbergFond Du Lac High School Trap TeamWI
Austin RechlinJefferson Sportmens Club Youth Trap TeamWI
Benjamin LaschWilmot Shooting ClubWI
William StuartMarquette Hilltoppers Trap TeamWI
Wren BensonSauk Youth Shooting TeamWI
Kaleb DobsonBlack River Falls Shooting TigersWI
Annika NordRiver Falls Wildcat Trap TeamWI

2020-21 New Season Announcement

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, virtual, 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.
  6. Take the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coaches Course if you have not done so previously. There is no cost for the course when using the SSSF-provided voucher code. Volunteers must take this course only one time.

The requirement for registration of all athletes are as follows:

  1. Complete and return a 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 Sportsmanship Contract form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  3. Complete and retain the 2020/2021 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.

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!


Your Scholastic Action Shooting and Scholastic Clay Target Program Staff

Joey Donato Wins Browning Scholarship With Performance At SCTP Nationals

For the last 4 years, Titanium-Level Sponsor, Browning has provided SCTP National Championship athletes with the opportunity to earn the “Browning Scholarship”. This scholarship is awarded to the high school-aged top athlete in Trap Singles (male or female) shooting a Browning Shotgun.

“The biggest supporters of our program consistently go above and beyond to give back to these young athletes, said SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “Since its inception, the Browning Scholarship has been a popular competition within the National Championship events. Every year we have athletes who shoot Browning shotguns sign up to see who comes out on top, receiving honors from one of our biggest program sponsors. This year was no different and we are very thankful to have Browning’s support, creating another exciting aspect of competition for many athletes at Nationals.”

Congratulations to Joey Donato of the Warren County Claybusters, shooting a 199/200 in Trap Singles! For his performance, Browning provided Joey with a Cynergy Gran Lightning!

Pennsylvania All-State Team Member and Browning Scholarship Winner, Joey Donato with his new Browning Cynergy Gran Lightning

Krasulak Defends Top Gun Title At 2020 National Championships

The honor of being the “Top Gun Champion” of the SCTP and SASP National Championships is claimed for the second year in a row by Jack Krasulak from the Young Guns of Quail Creek team in Okeechobee, Florida.

Since its inception in 2018, the CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge has recognized the commitment, stamina, and multi-discipline mastery of athletes who compete in both the SCTP and SASP National Championship events. These athletes challenge themselves by preparing for two vastly different shooting sports and must perform at the National Championship level over multiple days and events.

In the 2020 CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge, competitors were scored in trap, skeet, a rifle discipline of choice, and a centerfire pistol (iron, optic, or 1911), with their scores from each event being compiled to calculate the winners. Due to the unusual season, all 2020 SASP Nationals were held virtually from home ranges across the country. While SCTP National Championship events were held in-person at the Cardinal Shooting Center, the Virtual National events were scheduled in conjunction with the events in Ohio to provide flexibility for teams unable to travel.

Of the 15 athletes vying for the title of Top Gun, Jack Krasulak once again came out on top.

In the SASP events, Jack went back and forth for the fastest overall scores in the Centerfire and Rifle disciplines with 2nd place Bailey Lueders of the Arnold Junior Shooters/Brass Bandits. Tied with Bailey in the SCTP Trap events with 189’s, it was Jack’s strong score of 190 in Skeet that allowed him to pull away from the competition and secure the title of Top Gun for the 2nd year in a row.

Graduating in 2021, Jack will be defending his title of Top Gun one more time at the 2021 SCTP and SASP National Championships next July.

Thank you to CZ USA and our other generous SCTP/SASP program sponsors for their support of our Top Gun competitors!

1st Place Jack Krasulak shooting for the Young Guns of Quail Creek of Florida repeats as CZ USA Top Gun Challenge Champion. Jack wins a CZ USA Drake shotgun, a RUGER 10-22 Rifle, and a Browning Buckmark Camper pistol.

2nd Place Bailey Lueders of Arnold Junior Shooters SCTP /Brass Bandits SASP in MO finished just 12 points behind to be the highest finishing female ever in the CZ USA Top Gun Challenge. For her efforts she wins a CZ Drake shotgun.

3rd Place Wyatt Young of the Muskego Warriors of WI wins a certificate for a GLOCK of his choice for SASP Founding Partner Sponsor GLOCK

4th Place Jordan Zeircher of the Arnold Junior Shooters SCTP/Brass Bandits SASP in MO. Jordan wins a Mossberg Blaze rifle.

5th Place Ethan Michek of S.E.a.L from WI. Ethan wins a case of Winchester Shotgun shells and 1000 rounds of .22LR CCI Mini Mags.

6th Place Alex Parker of Dewey, Hittem and Howe SCTP/ Holyoke SASP in MA. Alex wins a RE Ranger shooting glasses and Walker’s Hearing protection.

SASP Announces Winners In The 2020 All-State Finals

During this year’s SASP National Virtual Championships, athletes from 17 states competed from home ranges to help their state become the top state in pistol or rifle and have bragging rights for the next year.

Athletes of their respective SASP State Championships were considered in the following disciplines:

  • Rimfire Pistol Iron
  • Rimfire Rifle Iron or Optic
  • Centerfire Iron
  • PCC

At the National Virtual Championship, the 2020 All-State Athletes not only competed for the National title with their team, but also represented their state in Rifle and Pistol teams to crown the top states in the nation.

The Missouri All-State Pistol Team, edged out Tennessee by just over one second to become the top state in the nation for SASP pistol disciplines.

Ohio All-State Rifle Team members claimed their title by over four seconds, becoming the top state in the nation for SASP rifle disciplines.

2020 SASP All-State Finals


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