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SCTP Shows Substantial Growth In Successful Midwest Regional Tournament

Teams from seven states traveled to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC) in Sparta, IL in April for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) High School and College Regional Tournament, the first major event of the season for most of the shooters. Student athletes from Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Iowa, Indiana, and Kansas competed in three disciplines – skeet, trap, and sporting clays.

In spite of a brutal Midwestern winter that delayed the start of clay target shooting for many teams, the regional shoot had 384 competitors, representing an 82% increase in participation over last year. Sporting clays had 91 participants, skeet had 97, and trap had the largest field at 346, for a total of 534 registrations for this growing event.

“A total of 53,600 competition targets were fired upon by these athletes, with not one single miscue,” cites Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Program Director. “Several northern teams wanted to attend but still have not had their first practice because of the harsh winter.”

Purdue University Trap & Skeet Club (IN) won the Collegiate High Over All (HOA) title. Among high school teams, the Waterloo Lead Heads (IL) took home the Gold, while Pinckneyville High School (IL) took Silver and the Kansas City Crushers (KS) earned the Bronze.

Additional team winners include:

Skeet
CollegiatePurdue Trap and Skeet Club (IN)
VarsityWaterloo Lead Heads (IL)
Junior VarsitySt. Charles Sportsman’s Club Shot Crew (IL)
IntermediateHenry Co. No Fly Zone (TN)
Sporting Clays
CollegiatePurdue Trap and Skeet Club (IN)
VarsityKansas City Crushers (KS)
Junior VarsityAlton Wood River Sportsman’s Club (IL)
IntermediatePinckneyville High School Shooting Sports (IL)
Trap
Collegiate University of Wisconsin Platteville (WI)
VarsityGateway Claybusters (MO)
Junior VarsitySt. Charles Sportsman’s Club Shot Crew (IL)
IntermediateTeam Henges (MO)

See full results on our Scores page. Scroll down to 2014 Regional Shoot.

The weekend was just a taste of what is to come in Sparta, as many of the 26 teams, including four colleges, set their sights on other local tournaments and then the National Championships being held July 14-19, 2014 at the WSRC.

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