New National Team Provides Pipeline for Next Olympic Shotgun Competitors
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in conjunction with USA Shooting would like to officially announce the formation of the SCTP / USAS National Team! This newly formed team will be comprised of athletes placing in Bunker Trap and International Skeet at the SCTP’s National International Style Championships being held in Colorado Springs, CO July 23-29, 2017.
The top three men and ladies in Bunker Trap and International Skeet (12 total athletes) will make this national team and be recognized at the awards banquet and ceremony on July 29, 2017, at the Double Tree hotel in Colorado Springs.
These athletes will receive a USA Shooting jacket, paid fall selection match fees and ammo, along with an SCTP National Team vest, five cases of NobelSport Quattro Finest International ammunition and more! Details concerning the training camps and the naming of a head coach for this team will be forthcoming.
“What a great opportunity to advance in the international shooting disciplines for these athletes and families,” Tom Wondrash, SCTP national director, said. “This has been a thought for several years and now working with USA Shooting, we are seeing this become reality. We are able to now showcase 12 athletes instead of the four we have in the past and also help define a clearer path to the US National Team and the Olympics.”
These 12 spots will be re-earned at each year’s SCTP International Nationals. The Scholastic Clay Target Program is the official youth shooting program to USA Shooting and provides a pipeline for future international shotgun competitors. Please watch for a more detailed list of qualifications and information at www.sssfonline.org