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Calling All Young Guns for Guinness World Record Attempt

Reasons for World Record Attempt

  • Provide a stage to showcase four talented upcoming youth shooters within their sport(s)
  • Promote youth shooting programs in the USA
  • Establish brand recognition with the youth shooter population and their families in USA
  • Help launch / promote our respective products in 2019-2020 and beyond

Location for Guinness World Record Attempt   

Date for World Record Attempt

  • October 12th, 2019  

Current Record

  • 4602 targets shot in 12 hours by a team of 5 shooters

Shooters / Requirements 

  • One Female shooter & one Male shooter 16 years of age or older on Oct 12st, 2019 from the SCTP program sssfonline.org
  • One Female shooter & one Male shooter 16 years of age or older on Oct 12st, 2019 from the AIM / ATA program aim4ata.com
  • Dave Miller of CZ-USA and current Guinness World Record holder makes the 5th shooter

Qualification process for student athletes

  • Shooters will sign up and participate in a 50-target special qualification shoot held at the 2019 SCTP Nationals and or the 2019 A.I.M / Grand American. It will cost the athlete $20 for each round they choose to shoot and/or submit for the qualifier as re-entries are allowed. These two very special events provide a unique clay shooting challenge that is equal to 50% of the individuals score (max score at qualifier is 50/50). Shooters will be judged on the following:
    • Score at qualifier (50% of total application score)
    • Written essay explaining what shooting sports means to them, and why they deserve to be on a World Record Team. (Submitted electronically to fieldsports@cz-usa.com ). Essay must be 400-500 words in length on a single page (50% of total application score)
  • Conduct reviewed at qualifier (Reminder this is a professional, televised event with global coverage) and will be considered when reviewing final scores.

Qualifying at SCTP and/or AIM- Grand American

  • SCTP Qualifier: July 13-20, 2019 (Pre-register at sssfonline.org) 10:00am-4:00pm each day
  • AIM/ATA Qualifier: July 29-August 4, 2019 (Pre-register at aim4ata.com) 10:00am-4:00pm each day
  • Waivers must be signed at the event.
  • 50 targets ( 25 pairs )
  • Chandelle / Teal type presentations at 30 meters
  • Scores will be kept and calculated with the remaining application processes
  • Athletes will compete with their own guns at qualifiers, but winners will receive and shoot the new CZ 1012 semi-auto at the World Record attempt.
  • Athletes must not use any shot shell loads greater than 1 1/8 ounce of 7.5 shot at the qualifiers. Athletes must bring their own ammo.

Guinness World Record Attempt Winners

  • Winners chosen based on combined score from application process and qualifiers. One female and one male will be chosen from each SCTP and AIM.
  • Must be willing to travel to the Lenexa Kansas on October 10-13, 2019
  • 100% travel expenses covered for athlete plus one guardian (travel and lodging only). Food and other expenses are not covered.
  • Winners should understand that this is a 12-hour record event. This extremely physical process consists of standing and shooting.
  • Winners will receive a CZ 1012 Semi-automatic shotgun courtesy of AIM and SCTP that they will shoot with during the Record Attempt.
  • Winners to receive a World Record Shooting Vest and World Record Shirt to wear during the attempt.
  • Ammo and targets provided
  • If current record is broken, each winner will receive his or her own Guinness World Record Certificate.
  • Winners to be part of the World Record Special to air on TV a later date.
  • Winners to be part of the media and other press coverage from all around the world, and will undergo multiple interviews.

Links

Questions?

Email:  fieldsports@cz-usa.com

CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge at Nationals

The Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program are excited to announce the Top Gun Challenge sponsored by CZ-USA is coming back to the 2019 National Championships in Marengo, OH July 13-20!

As a reminder – SASP Nationals registration opens today!


Top Gun Challenge Eligibility Criteria, Scoring and Prizes

  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be current team members in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) AND the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).
     
  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be pre-registered to shoot the following events at the 2019 National Championships:
    • 16 Yard Trap
    • Skeet
    • Sporting Clays
    • Rifle (irons, optics or pistol caliber carbine)
    • Centerfire or Rimfire Pistol 
    • 1911/2011 Pistol
       
  • Each athlete wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must complete a registration form in person at the SASP registration desk located at the Cardinal Center Central Entry Building prior to competing in their first event. Athletes will then shoot all competition events as usual. 
     
  • We will compile scores from your events and calculate the winners. Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays is easy you will get the total number of birds you break in each discipline, so a possible 600 points. Since SASP is based on time and not total targets hit, it will be done a little differently. We will take all participants and rank both their rifle times and their pistol times fastest to slowest. 
    • The fastest in each discipline will get 200, second place 199, third place 198 and so on down the line until everyone has a score.  We will add all those points together and the athlete with the most points out of the possible 1,200 will win.
       
  • Every Athlete who competes in all the events and signs up, will receive a Top Gun Challenge challenge coin just for participating and showing your shooting stamina.
     
  • Prizes will include a shotgun, rifle and pistol by CZ-USA with specific models to be announced and many other great prizes!

Scholastic Clay Target Program Announces “NexGen” Winners

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in conjunction with CZ USA and Wingshooting USA TV would like to announce the winners of the “NexGen” contest!

SCTP Athletes and Teams from around the country were to create a photo and caption that illustrated the theme “Team Work”…….then use teamwork to spread the word. Two athletes (boy and girl) would be chosen from the contest entries to win an all-expense paid upland bird hunting trip to Flint Oak and appear on a Wingshooting USA TV show with host Scott Linden and shotgun world record holder Dave Miller of CZ USA.

Teams would have the opportunity to earn a shotgun shooting clinic hosted by Dave Miller of CZ USA benefiting all members of their SCTP Team!

“We would like to thank all the teams and athletes that took part in the NexGen contest supported by Scott Linden host of Wingshooting USA and shotgun world record holder Dave Miller of CZ USA” said SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “What a great opportunity for SCTP to showcase our national youth shooting program while promoting Team Work. We look forward to more opportunities like this for all of our athletes and teams and sincerely thank Scott and Dave for their generous contribution to the youth shooting sports!”

And the winners are…

Lilly Herr shooting for the Toledo Trap and Skeet Swamp Rats out of Toledo, Ohio along with Hunter Vaughn shooting with the Rocky Knollers of Greenwood, South Carolina (along with a parent chaperone) will enjoy an upland bird hunt at the prestigious Flint Oak hunting lodge located in Fall River, Kansas. These athletes along with Dave Miller of CZ USA will appear on an episode of “Wingshooting USA” with host Scott Linden.

The Toledo Trap and Skeet Swamp Rats will also be treated to a team shooting clinic hosted by shotgun world record holder, Dave Miller of CZ USA!

2018 Nationals Gun Winners

The 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National championships had many winners, both on and off the range! A total of 70 firearms were awarded during nationals and below are some of the highlights. Congratulations to everyone who participated and supported the SCTP and SASP!

Browning 725 Winner  – Larry Cooper, Tennessee
This raffle supported the Browning scholarship winner, Eric Long, Jr. who earned the $6,450 college scholarship.

Blaser F16 Winner – Mike King, Ohio
The Blaser F16 raffle supports SCTP scholarship recipients and the SCTP!

Beretta 960 Winner – Sue Tucker, Michigan

SKB 90TSS Trap Combo – Victoria Merrit, Kentucky

CZ-USA All American Trap – David Rivers, Tennessee

Browning BT-99 Midway Edition – Lori Batcheldor, Illinois
This gun was drawn from those who joined or renewed with a SSSF Supporting Membership during Nationals Week!

Kolar Low Max Gun Winner – Wayne Werner, Iowa
This raffle supported SCTP teams across the country with the opportunity for teams to earn additional funds to their Team Endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation based on total team ticket sales.

Here are the top teams earning MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds via the Kolar raffle:

$8,000 – 1st place – BHS Demons (WI) – 617 tickets

$7,000 – 2nd place – St. Charles Shot Crew (IL) – 500 tickets

$6,000 – 3rd Place – Ida County (IA) – 479 tickets

$5,000 – 4th Place – Allen Eagles (TX) – 400 tickets

$4,000 – 5th Place – Mid Carolina Young Guns (SC) – 310 tickets

SCTP Members Can Become Part of the CZ NexGen

Hunt with shotgun world record-holder Dave Miller and Wingshooting USA host Scott Linden, or win a shooting clinic with Dave for your whole team. Share your sport, work as a team and win two ways:

1) Individual entrants online photo-caption contest illustrating the “teamwork” theme;

2) Team competition – vote for your favorite team members’ photo; generate more votes by working as a team to tell the world!

Prizes: For the photo/caption contest – a televised hunting trip alongside CZ’s shotgun world record-holder Dave Miller and Wingshooting USA TV host Scott Linden at Flint Oak in Kansas for one boy and one girl. It will be filmed as an episode of Wingshooting USA to air in 2019. For the teamwork/voting contest, win a day-long shooting clinic conducted by Miller for the team and coaches.

How it works – photo essay: Individual SCTP members collaborate, cooperate and create a photo depicting the theme of “teamwork.” Work with friends, parents, teammates and others, the image must include at least two SCTP team members. Entrants must also write a 25-words-or-less caption elaborating on the teamwork theme. Submit the package along with your name at the SCTP Facebook page’s “CZ NexGen photo contest” tab. SCTP judges will select one winning package from a boy and one from a girl, based on creativity, artistic merit and descriptive ability.

How it works – team competition: Anyone can vote for their favorite team member’s photo/caption. To win, teams must build camaraderie and motivate members, supporters, family and friends to vote. The photo and caption with the most votes will win a day-long shooting clinic for their team and coaches, conducted by world-record-holder Dave Miller.

Methods of entry: Submit photos/captions at the SCTP Facebook page “CZ NexGen photo contest” tab or using the hashtag #CZNexGen on Twitter and Instagram. Vote for favorite photos/captions at the SCTP Facebook page.

Contest starts July 1, 2018 and ends September 1, 2018. Winners notified by September 15, 2018 and must be able to attend the Flint Oak hunting trip Nov. 9-11, 2018. Team prize to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the team and Dave Miller of CZ-USA.

Who Will Take Top Gun Honors in 2018?

The Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program are excited to announce a new event at this year’s National Championships – the Top Gun Challenge.

Over the years we have watched the increase in athletes shooting multiple disciplines in both our programs at nationals. We wanted to find a way to recognize the commitment and stamina these athletes have shown competing in so many events, over the course of the week of nationals.

CZ-USA, a large sponsor of both SCTP and SASP heard us talking about wanting to start some kind of “Top Gun” competition and graciously offered to sponsor the top prize for the winner. CZ-USA will be donating a Shotgun, a Rifle and Pistol to SCTP/SASP and we will be awarding all three prizes to the High Overall Top Gun Challenge competitor.

With CZ’s support here is what we have come up with for the 2018 SCTP/SASP Nationals.

Top Gun Challenge Eligibility Criteria, Scoring and Prizes

  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be current team members in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) AND the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).
  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be pre-registered to shoot the following events at the 2018 National Championships:
    • 16 Yard Trap
    • Skeet
    • Sporting Clays
    • Rimifre Rifle (irons or optics)
    • Centerfire or Rimfire Pistol
  • Each athlete wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must complete a registration form in person at either the SASP or SCTP registration desk located at the Cardinal Center Central Entry Building prior to competing in their first event. Athletes will then shoot all competition events as usual.
  • We will compile scores from your events and calculate the winners. Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays is easy you will get the total number of birds you break in each discipline, so a possible 600 points. Since SASP is based on time and not total targets hit, it will be done a little differently. We will take all participants and rank both their rifle times and their pistol times fastest to slowest.
    • The fastest in each discipline will get 200, second place 199, third place 198 and so on down the line until everyone has a score.  We will add all those points together and the athlete with the most points out of the possible 1000 will win.
  • Every Athlete who competes in all the events and signs up, will receive a Top Gun Challenge challenge coin just for participating and showing your shooting stamina.

Prizes for Athletes Grade 12 and Under

  • 1st prize – CZ USA 612 Target Shotgun, CZ 75 SP01 Phantom Pistol and a 512 American Rifle
  • 2nd Prize – CZ Drake 12ga. Over/Under
  • 3rd Prize – Certificate for a GLOCK Pistol
  • 4th Prize – Mossberg Blaze .22 Rifle
  • 5th Prize – Case of Aguila shotgun shells and 1000 rounds of Federal Premium Hunter Match .22 ammo
  • 6th Prize – Walker’s electronic hearing protection, Certificate for XX2I glasses

Prizes for Collegiate Athletes

  • 1st Prize Mossberg Blaze .22 Rifle
  • 2nd Prize Certificate for XX2I Glasses
  • 3rd Prize Browning Range Bag
SCTP and SASP want to thank all of our sponsors for their support of our programs and the Top Gun Challenge!

Beyond the Clays – The 2017 SSSF Championships

Article Courtesy Michael Sabbeth and Fiocchi USA. Photo credit to Carla Jennings Photography.

“We are looking at the future,” Chris Hodgdon said as his hand swept like a conductor’s baton in an arc toward the line of trap fields. Hundreds of young shooters were pulverizing clay targets, laughing and speaking words of support to their teammates. We were at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships sponsored by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. The Cardinal Trap Shooting Facility in Marengo, Ohio, developed through the magnanimity of the Fishburn family, hosted the event.

Competitive shooters, ages 8 to 23 from 32 states, competed for national titles in the shotgun disciplines of American Trap, Handicap Trap, Bunker Trap, Trap Doubles, Skeet, Skeet Doubles and Sporting Clays. Pistol and rifle competitors competed for steel shooting titles in Rimfire Pistol, Centerfire Pistol, Iron Sight Rifle and Optics Rifle divisions. About 2,700 athletes on 255 teams boasted 6,400 event entries. Thirty-three states were represented and an estimated 1.26 million shots were fired in the competition events! One hundred and five SCTP student athletes will receive scholarships totaling $83,000.

Prior to SSSF, many students never or had only rarely shot a gun. Feeder organizations such as 4H and the Boy Scouts gave them opportunities to try. Many parents asked SSSF to help their children get involved in shooting. The children loved the sports, become members and gained deeper knowledge about shooting.

I learned many teams were created by the desire of a parent to enable their child to shoot responsibly and routinely. Young shooters told me the attractions of these sports: they love to shoot, they value opportunities to improve, they welcome challenges, they can be competitive or just have fun, and, unlike most sports, they can participate throughout their lives.

The vast property was lush and green with stands of hardwoods and cornfields, the earth’s fragrance more alluring than the finest perfumes. The range was a beehive of activity. Electric carts darted about like bugs on a pond and hundreds of shooters carried shotguns as nonchalantly as if holding bags of popcorn. Anna Van Nostrand, instructor and CZ representative, crafted a beautiful insightful phrase: “This is an environment of positivity.”

I arrived on Wednesday, the CZ-USA recognition day. Dave Miller, CZ’s shotgun manager and exhibition shooter, was my host. Dave shot his way into the Guinness Book of Records by breaking 3,653 clays in 60 minutes! CZ has been a Platinum sponsor of this event for five years. Dave tutored me on the sporting clays, make-or-break and crazy-quail disciplines. He even taught me to break targets shooting from my hip!

These programs require great effort. Ben Berka, President/Executive Director of SSSF, and Louise Terry, Chairman of the SSSF Board, told of the thousands of hours of organizing the event and the engagement of hundreds of volunteers. But it’s all worth it, they said. The youngsters are learning skills, get outside away from iPhones and, most significantly, develop a dedication to the American heritage and an appreciation for individual liberty. “The SSSF is about more than just breaking pieces of clay,” Louise told me.

Support for SSSF signifies a commitment to shooting’s future. Companies such as CZ-USA, Hodgdon Powder and Fiocchi USA routinely make substantial financial commitments. Observing this championship, I am comforted that the future of shooting looks bright indeed.

Michael Sabbeth is a lawyer and writer in Denver, Colorado. Please see his book The Good, The Bad & The Difference: How to Talk with Children About Values. Now in an eBook, available at Amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/c5flmmu

Dave Miller Exhibition Shoot at Nationals – Presented by CZ-USA

Dave Miller Exhibition Shoot at Nationals – Presented by CZ-USA!

Join Dave Miller at the CZ-USA Demo Field (near the grandstand area) on Wednesday, July 12 at 2:00PM for a special demonstration! Everyone is welcome to attend!

David has over 20 years of experience in the competitive shooting community and has lived to see the sport evolve into the world’s fastest growing shotgun sport. He is respected as one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the sporting clays community with a Master class title, and one of the best shooters in the United States. David is also the main star on the Outdoors TV show CZ-USA American Gun Dog TV.

David recently accomplished setting a new Guinness World Record for the most sporting clay targets shot in 1 hour— 3653 clays in May of 2015, followed by winning the Missouri State Sporting Clays Championship in July 2015. All the proceeds from the world record accomplishment will go to Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever’s Shooting Sports Endowment to benefit generations of new shooters forever! Speaking of new shooters, David has spent countless hours as an ambassador to the shooting sports industry and uses his past shooting experience to get more shooting enthusiast outdoors.

CZ-USA Renews Sponsorship with SCTP

CZCZ-USA recently announced it will again partner with the SCTP as a Platinum Level Sponsor for the 2017 shootings year. CZ-USA has been developing more hunting-type shotguns like the Upland Ultralight and the Drake, as well as competition-type shotguns like the CZ-USA All American Trap Combo and the 612 Target for competitive shooters of all ages. People can see many of these fine firearms at the SCTP national and regional banquets coming up over the next few months.

“The SCTP is a world-class program and understands what it takes to run a youth shooting organization,” Dave Miller, CZ-USA’s special project & shotgun product manager, said. “We believe very strongly in the SCTP’s mission and direction and are proud to support such a fine organization with our products!”

CZ-USA has supported the SCTP at a very high level now for several years. It is constantly looking for ways to get more involved with both the SCTP and the SASP, both programs of the SSSF.

“We are very proud to have world record holder Dave Miller and CZ-USA a part of our program,” Tom Wondrash, SCTP national director, said. “CZ-USA is a great friend and partner of not only our national organization but of the teams and families as well. Like many of our other sponsors, CZ-USA gets it. They understand that our youth are the future of the shooting sports! We appreciate all they do in support of what we stand for.”

If you are interested in supporting the SCTP youth shooting program, please contact Tom Wondrash, SCTP national director, at twondrash@sssfonline.com.

CZ-USA’s Dave Miller Attempting Guinness Record

Exhibition shooter Dave Miller of CZ-USA has his sights on setting a Guinness World Record and promoting youth shooting education on May 16, as he attempts to shoot the most clay targets ever shot in one hour.

Dave Miller
Dave Miller performing his shotgunning exhibition at the 2014 SSSF National Championships
Miller represented CZ-USA at SSSF’s 2014 National Championships in Sparta, Illinois last July, putting on shotgunning exhibitions in which he shot various targets from unusual positions and at high speed. That speed will be essential in his world-record attempt, as he will need to shoot almost one target per second to reach his goal.

According to the Democrat Missourian newspaper, Miller will need to break 3001 clay targets in an hour to set the Guinness record, although his goal is 3500. Since there was previously no category for this feat, Guinness arrived at the number of 3001 to declare a record after consulting with the clay target governing associations.

The record attempt on May 16 will be a fundraiser for Pheasants Forever to promote youth shooting education through the No Child Left Indoors program. A team of volunteers will help Miller in his attempt by loading guns and having them standing by for his use.

Good luck, Dave Miller! We’ll be watching!

You can read more about Dave Miller’s Guinness World Record attempt at the Democrat Missourian.

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