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SCTP International Team shines at 2022 ACUI National Championships

Title photo courtesy of Emily Rasmussen. Sarah Schwacher, Damien Stewart, Emily Rasmussen

The ACUI Collegiate National Championships concluded in San Antonio after a week long competition schedule encompassing both international and american clay target disciplines. The Winchester-sponsored SCTP International Team had quite a good showing, with 100 target competitions March 19th and 20th for International Skeet and Bunker Trap, respectively. Athletes Joshua Corbin and Emersyn Berck claimed two individual National Champion titles in International Skeet. The SCTP International Team Head Coach, Terri DeWitt noted quite a few other placements with both current and past Team members.


DeWitt asked the youth athletes what it feels like to be the respective 2022 ACUI International Skeet National Champion: “Pretty great. Feels like all my training paid off,” said Berck. Josh Corbin answered: “I feel grateful for all of the training and opportunities the SCTP has provided to prepare me for my collegiate career.” 

DeWitt asked team member Emily Rasmussen how it felt to sweep the podium with past and present SCTP teammates: “Even though we are competitors, we are cheering each other on and it feels great when we all succeed and make the podium together,” replied Rasmussen.

Photo courtesy of Katy Corbin. Joshua Corbin and Emersyn Berck


Results:
Mens’ I-Skeet
1st – Joshua Corbin (Current Team Member), Hillsdale College
2nd – Kyle Fleck (2019 SCTP International Team) Hillsdale College
3rd – Mathew Brindley (Current Team Member), William Penn Univ

Women’s I-Skeet
1st – Emersyn Berck (Current Team Member), Kansas State Univ
2nd – Emily Rasmussen (Current Team Member), Concordia Univ
3rd – Sarah Schwacher (2017, 2020 Team), Concordia Univ

Men’s I-Trap
13th – Joshua Corbin
16th – Manny Butdorf (Current Team Member), Jacksonville Univ
43rd – Mathew Brindley (Current Team Member)

Women’s I-Trap
5th – Madeleine Taylor (2017 Team), Concordia Univ
*Current SCTP Team did not have anyone entered in Women’s I-Trap. Ida Brown was in Peru competing at the World Cup.

SCTP International Team’s 1st Training Camp for the 2021 Season

Nine members of the 2021 SCTP International Team met for their first training camp during the weekend of November 13-14 at the Crossville Shooting Sports Park in Crossville, TN. Team members Jessica Gunderson, Abbey Wigh, Loretta Christian, Emersyn Berck, Emily Rasmussen, Emanuel Butdorf, Eyan Marx, Taylor Botshon, and Johnathon Savage were guided by International Team coachesTerri DeWitt and Brian Witty. This two-day camp focused on taking a deep dive into sports science, with emphasis on the importance of vision in clay target sports. With sponsors like Winchester Ammunition, training camps like this are available for SCTP International Team members, honing their game in preparation for large competitions and selections.

Sport Vision Coaches Dr. Carusone andMs. Kassie Kibler from EyeExcel in Knoxville, TN, gave instruction about the physiology of the eye, the mechanics of how vision works, how that relates to the shooting sports, and the importance of vison training to performance. Dr. Carusone evaluated each athlete on their vision strengths as well as identified areas of needed improvement. The athletes were guided through some practical exercises and then they spent the afternoon performing them. Each athlete went home with a better understanding of the importance of vision training as well as a personal vision training kit to continue their training at home.

“This was an exceptional weekend of learning for these athletes,” stated SCTP International Head Coach,Coach DeWitt. “We didn’t spend a lot of time pulling triggers, but rather used this weekend to hone an edge on their performance. I can’t thank Dr. C enough for sharing his time and expertise with us.”

SCTP International Team At 2021 Junior World Championships

The Winchester-sponsored SCTP International Team had four athletes qualify for the Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru: Jordan Sapp and Madeline Corbin (skeet); Tristan Schroder and Sydney Krieger (trap). SCTP athlete and alum of the team, Jordan Sapp won the silver medal in I-skeet. The Men’s Skeet Team of Sapp, Elijah Ellis, and Ben Keller claimed silver in the final against Italy.

International Team member Sydney Krieger stood alongside fellow SCTP athlete, Bethany High, and Faith Pendergrass in the Women’s Trap Team event, securing gold for the United States!

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SCTP International Team Competes at Junior World Championship Selection

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!

Junior Men’s medalists, left to right: Jack Nelson (silver), Grayson Davey (gold), Tristan Schroder (bronze)

2020 SCTP trap athletes Logan Samson, Aiko Coloso, Taylor Dale, and Tristan Schroder

Junior Women’s trap finalists, left to right: Bethany High, Faith Pendergrass, Sydney Krieger, Ryann Phillips, Carey Garrison, Tylar Gantt

Women’s Skeet National Development Team, left to right: Alishia Fayth Lane, Madeline Corbin
2020 SCTP skeet athletes left to right: Jordan Sapp, Preston Bailey, Joshua Corbin

2020 Bunker 300 At New International Competition Venue

Emanuel Butdorf, Gold Medal Winner & Junior Runner Up

Over the weekend of October 16-18th, Bunker Trap athletes of all demographics traveled to the Cardinal Shooting Center for the 2020 Bunker 300. This open event became the 2nd competition to utilize the newly built International Skeet and Bunker Trap facilities at the popular competition venue in Marengo, Ohio. Earlier in 2020, teams from the Cardinal Shooting Center, Promatic, and the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) worked to install these facilities for first use by the SCTP National Championships in July.

In an initiative to further increase awareness and participation in the international disciplines of shotgun shooting sports, the SCTP hosted the Bunker 300 with event partner and program Red Diamond Sponsor, Winchester.

The competition kicked off on a Friday, with a 100 target prelim event, with awards for 1-3 in junior and open categories. Through the weekend, competitors shot the 200 match target event, followed by the open final on Sunday to determine awards for HOA, 2nd, and 3rd award honors.

Tristan Schroder took the honor of High Junior at the Bunker 300 and was a winner in the Random Team Race. Tristan is an SCTP athlete and International Team Member.

Winchester, the official ammunition of the SCTP and SCTP International Teams was there in full force, providing AA International Trap ammunition, Winchester SX3 shotguns, and other swag for door prizes and winners.

“I think the first “open” International Trap event held on the new Cardinal Shooting Center bunkers went extremely well,” beamed SCTP International Team Head Coach, Terri DeWitt. “We could not have done it so successfully without the resources of Cardinal Center, SCTP, Winchester Ammunition, Nick Sage with Promatic, and especially all of our volunteers! I look forward to growing the international trap program in Ohio and running more of these open competitions next year.”

In addition to the main event, the Random Team Race gave cash prizes to the first and second place teams based on scores from Day 1 and 2 of the Bunker 300. SCTP International Trap Team Members, Taylor Dale and Tristan Schroeder took the win with a combined score of 321.

Taylor Dale, SCTP athlete and International Team Member. At the Bunker 300, Taylor was awarded 3rd place junior and was a winner in the Random Team Race.

“The SCTP Winchester 300 was a great match, as we grow our International Style shooting presence at Cardinal Center,” said Chet Tuinstra, SCTP Eastern Director of Development. “This relaxed, relatively low key open shoot allowed student athletes from the Scholastic Clay Target Program and others outside youth shooting sports to compete and hone their skills at this fantastic new facility! We look forward to growing this type of competition at Cardinal Center in the future.”

Results:

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SCTP Names Newest Members Of International Team

The SCTP ran the coveted National Championships in July at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio with a new twist: the International National Championships were included. Normally an eight-day event, the SCTP National Championships became a ten-day event with the addition and start of the International disciplines of International Skeet and Bunker Trap. Overall, 220 athletes took part in the newest addition of competition to the Cardinal Center.

“This has been a dream and project of mine personally for about 3-4 years,” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “We have worked very hard with Cardinal Center staff to come up with a plan, with Promatic and Larry & Brenda Potterfield to assist us with the funding and support and had even raised funds ourselves to help with the purchase of 4 Bunker Fields and equipment! Having a facility that can house all our needs was essential and the savings to families and teams of less travel and time off work will make a huge impact going forward. We can’t thank everyone enough including Winchester, the official ammunition of the SCTP/SCTP International Team for their support and making the dream come true!”

As the Official Ammo of the SCTP, Winchester has gone above and beyond with SCTP-branded packaging on shelves near you soon! We love seeing our sponsors so passionately support our program and spread awareness to the masses!

Since the completion of the newest international range in the country, the Cardinal Center has announced that they will also be adding an additional bunker trap field to be completed by the 2021 SCTP National Championships, bringing the total fields on site to five.

“We couldn’t be prouder to add this opportunity to the Cardinal Centers shooting venue,” said Luke Spengler, Cardinal Centers Trap manager. “We feel that this will greatly strengthen the International Shooting sports as a whole and are very excited to support the SCTP’s mission and dedication to the shooting sports. Creating these opportunities is what this is all about, we commend Tom and his staff & supporters for the hard work they have put into making this happen!”

The 4-day International portion of the National Championships is in the books and 15 new athletes have been named to the 2020/2021 SCTP International Team! These athletes come from 8 states and over half of those athletes coming from Arizona and Wisconsin (4 each).

“These athletes worked hard,” said Terri DeWitt, SCTP International Team Head Coach, and former Olympian. “Many of them had very little to no training due to the pandemic and had to travel a long way just to participate. What an awesome opportunity for these athletes, I look forward to the many years of competitions and camps we will host here, and calling the Cardinal Center “home” of the SCTP International Team is just a bonus! We could not have gotten through the long competition days without the generous support and effort of all of our volunteers. This was truly a team effort and it showed in the tremendous amount of success we had in the execution of this inaugural International Championships!” 

The SCTP would like to congratulate the following athletes for their performance last month and for making the 2020/2021 SCTP International Team!

Pictured: Top 3 Women from the Bunker Trap Finals 

SCTP International Team, Bunker Trap Women:
Aiko Coloso – Florida
Taylor Dale – Wisconsin
Sydney Krieger – Arizona
Loretta Christian – Arizona

Pictured: Top 3 Men from the Bunker Trap Finals

SCTP International Team, Bunker Trap Men:
Logan Samson – Alaska
Tristan Schroeder – Michigan
Matthew Killeen – Arizona

Pictured: Top 3 Women from the International Skeet Finals with SCTP International Team Head Coach, Terri DeWitt

SCTP International Team, Skeet Women:
Erin Lokke – Minnesota
Sarah Schwacher – Wisconsin
Phoebe Smith – Tennessee
Madeline Corbin – Wisconsin

Pictured: Top 3 Men from the International Skeet Finals

SCTP International Team, Skeet Men:
Zachary Maggard – Tennessee
Josh Corbin – Wisconsin
Preston Bailey – Missouri
Jordan Sapp – Arizona

Each year the SCTP crowns a new International Team based on finishes at its International National Championships. Next year, those dates will be July 8-11. Competition year for the team runs from September 1st – August 31st and includes several camps and competitions lead by Head Coach DeWitt. Make sure you and your team are registered with the SCTP to take advantage of this incredible opportunity of a lifetime!

SCTP International Skeet Athletes Best Performances at Olympic Trials Part 2

As the USA Shooting Olympic Trials Part 2 drew to a close with the conclusion of the Skeet event on March 8th, SCTP International Skeet athletes earned two podium finishes and posted several personal best scores.

Kyle Fleck; photo courtesy of US Army Marksmanship Unit
Erin Lokke

Preston Bailey, Jordan Sapp, Kyle Fleck, and Erin Lokke produced solid performances in spite of daily Tucson winds that, at times, reached a sustained 20 mph. Bailey’s 227 x 250, a personal best, won him the bronze medal in the J2 junior men’s category; Lokke’s 224 x 250 would give her the Collegiate Women’s silver medal. Both Sapp and Fleck put up personal best performances with 216 x 250.

Preston Bailey and Jordan Sapp

Members of the 2019 SCTP International Team will be preparing for their next major competition (USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships) with a training camp in Kerrville, TX next month.

Congratulations to the USA Shooting 2020 Olympic Skeet Team members Vincent Hancock, Phillip Jungman, Amber English, and Austen Smith!

SCTP International Team Athletes Compete in U.S. Olympic Trials Part 2

Read our previous story of how the SCTP International Team prepared for the U.S. Olympic Trials

SCTP International Athletes Peter Meola, Alexa Paxson, Ella McLerran, Sydney Krieger, Camron Burks
Left to right: Peter Meola, Alexa Paxson, Ella McLerran, Sydney Krieger, Camron Burks

As the trap competition drew to a close in Tucson on March 2nd, SCTP International Team trap athletes, past and present, made quite a splash. 2019 Team athletes Sydney Krieger and Alexa Paxson took home medals in their respective categories; Krieger earned J2 Gold and Paxson earned Collegiate Bronze with their performances.

Left to right: Emilio Carvalho, Joey Richards, Stephen Brown

Emilio Carvalho, 2018 SCTP International Team alumni athlete, finished second in the Junior Men’s category and his silver medal earned him a slot on this year’s Junior World Championship Team. Emilio will travel to Suhl, Germany in July to compete against juniors from around the world.

SCTP Alumni athlete, Madelynn Bernau makes the 2020 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team
Left to right: 2020 US Olympic Trap Team athletes Brian Burrows, Derrick Mein, Kayle Browning, and Madelynn Bernau

2017 SCTP International Team alumni athlete, Madelynn Bernau, has made perhaps the biggest splash yet for the SCTP International Team program; Maddy’s exceptional performance throughout the Olympic Trials process has earned her a berth on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Maddy will compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

Congratulations to all the SCTP International athletes on their performances in Tucson! Next up – USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships in June.

SCTP International Team Trains In Tucson

As 2019 drew to a close, the SCTP International Team gathered in Tucson, AZ for the year’s last training camp, December 28-30. Since most of the team members will be participating in USA Shooting’s Olympic Trials Part 2 being held at Tucson Trap and Skeet next month, it made sense to get some training on this range. “Honestly, the weather was really awful this week,” remarked Coach Terri DeWitt. “But it was an excellent opportunity for the athletes to get a game plan for sustained winds and cold temperatures in case we have the same thing next month.”

Athletes attending this camp were: Erin Lokke, Emily Rasmussen, Madeline Corbin, Josh Corbin, Jordan Sapp, Kyle Fleck, Preston Bailey, Sarah Schwacher, Joe Witty, Quinn Schuppner, Peter Meola, Tony Meola, Kevin Whitehead, Alexa Paxson, Ella McLerran, Sydney Krieger, and Madeleine Taylor.

Lending their expertise to the training camp were two subject matter experts; two-time Olympian Connie Smotek, who coached Skeet and Physical Therapist Dr. Cathy Arnot who assessed the strength, flexibility, and balance of each athlete as well as led group exercises. Each athlete left the camp with Dr. Arnot’s individual recommendations for home programs intended to address any impairment and to maximize performance. “It was a pleasure to meet and work with such a talented group of young shooting athletes,” she said.

On the benefit of having an individual exercise protocol, skeet athlete Jordan Sapp commented, “With this I can properly stretch to feel more comfortable on the first round of the day.” Skeet athlete Preston Bailey also enjoyed the camp, remarking, “ I loved the coaching and definitely picked up some hot tips that are going to serve me well! I loved being able to work with Dr. Cathy and learn how to properly prepare myself.”

The SCTP International Team would like to thank the staff at Tucson Trap and Skeet for their generous hospitality in hosting the camp.

Training camps for 2020 are still in the planning stages.

“We have some fantastic opportunities for SCTP International Team athletes coming up this year that may include some overseas travel!” Added Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “We are working hard making sure these athletes have every opportunity to succeed and have as many tools as we can muster up for them! We can’t thank Coach DeWitt enough for her passion and the diligence she has shown ensuring the best possible outcome for these athletes, this team is going places!”

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