Tag: International Trap

SCTP Conducts International Trap Development Camp At Ben Avery Shooting Facility

While winter storms swept across the northern tier of the country, it was relatively warm and sunny in Phoenix, Arizona the weekend of February 9-10, 2019. Perfect weather to conduct an international trap development camp for twelve shotgun athletes intent on learning a new game and/or honing some basic skills.

Front row, left to right: Wyatt Pizinger, Samantha Witty, Loretta Christian, Victoria Hendrix, Coach Terri DeWitt.
Back row, left to right: Matt Killeen, Jack Gallagher, Jayden Wiemer, Axel Kinder, Nathanial Pizinger, Coach Brian Witty, Isaac Smith, Nick Sallee. Not shown: Tomi Ownby.

These twelve athletes proudly represented their local SCTP teams and schools during two days of live fire and classroom training: Jack Gallagher, Victoria Hendrix, Axel Kinder, Tomi Ownby – Ben Avery Clay Crushers; Nathanial Pizinger, Wyatt Pizinger, Nick Sallee, Isaac Smith, Samantha Witty – Prescott Bird Busters; Loretta Christian, Jayden Wiemer – Arizona Outdoor Sports; and Matt Killeen – Arizona State University. Topics covered in the classroom included mental and physical skills while also touching on basic goal setting, attentional focus, and tactical breathing. Technical skills, such as stance, mount, and look point were discussed and applied on the range over the course of two days and 2500 targets.

“These athletes learned a lot in two days, but I think they had fun doing it. It was a pleasure working with them,” said Coach Terri DeWitt. “They are very talented and tenacious athletes and I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing some of them again either at the SCTP International Championships or at the USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships this summer. I look forward to seeing them again,” she smiled.

SCTP would like to thank the Ben Avery Shooting Facility and Coach Brian Witty for their help in making this camp happen.

SCTP National Team Member Wins Gold in Italy

2017/2018 SCTP National Team member Maddy Bernau has only been shooting International Trap for a brief four years but her commitment to this sport was significantly rewarded last month.  Bernau’s exceptional performance at the 14th International Junior Grand Prix in Porpetto, Italy earned her an individual gold medal in Women’s Trap, as well as another gold medal in the Mixed Team event with USA Shooting teammate Dale Royer.

The Junior Grand Prix in Italy was intended as a warm-up event for USA Shooting’s junior trap and skeet athletes headed to the World Championships in Changwon, Korea later this summer.  Bernau earned her spot on the junior World Championship Team at the Spring Selection Match in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year.  Yet in spite of her recent success, Bernau remains focused. “It felt like everything I had worked hard for paid off, although I have lots of work to do over the summer to get ready for Worlds,” she explains.  There’s little doubt that there are many more gold medals in this athlete’s future.

The SCTP National Team provides International Trap and Skeet athletes like Maddy Bernau more coaching and training opportunities and is committed to the vision of putting these athletes into the Olympic pipeline. The 2018/2019 SCTP National Team will be selected July 22-27 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

2018 SCTP National Team Trains in Gainesville

Thinking to start the year with some early season warm weather training, the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Team held its first training camp of 2018 at Gator Skeet and Trap Club in Gainesville, Florida January 3-5. Winter Storm Grayson, however, had other ideas. In spite of pouring rain and freezing temperatures, these athletes accepted the challenge, layered up, and shot just over 5000 targets in three days.

SCTP athletes in attendance included  Mark Shields (NT/Missouri), AJ Nomina (NT/Colorado), Sarah Schwacher (NT/Wisconsin), Jack Brosseau (NT/Florida), Tyler Thiede (NT/Wisconsin), Madeleine Taylor (NT/Alaska), Jay Bible (walk on/Florida), Abbey Wigh (walk on/Florida), Scott Schuldt (walk on/Florida).

“It was pretty miserable the first day, but they put their heads down and went to work. Goals don’t wait for the weather to clear up,” said head coach, Terri DeWitt. She and assistant skeet coach Joe Buffa will host another training camp in Tucson, Arizona prior to the USA Shooting Spring Selection Match in March. Other training camps are planned for 2018, but not yet finalized.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Terri and the leadership she is providing for the SCTP National Team!” Said SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “This practice and training is one of many to come that will help these team members surge in the International disciplines. People like Terri and Joe Buffa out there working with these athletes is a very welcome addition to our program!”

National Team (NT) athletes earned their spot via participation and placement in the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program International Championships held July 23-29, 2017.

2018 national team members receive ongoing coaching in the international shooting disciplines, 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!

International Clay Target Shooters Invited to Western Regional / AZ Junior Olympic Championships

SCTP shooters who compete in the international disciplines are invited to participate in the 2015 SCTP Western Regional International Tournament, which will run concurrently with the 2015 Arizona State Junior Olympic Clay Target Championships.

Sanctioned by USA Shooting, the competition will be held at the USA Shooting Southwest Regional Training Center at Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Arizona. Competition will be May 16-17, with official practice the previous day. Invitations to the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships will be granted to some participants.

To be eligible for the 2015 SCTP Western Regional International Tournament, you must be registered with the Arizona Junior Olympic Clay Target Championships first, then register with the 2015 SCTP Western Regional International Tournament on www.sssfonline.org.

Endowment funds will be provided for the SCTP Western Regional International Tournament.

Click here to learn all the details and to register.

Learn About International Trap at Introductory Clinic

Terri DeWittShooters wanting to learn about International Trap have two opportunities to learn from one of the best — champion shooter and former Olympic team member, Terri DeWitt.

DeWitt will host introductory level International Trap clinics in Florida and Ohio this spring:

    March 17 – 18, 2015
    Gator Skeet and Trap, Gainesville, Florida
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    May 15, 2015
    Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association, Harrison, Ohio
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Space is limited in each clinic.

Among her many accomplishments, Terri DeWitt has been a 6-time Women’s National Trap Champion, a 5-time Women’s National record setter, an Olympic team member, and an instructor with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. She is also the Program Manager for the MidwayUSA Foundation.

SCTP Shooters Compete in International Disciplines

SCTP shooters got a taste of Olympic-style shooting last week, competing in the 2014 SCTP National Team Championships for International Disciplines at the International Shooting Park near Colorado Springs, CO.

This year’s competitor numbers doubled last year’s totals. Bunker trap had 90 registrations, with 44 for International Skeet and 55 for International Double Trap.

In addition to squad and individual awards for the three disciplines, four athletes earned positions on the USA National Junior Team as a result of their scores:

National Junior Team
L-R: Nic Moschetti, Hank Garvey, Myles Walker, and Roe Reynolds. (Perry Hintz Photo)

  • Roe Reynolds – Bunker Trap
  • Myles Walker – Bunker Trap
  • Nic Moschetti – International Skeet
  • Hank Garvey – International Double Trap

Almost 200 athletes, coaches, and family members attended the awards banquet at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, where shooters received medals and awards for their accomplishments. The four athletes winning spots on the USA National Junior Team were presented blue USA Shooting jackets by Todd Graves, former Olympian and current USA Shooting National Shotgun Coach.

Also attending the banquet and recognizing the shooters were Mike Theimer, USA Shooting Director of Youth Shooting; Lloyd Woodhouse, former Olympian and legendary USA National Coach; Dave Johnson, USA Shooting Director of Operations; and USA Shooting members Nick Boerboon and Morgan Craft.

See Photos from National Championships for International Disciplines

Gold Medal winners include:

International Skeet

Squad – OpenTampa Bay Clays (FL)
Squad – SeniorDes Moines Clay Crushers (IA)
Individual Men’s CollegiateClayton MoniotKansas City Crushers (KS)
Individual Boys SeniorNic MoschettiTSSC Bears (CO)
Individual Boys IntermediateDillon RomeroCody Clay Crushers (WY)
Individual Girls SeniorMolly SheehanMinute Man Sharpshooters (MA)

International Trap Doubles

Squad – OpenArizona Outdoor Sports (AZ)
Squad – SeniorMinute Man Sharpshooters (MA)
Individual Men’s CollegiateJordan HintzBHS Demons (WI)
Individual Boys SeniorHank GarveyMinute Man Sharpshooters (MA)
Individual Boys IntermediateSam LamaCenterburg Youth SS (OH)
Individual Girls SeniorMadelynn BernauWaterford H.S. Trap Team (WI)

Bunker Trap

Squad – OpenU.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)
Squad – SeniorCTC-Tennessee Blue (TN)
Individual Men’s CollegiateMyles WalkerBHS Demons (WI)
Individual Boys SeniorRoe ReynoldsCentral Ark. Shotgun Team (AR)
Individual Boys IntermediateGabriel ShandlesU.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)
Individual Boys RookieJoshua VegaU.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)
Individual Girls SeniorGrace HambuchenCentral Ark. Shotgun Team (AR)
Individual Girls IntermediateLogan SmithU.S. Clay Target Academy (FL)

See full scores and results.

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