(Some content below courtesy of www.usaclaytargetchampionship.com)
Members of the WHS 2018 Clay Target Team recently returned from the USA High School Clay Target League National Championships held in Mason, Michigan which is located just 20 mins. outside of Lansing.
The 2018 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship was presented by NRA Sports and sponsored by the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, SCHEELS, and Mark Zauhar.
Over 2,000 student athletes converged on Mason, Michigan July 12th-15th, to take part in the National Championship. Over 5,000 spectators also attended to watch the competition and cheer on their school’s representatives during the event, which also featured exhibitors, concessions, and a concert on Thursday by country music artist Lucas Hoge
“We had a fantastic time hosting our first-ever National Championship.” said Jim Sable, the founder and president of the USA High School Clay Target League. “Congratulations to all the participants, parents, coaches, and volunteers that made this event great!”
The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates affiliate State High School Clay Target Leagues as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades six through 12 who have earned League-approved firearm safety certification. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.
The League is the safest sport in high school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. To participate in the League, each team must have the approval of their school’s administration. The League is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America.
Nationwide, more than 26,000 students participated on over 800 school-approved teams during the 2017-2018 school year.
For more info visit http://usaclaytargetchampionship.com
As a team at Nationals, WHS finished 127th out of 175 with a team score of 432. WHS didn't qualify as a team for Day 2. (Brandon Oleson, as an individual, qualified for Day 2 action). A team from MINNESOTA finished first with a score of 968. Chaparral HS (KS) finished 6th (950) - congrats to the Road Runners!
Individually, WHS participants fared as follows: (out of 1331 participants)
356th - Brandon Oleson - Score 95/89 - 184 / 8** (2 day score)
561st - Dakota Dry - Score 92/00 - 92
912th - Andi Dry - Score 87/00 - 87
923rd - Jack Heimer - Score 87/00 - 87
1070th - Taima Graves - Score 83/00 - 83
**Reverse Run Score
This was a fantastic experience for the WHS team and their coaches. (Head Coach Jeff Dry / Asst. Coach Kaitlin Buck) - Congratulations on a fine season!