USA -(AmmoLand.com)- The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) kicked off its 2016-17 Clay Target season with the Upper West Coast Conference Championships from Oct. 1–2 at the Black Dog SC and Boise Gun Club in Boise, Idaho.
The Upper West Coast Conference Championships consisted of 53 men and women student-athletes who competed in American-style and sporting clays events. Five high school trap and skeet teams—Alaska YESS Varsity Team, Bishop Manogue High School Clay Target Club, Boise Buck Shots Youth Shooting Team, Coeur d’Alene High School Viking Trap & Skeet Team, and WWGC Youth Trap & Skeet Team—shared the range with those from Boise State University, Fresno State University, the University of Idaho, North Idaho College, and the University of Utah.
Here are the top-three finishers and their scores from each event:
College men’s: Logan Engelman 98 (Fresno State Gun Club), Daniel Bocks 97 (Fresno State Gun Club), Hunter Statham 97 (Fresno State Gun Club)
High school men’s: Jack Peterson 282 (WWGC Youth Trap & Skeet Team), Nick Vrevich 278 (Coeur d’Alene High School Viking Trap & Skeet Team), Colby Lord 271 (Alaska YESS Varsity Team), Michael Goulding 271 (Boise Buck Shots Youth Shooting Team
High school women’s: Jessica Lincoln 281 (Alaska YESS Varsity Team), Meghan Thompson 221 (Alaska YESS Varsity Team), Hayley Lincoln 213 (Alaska YESS Varsity Team)
Team Highest Overall:
College: Fresno State Gun Club 1353, Boise State Sporting Arms Club 1124
High school: Alaska YESS Varsity Team 1360
Upcoming tournaments include the Central Midwest Conference Championships from Oct. 8–9 in Pacific, Mo.; Lower Midwest International Championships from Oct. 21–23 in San Antonio; Upper East Coast Conference Championships from Nov. 5–6 in Glenn Dale, Md.; and Upper Midwest Conference Championships from Nov. 5–6 in Grand Island, Neb. Additional tournament dates and locations, as well as further information about the ACUI Clay Targets program, can be found at www.acui.org/claytargets.
ACUI would like to thank the MidwayUSA Foundation for providing endowment funds for teams. With their support, the ACUI program continues to create meaningful communities and development opportunities for students and teams across the country.
ACUI has organized the collegiate clay target championships for 49 years. The Clay Target Collegiate Shotgun Bowl Series was created in 2012 to provide additional opportunities for competition closer to participating campuses, thereby allowing full team roster participation.
Please contact Michelle Smith at 812.245.8055 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions in regard to starting a team or getting involved with the ACUI Clay Target program.
ACUI was founded in 1914. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services. ACUI considers its clay targets program not only a place to practice skills and compete with student-athletes, but a place where leadership opportunities abound and scholarships are awarded. It is a living, breathing community on campus, on the field, and at events.