posted on June 27, 2007 00:00
Wisconsin Crowns Youth Sporting Clays Champs
Teams Qualify for Upcoming National Championships
NEWTOWN, Conn.—Young sporting clays shooters from across Wisconsin earned state titles—with many qualifying to represent Wisconsin at upcoming national championships—at last weekend's Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Wisconsin Sporting Clays State Championship.
The competition, held June 23 at Hunters Park Game Farm and Sporting Clays in Brillion, featured some of Wisconsin's top young shooters in varsity, junior varsity, intermediate and rookie divisions.
SCTP, for youths in grades 12 and under, has been called the "Little League of shooting sports." More than 10,000 students in over 40 states are expected to compete in 2007. A program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, SCTP is managed in partnership with numerous sponsors, agencies and organizations.
Wisconsin teams participating in the state title shoot qualified for their sport's upcoming national championships. Skeet and sporting clays national titles will be decided July 13-15 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Trap national championships are slated for Aug. 5-7 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill.
The best of these young shooters could be selected to attend an Olympic development camp in August in Colorado Springs, and some will go on to compete at the collegiate level.
For more information, visit www.nssf.org/sctp.
SCTP Wisconsin Sporting Clays State Championship
(held June 23 at Hunters Park Game Farm and Sporting Clays, Brillion, Wis.)
Varsity Division (Grades 9 to 12)
1st Place—J&H Eliminators, 275 out of 300 targets (Garret Flanagan of Wrightstown, Michael Redmann of Shawano, Eric Wiechman of Oshkosh).
2nd Place—HP Twisted, 268 (Austin Klister of Greenleaf, Ethan Klister of Greenleaf, Tony Tedeschi of De Pere).
3rd Place—Waukesha Dusters, 266 (Jack Peterson of Oconomowoc, Jay Peterson of Oconomowoc, Ben Waier of Milton).
Junior Varsity Division (Grades 9 to 12)
1st Place—J&H Mean Machine, 230 out of 300 targets (Ethan Archambault of Oneida, Justin Beckman of Pulaski, Benjamin Klein of Oshkosh).
2nd Place—HP Dusters, 220 (Ross Bons of Little Chute, Ben Borchardt of Greenleaf, Travis Cornelissen of De Pere).
3rd Place—J&H Bullets, 217 (Blake Artis of Bonduel, Jacob Korth of Cecil, Isaac Wilda of Appleton).
Intermediate Division (Grades 6 to 8)
1st Place—J&H Dead Eyes, 238 out of 300 targets (Taylor Austreng of Appleton, Alex Johannes of Oshkosh, Brandon Loehlein of Green Bay).
2nd Place—HP Hammers, 218 (Abigail Borchardt of Greenleaf, Kody Knaus of Kaukauna, Nicholas Ramcheck of Green Bay).
3rd Place—Milford Hills Star Team, 205 (James Berg of Watertown, Joseph Rogers of Oconomwoc, Nate Ziegewald of Ixonia).
Rookie Division (Grades 5 and under)
1st Place—Hunter’s Park Half Pints, 145 out of 225 targets (Ryan Cornelissen of Appleton, Ryan Goebel of Green Bay, Tyler Huettenrauch of Greenleaf).
2nd Place—F&R/Waukesha Duster Dogs, 142 (2-shooter squad—Brody Lauer of Richfield, Matthew Yaresh of Dousman).
3rd Place—J&H Rookie Amigos, 121 (2-shooter squad—Seth Ashauer of Hortonville, Dustin Zarnoth of New London).