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State Champions named in Collegiate Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Super Sporting Clays

  • 10/24/2023 1:21:00 PM
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More than 160 athletes from 13 Iowa colleges competed in the 2023 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Collegiate Championships in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Super Sporting Clays on Oct. 21-22, at the New Pioneer Gun Club, in Waukee.

Iowa Western Community College, Hawkeye Redtails, and each won Team State Collegiate Championships over the weekend. Iowa Western took home first place team in Sporting Clays, Super Sporting and Skeet, while the Hawkeye Redtails Sports Shooting Team won the Trap Championship. Iowa Western Shotgun Sports also won the Team High Over All Championship, which combines team scores from all four events.

Colton Crooks took the top men’s spot in American Singles Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays, while Tyler Uhri of Iowa Western Shotgun Sports won the Men’s Super Sporting event. For the collegiate ladies, Jenna Smith of the Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting, won the American Trap event, Abby Johnson of Iowa Western Shotgun Sports, won the skeet event, Emma Chapin of Iowa Central Community College, won the Sporting Clays event, and Haley Starmer, of Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting, won the Super Sporting event.

The final results for all events are below and can be found online at https://app.sssfonline.com/results/team/1487.

American Singles Trap

Men’s Individual Singles Trap

  1. Colton Crooks, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  2. Blaedyn Benscoter, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  3. Karter Kopecky, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Sam Singewald, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  5. Abram Lorence, Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting

Women’s Individual Singles Trap

  1. Jenna Smith, Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting
  2. Janice Tejeda, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  3. Karlee Young, Ellsworth College Panthers
  4. Kelly Holt, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  5. Payton Kruse, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports

Singles Trap Teams

  1. Hawkeye Redtails Sports Shooting, 479 points
  2. Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting, 477points
  3. Iowa Western Shotgun Sports, 473 points

Skeet Championship

Men’s Individual Skeet

  1. Colton Crooks, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  2. Shane Manyik, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  3. Aden Wyckoff, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Christian Cole, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  5. Cody Dickerson, Iowa Central Community College

Women's Individual Skeet

  1. Abby Johnson, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  2. Jenna Smith, Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting
  3. Haley Starmer, Hawkeye Redtails Sports Shooting
  4. Keeley Waack, Iowa Central Community College
  5. Janice Tejeda, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports

Skeet Teams

  1. Iowa Western Shotgun Sports, 480 points
  2. Iowa Central Community College, 472 points
  3. Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting, 467 points

Sporting Clays Championship

Men’s Individual Sporting Clays

  1. Colton Crooks, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  2. Shane Manyik, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  3. Aden Wyckoff, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Chayden Wright, Iowa Central Community College
  5. Kaelen Smith, Iowa Central Community College

Women's Individual Sporting Clays

  1. Emma Chapin, Iowa Central Community College
  2. Janice Tejeda, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  3. Haley Starmer, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  4. Payton Kruse, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  5. Jenna Smith, Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting

Sporting Clays Teams

  1. Iowa Western Shotgun Sports, 254 points
  2. Iowa Central Community College, 242 points
  3. Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting, 236 points

Super Sporting Clays Championship

Men’s Individual Super Sporting Clays

  1. Tyler Uhri, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  2. Shane Manyik, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  3. Benjamin Menking, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Chayden Wright, Iowa Central Community College
  5. Daylon Heater, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports

Women's Individual Super Sporting Clays

  1. Haley Starmer, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  2. Emma Chapin, Iowa Central Community College
  3. Payton Kruse, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Lydia Covert, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  5. Jenna Smith, Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting

Super Sporting Clays Teams

  1. Iowa Western Shotgun Sports, 126 points
  2. Iowa Central Community College, 116 points
  3. Indian Hills Community College, 113 points

High Over All Awards were given to teams and individuals who participated in all four disciplines; trap, skeet, sporting clays, and super sporting clays. The HOA winners are below.

High Over All Men

  1. Colton Crooks, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  2. Shane Manyik, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  3. Tyler Uhri, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Chayden Wright, Iowa Central Community College
  5. Kaelan Smith, Iowa Central Community College

High Over All Ladies

  1. Janice Tejeda, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  2. Jenna Smith, Southeastern Blackhawks Sports Shooting
  3. Payton Kruse, Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
  4. Haley Starmer, Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting
  5. Emma Chapin, Iowa Central Community College

High Over All Teams

  1. Iowa Western Shotgun Sports, 1333 points
  2. Iowa Central Community College, 1301 points
  3. Hawkeye RedTails Sports Shooting, 1293 points

The SCTP is a youth development program, first and foremost and we do this through the shooting sports and competitive shooting. The SCTP’s mission is to help youth reach their highest potential in becoming the best athletes and young adults they can be. For more information on the Scholastic Clay Target Program in Iowa, contact Chris Van Gorp, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator at 515-313-8048 or chris.vangorp@dnr.iowa.gov.

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