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Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program crowns international skeet and international bunker trap champions

  • 5/21/2024 3:41:00 PM
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The Scholastic Clay Target Program held championship events for International Skeet and International Bunker Trap on May 18-19. These events are the same as what are competed in at the Olympics.  International Skeet was held at the New Pioneer Gun Club, while the International Bunker Trap Championship was held at the AVAD Hunt Club, near Coon Rapids. 

In the International Skeet competition, Owen McConville, 5th, from the Des Moines Clay Crushers won the men’s non-collegiate division and Madalynn Schroder from Pella Shooters Club, Inc., won the women’s non-collegiate division. Final results are below.

At the International Bunker Trap Championship, Gavin Wulf and Lexi Henning, from Wilton Trap Team, won the men’s non-collegiate and ladies non-collegiate respectively. Cole Henning, from Wilton Trap Team/William Penn University, won the men’s collegiate division. Upon completion of the events, athletes from both events were invited to the National Junior Olympic Match in Hillsdale, Mich., in July. The final results are below.

International Skeet Championship

Men’s Individual 

  1. Dawson Wiemann, Des Moines Clay Crushers: 96
  2. Owen McConville 5th, Des Moines Clay Crushers: 81
  3. Dunkin Guillen, Pella Shooters Club, Inc.: 76

Women’s Individual 

  1. Madalynn Schroeder, Pella Shooters Club, Inc.: 108
  2. Megan Vos, Oskaloosa Shooting Team: 87
  3. Lauren Harmon, Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Shooting Sports: 50

International Skeet Team Standings

  1. Oskaloosa Shooting Team: 221
  2. Pella Shooters Club, Inc.: 184
  3. Des Moines Clay Crushers: 177

 

International Bunker Trap Championship

Men’s Individual 

  1. Gavin Wulf, Wilton Trap Team: 92
  2. Nathan Nepple, Carroll County Shooting Sports: 91
  3. Nolan Kent, Williamsburg Shooting Sports: 84

Women’s Individual 

  1. Lexi Henning, Wilton Trap Team: 93
  2. Laylah Wehner, Williamsburg Shooting Sports: 59
  3. Leni Wulf, Wilton Trap Team: 56

Men’s Collegiate Individual 

  1. Cole Henning, Wilton Trap Team/William Penn Shotgun Sports: 113

International Bunker Trap Team Standings

  1. Williamsburg Shooting Sports: 243
  2. Carroll County Shooting Sports:243
  3. Wilton Trap Team: 241

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) allows student athletes from elementary through high school and college the opportunity to compete in sports such as trap, skeet, and sporting clays, as well as Olympic disciplines like bunker trap and international skeet. The next championship competition is the Doubles Skeet Championships taking place May 25 at the Mahaska County Izaak Walton League near Oskaloosa.

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) are youth development programs that promote shooting sports and competitive shooting as a means to help young individuals achieve their highest potential and become their best selves. The program's goal is to instill personal values and character traits, such as fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and personal commitment in young people. 

For more information on the Scholastic Clay Target or Action Shooting Programs in Iowa, contact Marty Eby, at 515-313-8048 or Marty.Eby@dnr.iowa.gov.

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