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July 21, 2017 |
Iowa's North Scott Trap Team Wins Varsity Div. Doubles Trap National Title

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The North Scott Trap Team of Iowa broke 928 of 1,000 targets on their way to claiming the Doubles Trap title in the Varsity Division during competition at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships.

Eric Long of Davenport led the North Scott Trap Team with 191 followed by Andrew Troje of Donahue with 189, Cameron Johns of Bettendorf with 186, Hunter Block of Eldridge with 184 and Braxton Childers of Bettendorf with 178.

Held July 8-15 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, more than 2,300 athletes representing 29 states faced over one million clay targets during eight days of competition in the shooting disciplines of Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays.

Ohio's Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club finished second in the competition with 881 targets. Bryce Posten of Rittman led with 189 followed by Chase Jindra of Spencer with 182, Michael Adkins of Rittman with 180, Dakota Schandel of Gnadenhutten with 171 and Allison Elchlinger of Wadsworth with 159.

Third place,with 870 targets, went to the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team of Georgia who were led by Aaron Copelan of Eatonton and Mitch Marsh of Hillsboro, each with 186. Teammates Taylor Hyatt of Greensboro and Julianna Johnson of Sparta added 169 each while Guy Nelson of Bostwick contributed 160.

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is a youth development program in which adult coaches and other volunteers use the shooting sports of Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays, as well as the Olympic disciplines of Bunker Trap, Trap Doubles and International Skeet to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. Nationally, there are nearly 14,800 students and more than 3,300 adult volunteers across 45 states participating in the Scholastic Clay Target Program.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (SSSF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the National Governing Body for the Scholastic Clay Target Program. SCTP was started by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in 2001.

For more information about SCTP and SSSF, visit You can also follow SCTP on Facebook at or @ScholasticShootingSports on Instagram.