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July 26, 2017 |
Georgia's Lake Oconee Shotgun Team Wins JV Div. Doubles Skeet National Title

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Georgia's Lake Oconee Shotgun Team took the Doubles Skeet title in the Junior Varsity Division during competition at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships.

Lake Oconee was led by Baylor Garland of Eatonton who broke 99 of 100 targets. Riley Downs of Mitchell added 97 while Hagen Young of McIntyre finished with 89.

Second place, with 284 targets, went to the Kent County Conservation League's (KCCL) Orange Crushers of Michigan. Jadon Butler of Sherdian and Jake Lotterman of Ada each broke 95 targets followed by Soren Hanson of Lowell who broke 94.

In third place with a combined 276 targets was the North Scott Trap Team of Iowa which was led by Thomas Keeshan with 94 followed by Jaydon Biles with 92 and Jacob Dies with 90. All three team members hail from Princeton.

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.

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.