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August 11, 2017 |
South Texas Shooters Claim 3rd National Title With Centerfire Pistol Win

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following team wins in Iron Sight Rifle and Rimfire Pistol competition, a squad from the South Texas Shooters picked up a third title for the team with their win in the Open Division in the Centerfire Pistol event at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Team Championships in Ohio.

The Lone Star State squad finished with a combined time of 289.87 seconds and were led by Holdon Perez of Harlingen with 44.41, followed by Samuel Lilly of McAllen with 65.71, Tristan Lambert of San Benito with 85.61 and Katy Allen of Harlingen with 94.14.

Second place went to the Arlington Trappers of Tennessee with 298.49 seconds. The Arlington squad was led by Hayden Leslie of Arlington with 59.44, followed by John Cates of Lakeland with 73.10, Jacob Pugh of Arlington with 78.50 and Graham Carson of Lakeland with 87.45.

Another Tennessee squad, the William Blount Shooting Team, placed third with 356.93 seconds. Kyle Henderson of Maryville was the team's top shooter with 70.41, followed by Neil Hart of Maryville with 72.04, Luke Hutsell of Maryville with 82.57 and Joseph Carrington of Maryville with 131.91.

Held July 8-15 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, 430-plus athletes representing 19 states put over 55,000 rounds down range during eight days of competition in the sport of Speed Shooting. The format of the match has shooters facing four stages, each with five steel plates. Racing against an electronic timer, each stage is designed to test a shooter's speed and accuracy.

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is a youth development program in which adult coaches and other volunteers use the shooting sport of Speed Shooting to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

Nationally, there are over 1,300 students and more than 400 coaches from 31 states participating in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (SSSF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the National Governing Body for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program.

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