SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – This past weekend, the 2017 Southeastern Youth Clay Target Combine took place at the Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, South Carolina. This multi-state shotgun event allowed top varsity squads from Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi to compete and represent their state.
Participating schools brought together 144 varsity student-athletes, making up 48 squads, from the Independent School Associations found within the three states. Each participant shot 100 total targets across three different shotgun disciplines: sporting clays, skeet, and trap.
The 2017 Southeastern Youth Clay Target Combine was tailored to grow shooting sports programs in the Southeast and simultaneously provide young student-athletes the opportunity to compete outside of state lines. The event was created by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, working together with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. All participating student-athletes were required to have successful completion and certification from their state Hunter Education Program.
· 1st Place: Windsor Academy, Georgia (Score: 277): Kevin Bandt, Alexis Eidson, Andrew Weiche
· 2nd Place: Gatewood School, Georgia (Score: 263): Aaron Copelan, Nash Sinclair, Baylor Garland
· 3rd Place: Orangeburg Prep, South Carolina (Score: 261): Bryce Daniels, Frank McConnell, Wesley Watford
· 1st Place: Andrew Weiche, Windsor Academy, Georgia (Score: 93)
· 2nd Place: Tate Skipper, First Presbyterian, Georgia (Score: 93)
· 3rd Place (Kevin Bandt, Windosr Academy, Georgia (Score: 92)
· 1st Place: Alexis Eidon, Windsor Academy, Georgia (Score: 92)
· 2nd Place: Chelsea Glover, Strom Thurmond, South Carolina (Score: 74)
· 3rd Place: Lindsey Glover, Strom Thurmond, South Carolina (Score: 72)
We would like to thank all the shooters, coaches, state agencies and volunteers who contributed to make the first annual ‘2017 Southeastern Youth Clay Target Combine’ such a success.
WRD thanks all participating shooters, coaches, state agencies and volunteers who contributed to make the first annual 2017 Southeastern Youth Clay Target Combine such a success.
For more information on the Scholastic Clay Target Program in Georgia, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/SCTP.