HHS shooters score big at nationals
Members of the Hudson Raider Shooting Club brought back plenty of hardware from the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championships in Marengo, Ohio July 8-15.
Caitlin Cravens earned the title of skeet national champion for the women's intermediate advanced division, shooting 191 out of 200, while Reed Meyer placed third in the men's senior division individual bunker trap, shooting 82 of 100.
Additionally, the bunker trap senior varsity squad consisting of Meyer, Cody Cicha and Tyler Melloy brought home a third place trophy and medals. In the Last Competitor Standing (i.e. Annie Oakley) event, Kiera Wood came in fifth in the women's division and Jordan Persinger came in eighth in the men's division, beating out over 500 participants.
Held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, 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.