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Purdue University shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - The ACUI Clay Target Championship's most popular event is its American Trap Championship, and with good reason. Simple and straight forward, it was the first game many of these shooters started with.

After advancing to skeet and playing games with international rules, going back to American Trap is a familiar experience they've been doing for years.

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Collegiate shooters compete in ACUI Clay Target Championship's most popular event, American Trap

University of Arizona shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Easter Sunday served as the setting for the American Trap Championships here at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.

The most popular shotgun sport throughout the United States, American Trap is how most shotgunners start out their career. As a result, most shooters bring years and years of experience with the event ... that translates into extremely high scores.

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Bethel and Texas A&M universities come out on top at the ACUI American Skeet Championships

American Skeet Champion Casey Jones of Bethel University at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Out of the nearly 500 collegiate shotgun shooters who entered yesterday's American Skeet Championships, a mere 1% shot a perfect 100.

Five men racked up four clean skeet rounds of 25 hits a piece. But there is no five way tie for first. There is also no championship round. Unlike the international variant, American Skeet has no finals. If you're the shooter with the highest score after everyone takes their turn, you win.

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More shots from yesterday's ACUI shotgun championships

Shotgunner during the American Skeet Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - While the weekend may have started yesterday, hundreds of collegiate shooters have been at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex in San Antonio all week for the 45th Annual ACUI Clay Target Championships.

Already spending days breaking clays in the championship's events, competitors had even more shooting ahead of them yesterday (and even more ahead) with the American Skeet Championships.

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ACUI shotgun tournament brings hundreds of shooters from dozens of colleges

Bethel University shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Hoofing it back to the skeet fields at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex, hundreds of collegiate shooters with shotguns and dreams welcome the day's American Skeet Championships.

Developed as a method of perfecting wing-shooting skills for bird hunting, skeet quickly grew into a competitive sport of its own. Its practically the same competition as International Skeet. The primary differences is that American Skeet is a little easier and tends to produce higher scores.

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Portland State University takes women's title as March Madness pushes ahead at ACUI Clay Target Championships

Lindenwood University's Toll and Fuqua shoot off for the International Trap Championship in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio - Thanks to some great shooting during yesterday's Intercollegiate Trap Championships, many of the shooters at the top of the pack were caught in ties. Unfortunately there is only room for six in the final round. So before competitors are allowed to step up and chase the individual title, the pool needs to be narrowed through a session of shoot-offs; sudden death trap shooting.

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Revisiting yesterday's International Trap Championships in San Antonio

Yale shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Although shooters took their shotguns to the slightly more static game of trap after Thursday's multiple rounds of skeet, it wasn't all that more simple here in San Antonio.

But before diving into the easier American version of the games, there were still hundreds of students at the ACUI Clay Target Championships who needed to complete International Trap portion of the match.

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Competition and weather heat up in San Antonio during International Trap Championships

Competitor at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Shooters at the ACUI Clay Target Championships changed up sports today, putting skeet on hold until tomorrow and moved to the International Trap Championship.

International Trap, like International Skeet, is considered more difficult than its domestic cousin. International shooting events in general are tailored to be more of a challenge than their domestic versions.

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Texas A&M University's Brandy Drozd takes Ladies' International Skeet title

Ladies International Skeet shotgun final at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas - Yesterday's mens and ladies International Skeet finals began as natural light began to fade at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.

One by one, the top six men and women from the day's match were called to settle 2013's individual titles. A final round of skeet and shotgun. Well... unless there was a tie.

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