From the Missouri Department of Conservation - Team Henges Trapshooting Club nabs top honors at three competitions

Team Henges Trapshooting Club wins in three competitions

High Ridge, Missouri — Team Henges Trapshooting Club, comprised of youth from all over the St. Louis-area and representing the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range, took multiple top honors at three recent trapshooting competitions.

Most recently, the team competed with 878 other shooters at the Paul Larsen Memorial High School Shoot in Linn Creek. Despite difficult weather conditions – rain and cold – the team left with multiple awards, including:

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Lindenwood Lions miss sweep of events by one point on road to history in San Antonio

Lindenwood University shooters hold up 'X' for their tenth consecutive ACUI shotgun championship

San Antonio, Texas – For the tenth year in a row Lindenwood University was called to the podium as the first place Division I team of the Association of College Unions International Clay Target Championships. Granted, it's not like they can even fit atop it. Lindenwood has as strong a presence in attendance as it does on the scoreboard. The picture above displays roughly half of their team.

With an overall team score of 2249 out of 2350, Lindenwood University held 50 points over second place Texas A&M University and 121 on third place Bethel University.

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Country's best collegiate shotgun shooters receive high honor from NRA

First Team 2013 NRA All-Americans in shotgun

San Antonio, Texas - After there were no more clays to break at the 45th Annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Clay Target Championships at San Antonio's National Shooting Complex, the NRA announced this year's rosters of All-Americans in shotgun for the 2012-2013 season.

The All-American award has recognized the top collegiate shooting sports competitors in the rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines since its creation in 1936.

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Collegiate shotgunners square off in American Trap tiebreakers

Men's American Trap winner Matt Perkins gets a hug from his coach

San Antonio, Texas - There is no final round in American Trap. No last gathering of top shooters for one final opportunity to snag the brass ring. That's saved for the International Championships. With American Trap, the shooter with the high score at the end of the round wins. Simple as that.

That's not to say there's never a situation that calls for another round. There is. If, for example, there's a tie for high score (or any of the top three spots) then it must be resolved. And ties happen. A lot. Just ask Southeastern Illinois' Matt Perkins (pictured above).

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More from the ACUI American Trap Championships in San Antonio

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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