It is the third of four days of competition at the 41st annual ACUI Clay Target Championships. The sun is threatening to hammer down on San Antonio’s beautiful National Shooting Complex as it did yesterday, making competitors, coaches, and spectators alike sweat – and reach for more sunblock.
ACUI’s Michelle Smith says she is optimistic about this year’s growth. “Yesterday was an incredible day, with five 100s from men representing five different schools, followed up by 12 99s,” she said. Last year, the American Trap men’s competition yielded seven 99s. Lindenwood claimed a full half of this year’s 99s, but failed to yield a 100.
“Most exciting was the shoot-off of the tie for the 100s, which created results for our top three award winners,” Smith said. “The tie was not broken until the 26th station.”
304 men and women shot American Trap yesterday, an increase over last year’s 276 participants. Smith estimated fewer than 300 competitors will take part in American Skeet today, but reminds us awards will be given today for “combined trap and skeet winners and the most improved American skeet and most improved American trap.”
Stay tuned! Next up, NRAblog.com sits down with Lindenwood’s coaches to find out where they are headed.