NRABlog will be reporting from the 2010 ACUI Clay Target Championships for the next couple days. Held April 21-25 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, yesterday saw the various teams showing up throughout the day and making sure all their paperwork was in order before getting a couple practice rounds in.
The real competition doesn't start until today, beginning with International Skeet. Also featured are American Trap, American Skeet, Five-Stand, International Skeet and new this year is Sporting Clays.
If you're not quite sure how to tell American and International Skeet apart, our very own Danielle Sturgis attended the ACUI Championships last year and did a nice write-up of the differences.
This year, the 42nd holding of the event, 43 colleges have come to test their mettle against one another.
Last year's champion, Lindenwood University, is the favorite again. The university attracts many skilled shooters allowing them to field a huge team, of 56 to be exact, that competes well both together and individually. Of course, anything can happen in these four days and who knows which team will be standing at the top of the pedestal.
We'll be bringing pictures, interviews and score updates as the championships unfold. Hopefully the weather stays good and we get to see some exciting shooting.