By Kyle Jillson | March 31 2013 18:27

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.

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

Also helping the day's totals is the fact that American Trap is fairly easy compared to its cousin (International Trap) which was shot earlier in the week.

Like the ACUI Clay Target Championships' other events, competitors shot four rounds of American Trap, 25 targets a piece, with a maximum possible score of 100. And boy where there plenty of those.

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

Competitors took to one of the five stations on the trap field. When ready, they proceeded to shoot at five targets per station before rotating positions. The trap machine that launches the clays oscillated and threw targets anywhere within a 54 degree arc (27 degrees right and left of center) laterally.

A total of nine men and three women achieved perfect 100s when the day's match came to a close. There would have to be a tiebreaker. A big tiebreaker. And with how well the kids were shooting earlier today, we are likely to be here for a pretty long time.

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