Sunday, February 5th, 2023
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Iowa to be well-represented at national scholastic clay target shoot

Iowa has qualified 17 teams for the national 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championships tournament July 8-15 in Marengo, Ohio.

Iowa teams qualifying: Albia High School, Ankeny Centennial Jaguars, Charles City High School, Cherokee County Youth Shooting Sports, Clear Creek Amana High School, Easton Valley, Little Ankeny Jaguars, Lyon County Straight Shooters, Maquoketa Cardinals, North Scott, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa High School, Pella Christian Eagles, Pella Shooters Club Inc., Pleasant Valley High School, Sibley Ocheyedan Shooting Generals, and the Solon Spartans.

Recently, competitors from 166 Iowa high school and 12 collegiate teams competed for state championships in American trap, doubles trap, handicap trap, sporting clays, skeet and international trap and skeet.

Championship shoots were held at the Cedar Falls Gun Club, Mahaska County Izaak Walton League in Oskaloosa, New Pioneer Gun Club in Waukee, and the AVAD Hunt Club in Coon Rapids.

Six boys and six girls who scored the highest in trap, skeet and sporting clay were named to the All-State team. For complete results, go to

All-State boys: Jaydon Biles, Princetown, North Scott; Eric Long, Davenport, North Scott; Thomas Keeshan, Princeton, North Scott; Mason Caruthers, Urbandale, Des Moines Area Clay Crushers; Brent Alman, Bettendorf, Pleasant Valley High School; Colten Uitermarkt, Otley, Pella Christian Eagles.

All-State girls: Nicole Breese, Solon, Solon Spartan Trapshooting; Emma Von Donselaar, Oskaloosa, Pella Christian Eagles; Alexis Louck, Eldridge, North Scott; Sydney Boot, Pella, Pella Shooters Club, Inc.; Cheyanna Sheaffer, Pella, Pella Shooters Club, Inc.; Kennedy Vandevoort, Pella, Pella Shooters Club, Inc.

For 2017, more than 3,700 athletes competed in the program, breaking more than 2 million clay targets.


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