NATIONALS @ Mason, Michigan
(Some content below courtesy of www.usaclaytargetchampionship.com)
Members of the WHS 2018 Clay Target Team recently returned from the USA High School Clay Target League National Championships held in Mason, Michigan which is located just 20 mins. outside of Lansing.
The 2018 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship was presented by NRA Sports and sponsored by the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, SCHEELS, and Mark Zauhar.
Over 2,000 student athletes converged on Mason, Michigan July 12th-15th, to take part in the National Championship. Over 5,000 spectators also attended to watch the competition and cheer on their school’s representatives during the event, which also featured exhibitors, concessions, and a concert on Thursday by country music artist Lucas Hoge
“We had a fantastic time hosting our first-ever National Championship.” said Jim Sable, the founder and president of the USA High School Clay Target League. “Congratulations to all the participants, parents, coaches, and volunteers that made this event great!”
The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates affiliate State High School Clay Target Leagues as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades six through 12 who have earned League-approved firearm safety certification. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.
The League is the safest sport in high school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001.To participate in the League, each team must have the approval of their school’s administration. The League is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America.
Nationwide, more than 26,000 students participated on over 800 school-approved teams during the 2017-2018 school year.
For more info visit http://usaclaytargetchampionship.com
As a team at Nationals, WHS finished 127th out of 175 with a team score of 432. WHS didn't qualify as a team for Day 2. (Brandon Oleson, as an individual, qualified for Day 2 action). A team from MINNESOTA finished first with a score of 968. Chaparral HS (KS) finished 6th (950) - congrats to the Road Runners!
Individually, WHS participants fared as follows: (out of 1331 participants)
356th - Brandon Oleson - Score 95/89 - 184 / 8** (2 day score)
561st - Dakota Dry - Score 92/00 - 92
912th - Andi Dry - Score 87/00 - 87
923rd - Jack Heimer - Score 87/00 - 87
1070th - Taima Graves - Score 83/00 - 83
**Reverse Run Score
This was a fantastic experience for the WHS team and their coaches. (Head Coach Jeff Dry / Asst. Coach Kaitlin Buck) - Congratulations on a fine season!
STATE TOURNAMENT @ Sedgwick
The WHS Clay Target Team competed at the State Tournament Saturday in Sedgwick and as a team finished in the middle of the pack. Approx. 50 High Schools from across Kansas were represented, finishing 1st was Cedar Vale - Dexter (479), finishing 2nd was Chaparral HS (471). WHS finished 25th (424). Jack Nuss was WHS Team High Gun Male with an (89) and Taima Graves was WHS Team High Gun Female (78). CONGRATS TO ALL!!!
OVERALL STATE RESULTS
Meet your Spring 2018 WHS Clay Target Team! The Crusaders are Class 1A - Conference 4 members along with Cedar Vale - Dexter, Maize South, Bluestem, Clay Center, Lyons, Meade, and Fairfield.
Back L to R:
Brandon Oleson, Jacob Friesen, Jack Nuss, Coach Jeff Dry, Keven Walker, Jace Lawrence, Cody Metz, Colin Bennett
Front L to R:
Dakota Dry, Kayleigh Smalley, Andi Dry, Taima Graves, Jack Heimer
Not Pictured: Moriah Lyne, Alexis Tracy, Asst. Coach Kaitlin Buck
1232 student athletes representing 58 Kansas high school teams are participating the 2018 Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s (KSSHSCTL) spring trap shooting season, which began April 1st. In 2017, 710 student athletes from 39 teams competed.
“Clay target shooting as an activity for Kansas high school athletes continues to grow by leaps and bounds,” said Jim Sable, President of the KSSHSCTL, “The record-setting growth we’ve seen shows the demand for alternative high school activities related to Kansas’ longstanding outdoor traditions.”
The League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools in Kansas. The League is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it’s an ‘adaptive’ sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.
“We take pride in that student athletes of all types are able to participate in clay target shooting,” John Nelson, Vice President of the KSSHSCTL, remarked. “Our True Team® scoring system is also designed so that everyone can compete, not just the top scorers on a team.”
The Spring League culminates with the 2018 State Tournament, where all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions. The event is scheduled for June 16th at the KTA Homegrounds in Sedgwick.
The Kansas State High School Clay Target League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a ‘virtual’ competition among high school teams throughout Kansas at no cost to the schools. Family travel costs are minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location. The League is also the safest sport in high school, with no reported injuries since the inception of the League in 2001.
Conferences are determined by team size rather than geographic location for fair competition. Athletes earn True Team® scoring points as determined by their performance and ranking against all athlete scores within their team’s conference. The team score and overall standings are calculated and posted on the League’s website. Athletes and their families may track their individual and team performance on their computer via the League’s website, and by the Shooter Performance Tracker® mobile app.
The Kansas State High School Clay Target League is an affiliate of the USA High School Clay Target League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is an independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. Each student is required to pass a comprehensive firearm safety education course prior to participation.
Nationwide, nearly 22,000 students representing over 800 school-approved teams participate in the League.
FINAL RESULTS for the season are in, the overall order changed again...Wellington remains in 2nd behind Cedar Vale but CV added to their lead considerably, earning 200+ more points this past week than Wellington - Maize HS returned to the 3rd place position after being edged out week #4 by Meade HS. Lyons, who has been in the cellar all season, moved ahead of Fairfield into 7th.
1st - Cedar Vale - Dexter HS - 4160.5
2nd - Wellington HS - 3383.5
3rd - Maize South HS - 2972
4th - Meade HS - 2917
5th - Bluestem High School - 1949.5
6th - Clay Center HS - 1493.5
7th - Lyons HS - 1067.5
8th - Fairfield HS - 1027.5
Reminder: the Spring League culminates with the 2018 State Tournament, where all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions. The event is scheduled for June 16th at the KTA Homegrounds in Sedgwick. SHOOTING SCHEDULE @ State Tournament
After "4" weeks, the overall order changed slightly...Wellington remains in 2nd behind Cedar Vale - Dexter HS but gained 13 pts on them! Maize South, trailing Meade HS after "3" weeks by about 50 pts., pulled ahead of Meade securing 3rd, up now over Meade, about 25 pts.
1st - Cedar Vale - Dexter HS - 3285
2nd - Wellington HS - 2710
3rd - Meade HS - 2334.5
4th - Maize South HS - 2312.5
5th - Bluestem High School - 1571.5
6th - Clay Center HS - 1177.5
7th - Fairfield HS - 843
8th - Lyons HS - 821
After "3" weeks of competition, overall order doesn't change - Wellington remains in 2nd!
1st - Cedar Vale - Dexter HS - 2509
2nd - Wellington HS - 1921
3rd - Meade HS - 1803.5
4th - Maize South HS - 1749.5
5th - Bluestem High School - 1167
6th - Clay Center HS - 980
7th - Fairfield HS - 579
8th - Lyons HS - 518
WEEK # 2
1st - Cedar Vale - Dexter HS - 1663.5
2nd - Wellington HS - 1207.5
3rd - Meade HS - 1188.0
4th - Maize South HS - 1087.5
5th - Bluestem High School - 774.5
6th - Clay Center HS - 697.5
7th - Fairfield HS - 471.5
8th - Lyons HS - 221.0
After "1" week of competition, Wellington is in 3rd!
1st - Cedar Vale - Dexter HS - 830.5
2nd - Meade HS - 600.5
3rd - Wellington HS - 537
4th - Maize South HS - 511
5th - Clay Center HS - 472
6th - Bluestem HS - 338
7th - Fairfield HS - 335
8th - Lyons HS - 117