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PCC shooting sports goes to national competition

18 April 2017

March 28 through April 2, five students from the Pratt Community College Shooting Sports team traveled to the National Collegiate Clay Target Championship in San Antonio, Texas to compete against 76 teams from all over the nation. PCC Shooting Sports came home with a Division 4 third place win.
This is the sixth year PCC has competed in the event against local, regional and national universities and community colleges and the first year that 2-year institutions had their own division. PCC placed third in Division 4 against other 2-year schools and is ranked first nationally as a 2-year institution in shotgun shooting sports.

The team took five shooters to compete, Tyler Skaggs, Travis Ledom, Addison Smith, Shania Hansen, and Seth Simmons. Skaggs took the lead in points for the team earning top marks in American Skeet, American Trap, International Skeet and Sporting Clays. While Smith was the best of her team in International Trap and Ledom lead in Five Stand.

“We would like to thank all faculty and staff for supporting us throughout the year and especially at nationals in San Antonio,” said Wildlife Instructor and Shooting Sports Coach Luke Laha. “While we've always held our own, placing in the top 1/3 nationally, it's difficult to stand out in one massive division.”
The mission of the Pratt Community College Shooting Sports Club is to promote the safe handling of firearms, instill a lasting respect for the shooting sports, and provide the opportunity for members to improve their leadership and team building skills through a variety of training courses, competitions, and community service projects while enjoying the recreational and social benefits the shooting sports have to offer.

Luke Laha, Tyler Skaggs, Addy Smith, Travis Ledom, Seth Simmons, Shania Hansen