Shooting team competes at Nationals
Seven students from Pratt Community College traveled to San Antonio at the end of March to compete in the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championship, a national shooting competition.
“We didn’t have any expectations for ourselves,” said Darrin McVay, of Greensburg.“We were there to have fun and accomplished that and we didn’t shot too badly either.”
While there, each student competed in six events including: American and International Trap, American and International Skeet, 5-stand and sporting clays.
“I like American trap best but International Trap was fun also. International was fun because it was the first time I have ever done 25 straight,” said Casey Hargett, of Copland, Kan., refering to him shooting 25 conscutive targets.
Shooting Sports sponsor Luke Laha said students were picked by whomever put in the most work and earned the most money.
The other students who went were: Zack Sammons and Tyler Goscha, both of Logan, Jerry Ford of Macksville, Mason Welsch and Mitch Baird, both of Pratt.
PCC was in division number three, which meant that they had nine shooters or less. Division three was the largest and PCC was up against many four-year universities and was able to beat a few including: the University of Maryland, the University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas.
Laha said next year his goal is to take nine shooters and be able to attend more shoots during the school year.
“I was very happy with how we did,” Laha said. “We did well for being a two year school.”
Any students can enroll in the class at PCC, which allows students to become a member of the club. The class meets every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.