Shooting Sports team takes on Prairie Circuit Conference Championships

09 October 2019

The Pratt Community College shooting team traveled to North Platte, Neb. last weekend to compete in the Prairie Circuit Conference Championships. The Beaver shooters placed second in the two-year division, falling to the hosting school, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, by just seven targets.
Schools shot 100 targets in five events- only the top five shooters scores count towards the team score.

Pratt started the three day shoot on the skeet field. Sophomore Spencer Heise led the team, breaking 84 targets. Freshman Brayden Smith was close behind, shooting an 83.  Drew Kratzer, a second year shooter, and freshman Kendall Beitz both shot 75 targets. Caleb Fisher rounded out the squad breaking 72 targets.

Freshman shooters posted two of the top three scores for Pratt in doubles skeet. Heise, Fisher and Beitz all broke 78 out of 100 targets. Kratzer and Smith both shot 73s, giving PCC a team score of 380, just nine targets behind NCTA.

Saturday, light rain and strong winds made for a tough day shooting. Kratzer led the Beavers with a 92. Freshman Caleb Hinck added his first team score with an 85. Smith shot an 80, Beitz a 79 and Fisher broke 77 targets. NCTA broke 424 targets, 11 more than PCC, to pull further ahead in the high overall team score.

The Pratt squad made up some ground on the sporting clays course. Kratzer and Smith again led the team, shooting 79 targets. Heise regrouped after a tough trap shoot to post PCC’s third score of 72. Beitz shot a 64 and Fisher shot a 63 for a team total of 357.

The shoot finished up Sunday with doubles trap. PCC had the highest score in the two year division, beating second place NCTA by more than 30 targets. Kratzer took the top spot for PCC with an 82. Fisher carded a 73, Smith and Hinck both shot 72s and Beitz took the final spot with a 66.

This was the second year that Pratt has taken second behind NCTA.

Pratt Community College Shooting Sports Club promotes the safe handling of firearms, instills a lasting respect for the shooting sports, and provides 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. For more information about Shooting Sports contact Rocky Robinson,

The mission of Pratt Community College is maximum student learning, individual and workforce development, high quality instruction and service, and community enrichment. PCC is proud to be a part of the community in Pratt, Kansas. With more than 80 years of history, PCC remains humbled to serve our community and students who come to build a foundation for their future. PCC is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. For more information visit or call us at 620-672-5641.