Tag: Nationals

Team GLOCK Captain Shane Coley to Appear at SPP Nationals

Team GLOCK Captain and former U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Shane Coley will be hosting a pistol shooting clinic during the 2015 SPP Junior/Senior National Championships at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.

Shane Coley, former member of the USAMU and current captain of Team GLOCK
Shane Coley, former member of the USAMU and current captain of Team GLOCK

Coley has achieved numerous titles as a junior competitor, including USPSA Junior World Champion, and also as a member of the famed U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. His departure in May from the unit marked the completion of six years of dedicated service to his country.

The clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 at 11:30 and 3:30 at the WSRC pistol berms. Be sure to add this very special event to your Nationals calendar!

Registration Now Open for SPP Junior/Senior Nationals

Ready, set — GO!  You’ve been making plans all year to compete in the SPP Junior/Senior National Championships at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois, and it’s time for you to take the all-important step of registering for the event. Registration is now open.

For this year, registration will again be manual rather than through the SHOT system. You can download the form and submit it to Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com.

Pre-registration is required. Squadding will be offered on Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18.

All competitors will receive a National Championship t-shirt, but they must be pre-ordered. Deadline for orders is June 10.

Download the SPP National Championship Registration Form

Plan Your Lodging for Nationals in Sparta

If the SCTP-SPP National Championships in Sparta, Illinois are a part of your team’s plans for this year — and why wouldn’t they be? — it’s a good idea to start considering accommodations for the week of July 13-18. To make it easier for you to know your options, especially if this will be your first trip to the Sparta area, we have some resources for you.

We’ve accessed a Google map that shows lodging in the vicinity of the World Shooting & Recreational Complex, so you can not only see your lodging options, but also where they are relative to the complex.

See local lodging near the WSRC

In addition, the World Shooting & Recreational Complex offers 1001 camping sites for those of you who want to stay right on the premises in an RV or tent. Click the link below to learn about the WSRC campground options and to access online reservations. You can also make campground reservations by calling Sherry Flowers at the WSRC, 618-295-2700, ext. 486.

See WSRC campground options

Don’t know when you need to be there? Below is the schedule for each discipline:

    Sunday, July 12 – Registration
    Monday, July 13 – Skeet, skeet handicap/doubles, sporting clays, pistol
    Tuesday, July 14 – Skeet, sporting clays, pistol
    Wednesday, July 15 – Skeet, skeet handicap/doubles, sporting clays, pistol
    Thursday, July 16 – Skeet, skeet handicap/doubles, sporting clays, pistol
    Friday, July 17 – Trap, skeet doubles, pistol
    Saturday, July 18 – Trap, skeet doubles, pistol

SPP Shooters Win Valuable Prizes at Nationals

Not only did each Scholastic Pistol Program shooter take home more than $60 in goodies supplied by our sponsors, but many of the shooters and squads also won valuable prizes in random drawings throughout the SPP Junior/Senior National Championships.

Among the more than $16,000 in prizes given away were PARA USA pistols, Beretta Neos pistols, Glock pistols, a Mossberg .22 LR rifle, a Browning Buckmark pink pistol, Americase pistol cases, Brownells shooting accessories, NextLevel training pistol, Blade Tech knives and holsters, products from Otis Technology, gift certificates from XS Sights, Atlanta Arms, Tactical Solutions, and GT Targets, and much more.

See the SPP Nationals Prizes and Winners.

How to Get Photos from the National Championships

Those of you at the National Championships last week saw our photographers shooting photos on the ranges, at awards ceremonies, and pretty much wherever something was happening. Many of you asked how you could have access to those photos.

We are still working our way through the volume of photos but will soon have them posted online where you can view them. You will be welcome to download any of those photos and may print or share them in social media. (This will not include the photos you may have arranged to have Elite Images shoot for you.)

Photos posted online will be compressed into smaller sizes, but some of the photos will be available in a larger size. Once all the photos are sorted and posted, we will give you information in this space about how you may view them and request high-resolution digital versions. We will not offer printed photos.

In the meantime, you can view the photos posted thus far on our Facebook pages. Keep checking back, as we will be posting hundreds more over the next several days. Any you see there may be downloaded for your personal use. By the way, you do not have to have a Facebook account to view our pages.

    SCTP Facebook Page
    SPP Facebook Page

Get Your Nationals T-shirts

You left Sparta without buying an official event t-shirt, or you liked them so much you want one in another color — or even if you missed the event but don’t want to miss the t-shirt — no worries! The Great Outdoors Company at the WSRC still has a limited supply of shirts available.

Black t-shirtThe black shirt has the full, colorful design on the back, with the World Shooting and Recreational Complex logo on the front left chest.

WSRC logoBlack t-shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.

The other t-shirt style has the entire event design on the front and is offered in four colors in the sizes indicated:

    SCTP t-shirtHeather Blue – Small, Large
    Heather Green – Small, Medium, Large, XL
    Heather Pink – Small, Medium, Large, XL
    Heather Coral – Small, XL

Price for the t-shirts is $15.99 each with free shipping in the contiguous 48 states.

For credit card orders, call The Great Outdoors Company at 888-529-5130.

Dan Rex Is Krieghoff K-80 Winner

Krieghoff K-80 Congratulations to Dan Rex of Audubon, Penn., drawn as winner of the Krieghoff Vintage Scroll K-80 shotgun worth more than $20,000. The drawing was held last Saturday night during the National Championships.

Raffle tickets for the gun drawing were sold for $50 each to raise money for the SSSF Scholarship Fund. SCTP and SPP teams also had the opportunity to sell the tickets to earn endowment funds.

Our congratulations to Mr. Rex!

Potterfields Visit with Shooters at Nationals

Larry and Brenda Potterfield
Brenda Potterfield, far left, and Larry Potterfield, far right, accepted gifts including school letter sweaters from the Marian High School and Creighton Prep Trap Team from Omaha, Neb.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders and owners of MidwayUSA and founders of the MidwayUSA Foundation, spent last Thursday at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex with SCTP and SPP shooters, touring the National Championship event and even taking time to shoot a round of trap with three lucky SCTP competitors. Anticipating the visit, many teams brought along autographed photos, cards, and other gifts — including a pair of letter sweaters — to express their appreciation for the Potterfields’ generosity to SSSF programs.

Brenda Potterfield
L-R, Brenda Potterfield, Kalee Lancour of Burlington High School Demons (WI), and Chase Rich of Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters (TN). Kalee and Chase,along with Zachary Wells of the Ft. Lee Dusters (VA), had the privilege of shooting a round of trap with the Potterfields.
The Potterfields watched teams shoot, talked with shooters and coaches, posed for photos, and demonstrated the warmth and interest in young shooters for which they are known.

SSSF also had a presentation to Larry and Brenda, a pair of hand-engraved leather shooting bags, in recognition of their being named “Founding Life Diamond Members” of the Champion’s Roundtable, which recognizes donors who have made major contributions to our mission. They are also Charter Members of the SSSF Legacy Society, which honors our donors who have included SSSF in their estate plans through deferred gifts.

See more photos on our SCTP Facebook page and SPP page.

Win a GLOCK Pistol in SPP Raffle

glock You can win a GLOCK pistol in our Scholastic Pistol Program raffle this week at the SPP Junior/Senior National Championships!

The winner will receive a certificate that’s good for your choice of a G17 / 17Gen4, G19 / 19Gen4, G26 / 26Gen4, G22 / 22Gen4, G23 / 23Gen4, G27 / 27Gen4, G32 / 32Gen4, or G22 / 33Gen4.

Tickets for the GLOCK raffle are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 7 tickets for $20. You may purchase tickets at the Cowboy House office building located at the pistol range.

The drawing will be held on Saturday, July 19.

There’s Plenty to Do at Nationals!

Coaches and athletes may think there’s nothing to do at Nationals other than shoot your match for the day or watch others shoot. Au contraire!   There’s plenty to keep you busy and entertained — and shooting — all week. Here are just a few things to consider:

  • Rifle Side Match – This year we will offer a special Rifle Side Match, sponsored by Ruger and hosted by Pheasants Forever. Not only can you have fun shooting .22 rifles, you may even win one! The match winner will take home a Ruger 10/22 rifle, and there will be drawings to give away three more.
  • Special Pistol Shooting Clinic – PARA USA Professional Shooter, Travis Tomasie, will be hosting two clinics on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the pistol berm. You don’t want to miss this!
  • SCTP Shooters: Try SPP – Give SPP competition a try. There will be loaner guns available and likely some open time slots. Check with registration at the pistol berm for openings.
  • Winchester Coaches’ Shoot-out – Coaches and adult volunteers can shoot daily, Monday through Friday, in the skeet-trap Make-a-Break. See the event program for details.
  • Shotgunning Demonstration by Dave Miller – CZ-USA’s Dave Miller will do fun shotgunning demonstrations on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 2:00 p.m.
  • And More! – Check the event program for more information on side games, demonstrations, evening events, and other activities. There’s something to do every minute!
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