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A look at the “numbers” for the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) & Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships

The 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships, held at the Cardinal Shooting Center, July 8 thru 15, in Marengo, Ohio  are officially “in the books” and here’s a look at the final numbers.

The 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships brought together competitive shooters, ages 8 to 23, from 32 states to compete for national titles in the shotgun disciplines of American Trap, Handicap Trap, Bunker Trap, Trap Doubles, Skeet, Skeet Doubles and Sporting Clays. Pistol and rifle competitors competed for steel shooting titles in Rimfire Pistol, Centerfire Pistol, Iron Sight Rifle and Optics Rifle divisions.

The Numbers At-a-Glance:

  • 1,043,100 Competitive rounds were fired by 2,687 shooting sports competitors from 32 states during the 8 day event (Approx. 1.4 million including the games and practice)
  • Participation in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) increased 119%, from 2013 to 2017 (from 199 to 436 athletes)
  • Participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) increased 19.5%, from 2013 to 2017 (from 1883 to 2251 athletes)
  • Women are the fastest growing segment of the shooting sports, making up 18% of the National Championship competitors (16% of SCTP shooters, 30% of SASP shooters)
  • $425,000.00 (SCTP) and $84,750.00 (SASP) MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds earned at the 2017 National Championships
  • SSSF has awarded $100,000 in scholarships to SCTP and SASP participants this season and over $300,000 in total scholarships since 2013
  • SCTP and SASP make up the largest youth shooting program in the country with over 16,211 youth athletes in 45 states (14,854 in SCTP, 1,357 in SASP)
  • 6.3 million clay targets were thrown during the 2016-17 SCTP competition season as recorded by the SSSF’s SHOT 5 team registration and event management system

Awards presented during the 2017 National Championships:

  • Trophies – 186
  • Plaques – 90
  • Medals – 1,290
  • Cups – 10
  • Belt Buckles – 60
  • Leather Bags and shell box holders (HOA Awards) – 20
  • Cases of Shotgun Ammo – 170
  • Firearms – 67

Now for the Important Stuff:

  • Free Pizzas handed out on Thursday evening – 500
  • Free Hamburgers and Hotdogs handed out on Wednesday night – 578
  • FREE Ice Cream (Sponsored by Browning) served – 450 in 25 minutes
  • Rifle & Pistol rounds consumed in SASP demos and side matches >8,000


Featured All-Scholastic Team Member Megan Carty

Name: Megan Carty
State: Iowa
Program: Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP)
Team: Steel Shooters of Traer

How the SASP has helped me as a young person: SASP has taught me the importance of commitment and open-mindedness.  In order to further my shooting skills I have to stay committed to practicing and getting better and I have to stay open-minded about changing how I shoot.

About the NRA/SSSF All Scholastic Team

The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2017 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.

See profiles for the 2017 SSSF/NRA All Scholastic Team Members

Come Meet and Learn From Max Michel – Presented by Sig Sauer

Come meet and learn from Max Michel – Sig Sauer!

All action shooting enthusiasts attending the 2017 National Championships at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH are invited to attend a unique learning opportunity presented by Sig Sauer. Clinic times are Thursday, July 13 at 11:00AM and 3:00PM and Friday, July 14 at 10:00AM at the action shooting range.

Max is the IPSC World Champions with six International team gold medals, a world-renowned firearms trainer and runs the Max Michel Training Academy. Max holds the current Guinness Book of World Records title for speed shooting. A former member of the Army Marksmanship Unit, Max spent ten years in the U.S. Army. Max is the only person in history to win all of the USPSA Area championships in the same season.

Watch the video of Max’s Guinness Book of World Records.

Come Meet and Learn from Matt Hopkins – Presented by CZ-USA

All action shooting enthusiasts attending the 2017 National Championships in Marengo, OH are invited to attend a unique learning opportunity presented by CZ-USA.

Matt Hopkins, CZ-USA pro shooter, will be at the Cardinal Center action shooting range on Thursday, July 13 at 9:30AM and and Friday, July 14 at 1:00PM and 3:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Matt is a USPSA Grand Master, CZ-USA shooting team member, shooting a SP-01 Shadow. He is a Limited and Open ProAm Champion, won 7th at the 2014 USPSA Nationals, is a 6-time Missouri state Champion and has earned over 25 production division state titles.

Win a CZ-75 at SASP Nationals – Beat the Pro Side Match

Come join us for the Beat the Pro Side Match at the 2017 Scholastic Action Shooting Program national championships. Watch the video of @czusafirearms pro, Matt Hopkins set the time to beat! Updated times to beat will be posted here periodically throughout the week.

Stop by the action shooting range between noon July 8th and 4:00PM July 14th and for a nominal fee try to beat CZ USA Pro Matt Hopkins. Athletes will shoot a CZ-75 and Federal Premium Syntech ammunition. The Athlete that has the fastest time and beats the pro will win a CZ handgun donated to SASP by CZ USA.

Watch the YouTube video featuring CZ-USA pro shooters Matt Hopkins and Dave Miller discussing the side match and having some fun on the range!

2017 Nationals Text Messaging Service and Email Updates

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