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SCTP Nationals Registration Opens with a Bang!

June 1 was much anticipated by Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) teams across the country, as it marked the opening of registration for the 2015 SCTP National Team Championships. Based on the first day’s registrations, staff are predicting another record-breaking event.

In the first 24 hours of open registration for the July 13-18 tournament, the program saw 66 teams register 1036 athletes. Eighteen states were represented with 2,026 event registrations filed.

“These numbers are incredible; they doubled last year’s first-day totals,” commented Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “Coaches set their alarm clocks to wake up at 12:01 on June 1 to register their teams!”

While the numbers are already up significantly from last year’s registrations, Wondrash points out that there will be enough shooting slots at the spacious World Shooting and Recreational Complex to fit in every team wanting to attend.

The Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) will also hold its National Junior/Senior Championships in conjunction with the SCTP tournament. In its third year, the SPP event has registered 259 athletes from 24 teams in 13 states to date.

New SCTP side events include 16-yard Preliminary Singles Trap and a coach/athlete trap shoot. Team endowment funding, games, and many industry representatives will also be on hand all week. With appearances by people like MidwayUSA’s own Larry and Brenda Potterfield on Tuesday, July 14, Olympic Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock on Wednesday through Friday, shooting exhibitions and clinics by professional shooters, and more exciting events still to be announced, SCTP and SPP are looking at a very busy and exciting week in Sparta, Illinois!

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!

New Updates to the SPP Virtual E-Postal Match Series

The Scholastic Pistol Program has made updates to its Virtual Match Series, which is designed to allow teams to compete without having to travel to other ranges.

Beginning June 1, 2015, there will be a special monthly random draw with a prize of a $1,000 donation to a team’s MidwayUSA Foundation endowment account. This special event will run through December 2015 and is open to any team or squad that participates in the Virtual E-Postal Match Series in that month. To be eligible for the random draw prize, a team only has to submit one (1) score for that month.

National Virtual Championships
In addition to the monthly random drawing, these scores are also entered into the SPP Virtual Match Championships. We will be offering endowment donations as placement awards.

To be eligible for Virtual Match Series Championships, a team or squad must register at least four (4) squad scores during the season. To compete in this series, the team or squad must shoot the entire course of fire and submit their scores for registration. Just like any live match, a team/squad must have four individuals competing. The current Virtual E-Postal Series season began September 1, 2014 and has been extended to run through December 15, 2015.

This year we will be using the Lewis Class system during the Virtual Match Series Championships. There will be two (2) Lewis classes in each division, and endowment money will be given to first, second, and third places in each class. In Class A, the donations will be $1,250 for first, $1,000 for second, and $750 for third. In Class B, the donations for first through third will be $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively.

Eligibility for SPP Virtual E-Postal Match Series
Any team or squad that is fully registered in the Scholastic Pistol Program, which includes being registered in the SHOT system, is eligible and encouraged to compete in this series. Teams must also have an endowment account with the MidwayUSA Foundation. If you don’t have an endowment account, it’s easy to start an account here.

Submitting Scores
Score sheets can be downloaded from the website. Coaches must register each score by submitting a scanned copy of the completed SPP score sheets to tmowry@sssfonline.com. The cost of registration is $5 per squad (of four) per match score.

Checks and score sheets can be sent to: SPP, 288 Crisswell Road, Butler, PA 16002.

SSSF Awards 2015 Scholarships to 65 Student Athletes

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 recipients in our SSSF Scholarship Program. Sixty-five SCTP and SPP student athletes will receive scholarships totaling $57,000. SSSF will add another $4,000 to that total in July when it awards scholarships to four additional athletes during Last Competitor Standing events at its 2015 National Championships.

From 2013 through its 2015 distributions, SSSF will have awarded $140,000 in scholarship funds to 148 student athletes in the SCTP and SPP programs.

Athletes who graduated from high school in 2015 and will enroll in college this year were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP/SPP participation, academics, need, and other factors.

The scholarships are being funded by generous sponsors who support our youth shooting programs, as well as supporters who raise funds through national banquets. For the SCTP scholarships, the National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association (NSSA-NSCA) contributed $10,000 for 10 awards, and an additional $8,500 was provided by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), GunBroker.com, NRA, Hodgdon Powder, Zanders Sporting Goods, and MEC.

Of the eight $1000 scholarships being awarded to SPP athletes, six are being funded by a donation from Smith & Wesson, while others are being funded by a $1000 donation each from the Joyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Congratulations to the following 2015 scholarship recipients:

Scholastic Clay Target Program Athletes

Scholarships are funded by the SSSF and NSSA-NSCA unless otherwise indicated.

Jacob BuchanonAlaska
Grace HambuchenArkansas
Marshall AnemaArizona
Danielle ButtermoreConnecticut
Clayton TeallFlorida
Zachary MetzFloridaGunBroker.com
Ciara ErenbergerIowaNRA
Samuel FrederesIowa
Joshua MorrisonIowa
Lake HeatonIowaATA
Lauren HerrIowa
Christopher MartinIowa
Caleb GradelessIowa
Samantha AshlandIowa
Luke BordenIdaho
Sydney CarsonIndiana
Conner HaleyIndianaATA
Emily DuquetteMassachusetts
Alyssa MinderMinnesota
Zachary JungMinnesota
Emily HampsonMissouri
Austin WebbMontanaHodgdon Powder
Courtney JonesNorth Carolina
Hunter ClarkNorth Carolina
Grant LindNorth Dakota
Madison WebsterNebraskaHodgdon Powder
Carl KesslerOhio
Sean CurranOhioGunBroker.com
Tess DeckerOklahoma
Douglas BirchardPennsylvaniaATA
Bryce BuckwalterPennsylvania
Zane McShanePennsylvania
Donovan BarryPennsylvania
William TillSouth Carolina
Braxton RiderTennessee
Harold Doughty IIITennessee
Samantha SmithTennessee
Mathew St.JohnTennesseeNRA Scholarship
Joseph SimmonsTennessee
Travis OldTexasGunBroker.com
Ian StodartUtah
Grayson HelmsWashington
Megan RiceWashington
Abigail DenmarkWashington
Abigail RosenauWisconsinATA
Dalton KarowWisconsin
Emily BradleyWisconsin
Samuel HovdeWisconsin
Zachary HahnWisconsin
Zachary HendersonWisconsin
Emma GehringWisconsin
Atticus ClarkWisconsin
Gunnar KernWisconsin
Molly CocroftWisconsin
Joseph AltwiesWisconsin
Brian MorrisWisconsinZanders Sporting Goods
Pauline SchlaisWisconsinMEC

Scholastic Pistol Program Athletes

Franklin OrdwayOregonSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Eri MartinMaineSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Hunter ReileyTexasSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Ryan HellyerKentuckySmith & Wesson Scholarship
Tyler WrightOhioSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Corey BucholzWisconsinSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Amber RasmussenWisconsinJoyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship
Jordan CastroWashingtonIDPA Scholarship

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

SPP Planning NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach Class in California

SPP is planning an NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach class in the San Jose, California area on June 27-28, 2015, and want to see how many people would be interested in attending.

The coach school is two days of sport-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching. The following general subjects are taught:

  • Introduction to the Coaching Program
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Competition Events
  • Rulebook Use
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Coaching Methodology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Training Planning
  • Running Quality Programs
  • How to Conduct a Tournament

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com to let her know. She will make sure you get the information when the class is finalized.

Tennessee State SPP Match Has Record Attendance

TN State SPP MatchThe Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) reached a new milestone recently with the Tennessee State match, setting an attendance record for state matches. The match was a combined effort of the McKenzie (TN) Shooting team and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF), which is the SPP State Advisor.

A record-setting 119 athletes participated in the match held at the Carroll County Shooting Park (CCSP) throughout the weekend of May 2.

In Junior Rimfire, the DC Steel Shooters won the 1st place title, with William Blount Squad 7 coming in 2nd. The Plateau Pistol Shooters Squad 4 took home 3rd. In Junior Centerfire, the Arnold Junior Shooters Squad White took home the Gold medal, and the McKenzie Cobras and McKenzie Cazadores took Silver and Bronze, respectively.

The Senior Rimfire Division saw the McKenzie Crushers coming in 1st, the Plateau Pistol Shooters 2nd, and the Arlington Squad 2, 3rd. In Senior Centerfire, Arlington Squad 1 won the Gold, and the William Blount team won the Silver medal.

Among College Division teams, Bethel University won the Gold.

In addition to the SPP state match, many of the shooters also shot the Rimfire Rifle Side Match. Taking the top 3 slots in the side match were Hunter Webb, Ty Stone, and Ethan Rogan. The coaches, assistant coaches, and adult volunteers also joined in the rifle fun, with Michael Webb and Jason Pinson having the fastest times.

The Carroll County Shooting Park, which is home to the McKenzie Shooting Sports team, will also host the SPP Fall Regional Match on October 23-24. “CCSP is a great example for ranges and teams across the county,” said Scott Moore, SPP National Director. “The park was a joint effort between county and state agencies and the people of McKenzie and Huntingdon, Tennessee. It has become a showplace for SPP events. We are fortunate to have such a great venue as part of SPP.”

Crow Shooting Supply Offers Special SPP Discounts

Crow Shooting SupplyCrow Shooting Supply, a new corporate sponsor of Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP), is offering specially discounted pricing on 9mm ammunition and some accessories for participants in the SPP program.

To receive the specially discounted pricing, all orders must be placed by using a special order form and must be approved by Scott Moore or Tammy Mowry. Orders may be placed by SPP team coaches or parents/guardians to order Crow Shooting Supply items for SPP participants.

Download the Crow Shooting Supply order form

SPP Teams: Earn Endowment Funds with Virtual E-Postal Matches

SPP teams, don’t forget about the opportunities to win a random-draw prize every month just for participating in the Virtual E-Postal Match Series!

Starting in April, SPP teams participating in the Virtual E-Postal Match Series will be part of a special monthly random draw prize of a $1,000 donation to a team’s MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment account. This special event will run from April – December 2015 and is open to any team or squad that participates in the Virtual E-Postal Match Series.

To be eligible, a team or squad must register three (3) scores — but remember, the more times you enter, the more chances you have to win!

In addition, we will be offering endowment donations as placement awards. This year we will be using a Lewis Class system during the Virtual Match Series. There will be two (2) Lewis classes, and endowment money will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all divisions. In Class A, the donations will be 1st – $1,250, 2nd – 1,000 and 3rd – $750. In Class B, the donations will be 1st – $1,000, 2nd – $750, and 3rd – $500.

Virtual E-Postal Matches are a great way for teams to compete and earn endowment funds while saving the time and expense of traveling.

Don’t miss out on this additional way to come and play!

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