51st Annual ACUI Clay Target National Champions
Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University competed in the 51st Annual ACUI Clay Target National Championships, Mar. 25-30, at the National Shooting complex in San Antonio, TX. After winning their D2 National Championship last year, Schreiner Shotgun Team won the D1 National Championship this year. The team is coached by Robert Davis.
The Schreiner Shotgun Team took 29 student athletes classifying the team in the ACUI Division I. Schreiner athletes competed in six events with each competitor shooting 600 targets over four days breaking a total of 2498 of 2600 targets. For the first time in 15 years the trophy stayed in Texas and did not travel to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.
Schreiner was the Division II National Champion last year – after four consecutive runner-up finishes in Division III – and moved up to Division I in 2019. Competing with Schreiner in the ACUI Division I were Lindenwood University, Texas A & M, Midland University, Bethel University, University of Alabama, Tarleton State and the University of Maryland.
The 51st Annual Clay Target Championships drew 884 competitors from 91 colleges and universities from around the nation for the week-long competition. Schreiner Shotgun Team athletes brought home several team and individual awards.
Division I team awards: High Over All National Champion, the American All Around National Champion, American Skeet team first place with an impressive 499/500 targets, Super Sporting team first place, International Skeet team first place, American Trap team second place, International Trap team second place and Sporting Clays Team second place.
Schreiner athletes were on the podium for numerous individual awards as well. Logan McLendon won first place in the Men’s Open Division in American Skeet. Rachel Barringer won first place in the Women’s Open Division in American Skeet. Nolan Fontenot won first place in the Men’s Open Division in Super Sporting. Brandon Reising won second place in the Men’s Open Division in Sporting Clays and third in the Men’s Open Division in Combined Clays event. Tyler Birkner won third place in the Men’s Open Division in Sporting Clays. Megan Jacob won third place in the Women’s Open Division in American Skeet. Colt McBee won second place in the Men’s Open Division in International Skeet, third in the Men’s Open Division in Combined American Events, first place in the Men’s Open Division in Combined Skeet events, and First in the Men’s Open Division in Combined International events. Hayden Oliver won third place in American Trap in A Class. Keaton Sharp won second place in International Trap in A Class.
For more information on the Schreiner Shotgun Team contact Coach Davis at RDavis@Schreiner.edu or Cindy Becker, Director of Varsity Programs at CABecker@Schreiner.edu