Congratulations to the SCTP 2019 National Championship All-State Winners

At this year’s SCTP National Championships, athletes from 31 states competed in the 2019 SCTP All State Championship Competition in skeet, trap, and sporting clays.

To compete in the All State Competition athletes had to attend their SCTP State Championship event(s) and attend the 2019 SCTP National Championships in Marengo, OH.

TRAP 1st Place - Minnesota 978
Woodrow Glazer, Senior/Varsity, 200
Ian Wheatcraft, Senior/Varsity, 193
Tanner Thompson, Senior/Jr. Varsity, 195
Max Bunning, Senior/Varsity, 199
Nathan Schultz, Senior/Varsity, 191

SKEET 1st Place - Iowa 973
Thomas Keeshan, Senior/Varsity, 195
Maclane Heinen, Senior/Varsity, 196
Dominick Ver Meer, Senior/Varsity, 198
Jaydon Biles, Senior/Varsity, 191
Hunter Block, Senior/Varsity, 193

SPORTING CLAYS - 1st Place - Georgia 867
Aaron Copelan, Senior/Varsity, 174
Rennie Wilson III, Senior/Varsity, 183
Camryn McCraney, Senior/Varsity, 159
Mitchell Kent, Senior/Varsity, 174
Nash Sinclair, Senior/Varsity, 177

Click here to see a complete list of all the 2019 SCTP All State Athletes (.xls file).

We are looking forward to having even more states represented in the 2020 SCTP All State Competition at the 2020 SCTP National Championships July 11-18.

Congratulations again to all our 2019 SCTP All State Program Winners.

Jeff Morrison Joins SCTP/SSSF as Director of Development, Western United States

Jeff Morrison joins the SCTP as Director of Development for the western region

Scholastic Clay Target Program National Director Tom Wondrash announced on Monday, September 16, 2019 that NW Iowa’s Jeff Morrison will be the new SCTP Director of Development for the Western United States. Jeff recently retired from the state of Iowa as a DNR Conservation officer and is looking forward to his newest ventures as an SCTP/SSSF employee!

“We are thrilled to have Jeff join the SCTP staff” stated Wondrash. “Jeff has been a part of the SCTP program for over 9 years and brings significant leadership, head coaching, and training skills to our team”.

Jeff, a 1984 graduate from Iowa State University with a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology has  served the sportsmen of Iowa for the last 33 years as a Conservation Officer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

In 2010 Jeff was part of a group that started the Lakes Area Youth Trap Club (LAYTC). The Lakes Area Youth Trap Club currently has 74 athletes that competed last season. Jeff's roles with LAYTC included 9 years as a Coach, acting Head Coach and a member of the LAYTC Board.

Jeff is an NRA Level 2 Coach, NSCA Level 1 Instructor, NSSA Level 1 Instructor, NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach and a Member of the NRA National Coach Development Staff. In addition, Jeff has been certifying coaches in the Iowa Basic Shotgun Coach's Course and NRA Level 1 Coach Course since 2012.

At the recent internal announcement Jeff stated. “I am very excited to become the Western U.S. Director of Development and look forward to working with Tom and the entire SCTP and SSSF teams to nurture our existing athletes and add new teams and events to the program”.

Register Now for 2019 SCTP College National Championships

Register now for the Scholastic Clay Target Program National College Championships to be held Oct. 18-20 at the Cardinal Center Campground and Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

Make your plans to attend today. Online registration is now available through the SSSF’s SHOT system.

Log into your team account in SHOT system then select competitions tab on the bottom left of your screen. Click on the “Register for Shoots” link, then the National Shoots link to find the event and register your team. Registration must be done by a coach or team administrator on the team's SHOT account.

Participating teams must be currently registered with the SSSF/SCTP for the 2019/2020 shooting season prior to attending.

Considered Ohio’s premier public shooting sports facility, the Cardinal Center offers impressive trapshooting and sporting clays ranges, as well as an indoor heated pool, lake for fishing, lots of outdoor activities, and great facilities for family camping, including 400 camp sites, with nine standard cabins and 20 deluxe cabins available to rent. Wifi service is available on the grounds as well.

The center is located at I-71 (exit 140) and St. Rt. 61, just 30 miles north of Columbus. For those not keen on camping, there are a number of additional lodging options located within 15 minutes of the Cardinal Center.

Download complete event information here... 

2019 SCTP National Raffle Winners

We would like to officially announce the winners of the 2019 SCTP National Raffle, drawing held Saturday July 20th 2019 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in front of the grandstands.

Teams that took part in this national raffle were part of a group that raised over $80,000 for their own teams’ expenses as well as the SCTP’s Scholarship Program!

Firearms were donated from the following supporting Industry leaders and included the top prize of the Kolar Low Max Over/Under shotgun:

Kolar Arms – Blaser USA - Browning – Beretta – SKB – CZ USA – Legacy Sports Intl.

Please patronize these fine firearm manufacturers and dealers as they show year after year their support of the SCTP, its teams, athletes and coaches!

We plan on starting next years raffle a little sooner so that teams can participate and utilize these funds earlier in the shooting year. Look for the SCTP National Raffle to begin around the 1st of March time-frame and may include some more VERY exciting prizes!

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

SCTP National Gun Raffle Winners!
Kolar Low Max
Won by Brad Simms of Des Moines, Iowa

Blaser F-16
Won by Kathy Orr of Palm Harbor, Florida

Browning Citori
Won by Mike Lingsch Hamilton, Ohio

Beretta 690
Won by Leslie Washatko of Antigo, Wisconsin

CZ All American
Won by Mark Stuchel of Earlham, Iowa

Won by Sue Holtzman of Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Howa 6.5 Creedmoor
Won by Steve Meek of New Market, Tennessee

These drawings were held Saturday, July 20th at the beginning of the Trap and HOA awards in front of the grandstands at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

All winners must furnish an FFL for us to ship these firearms.

SCTP National Raffle Ticket Sales (Team) Winners!
Below are the teams that sold the most SCTP National Raffle tickets and the amount of MidwayUSA Foundation deposited team endowment funds earned for that team!


1.            Mid-Carolina Young Guns, SC - $8,000
2.            Dugger Union Clay Shooters, IN – $7,000
3.            BHS Demons Shooting Team, WI – $6,000
4.            Western Mass Clay Crushers, MA – $5,000
5.            Ft. Lee Duster, VAs – $4,000

We would like to thank all the teams that took part in this years National Raffle and hope this helped provide some additional funding for your team!

Hunt Giant Whitetails in Iowa! – Nonresident Tag Auction to Benefit SCTP

Iowa is considered by many to be one of the premier white-tailed deer hunting destinations in the United States. Dreams come true in the Hawkeye State every year as hunters consistently harvest mature, corn fed bucks that reach well over 200″. Getting a tag, however, is easier said than done. Now you can guarantee your tag and promote state and local conservation efforts through the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program Non-Resident Deer Tag Auction, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). This auction is for One Iowa Special Non-Resident Deer Tag, good Statewide for Archery, Gun season one, Gun season two, or the Late Muzzleloader season during either 2019 or 2020 Iowa deer season (hunter’s choice). The deer tag includes 1 ‘any sex’ deer and 1 ‘antlerless’ deer. For seasons and hunting information, go to: The auction for this tag begins on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00PM CST and ends on Friday, September 13 at 7:00PM. View the online auction and place your bids at eBay. The winner of the auction receives a tag that includes 1 any-sex deer and 1 antlerless deer. This non-resident deer tag is good statewide; however, Landowner Permission is required before hunting on private land. The tag may be used either in the coming 2019-2020 season, or next year in the 2020-2021 season. The hunter must declare which year and one of the following standard seasons at the close of the auction and no later than September 25th, 2019. 2019-2020 season dates can be found at . 2020-2021 dates have not been confirmed at this time but will be similar to 2019-2020 dates. WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS AUCTION?The Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program, Inc. is committed to supporting organized youth, high school and collegiate clay target shooting programs across the state of Iowa. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the primary functions of Iowa SCTP, Inc. are to raise money and provide funding and financial support to Iowa programs and their coaches. With support provided by our sponsors, Iowa SCTP, Inc. and its volunteer board of directors has been able to provide funding and therefore more opportunities to new school-based teams, coaches and shooting athletes. To learn more go to The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program in Iowa and across the United States. SCTP is a youth development program in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. For more information go to The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is also Iowa’s leading state conservation agency who works hand-in-hand with the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program to promote youth shooting sports and wildlife conservation across the state. Their programs enhance all of Iowa’s conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities. You can learn more at: Interested in being notified for upcoming Iowa tag auctions? Contact us at Photo credit Jeff Barnes, Iowa DNR

2019 Nationals High Overall Team Endowment Funding

As another year closes and all National Championships are now complete, we are announcing the top High Overall (HOA) winners from this year’s SCTP National Championships.

We will be awarding MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding for the top 4 teams in each of the HOA divisions as follows.

2019 Trap High Overall Winners at SCTP National Championships

Main Event HOA, High School only HOA and Trap only HOA. $60,000 will be awarded to these team’s accounts!

The funding will be as follows, 1st place - $8,000, 2nd place - $6,000, 3rd place - $4,000 and 4th place - $2,000. This will be for each HOA discipline for a total of $60,000!

See complete event results on our website here...

We want to thank all the teams that participated at this years National Championships and look forward to another record-breaking year coming up!

If you missed this year's event please mark your calendars for our 2020 nationals July 11-18 at the Cardinal Shooting Center!

HOA Winning Teams
Main Event (Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays)
1st Place – Lake Oconee Shotgun Team, Georgia
2nd Place – Central Georgia Elite Shooters, Georgia
3rd Place – Blackwood Team, Texas
4th Place – Forest City Gun Club, Georgia

High School HOA (Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays - High School Teams Only)
1st Place – Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team, Texas
2nd Place – Central Falcons, Wisconsin
3rd Place – North Scott Trap Team, Iowa
4th Place – Ankeny Centennial Jaguars, Iowa

Trap Only HOA (16 yard singles, Handicap and Trap Doubles)
1st Place – North Scott Trap Team, Iowa
2nd Place – Ankeny Centennial Jaguars, Iowa
3rd Place – Golden Eagles, Illinois
4th Place – Waterford Wolverines, Wisconsin

About the National Championships
Complete information, participation, statistics and stock photos can be found at:

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Awards Over $100,000 in Scholarships

Rafe Nielsen (left) presents Grace Marlen a scholarship check at the SCTP National Championships. Grace shot a 200 x 200 with a Browning and won a shoot-off with two others to claim the prize July 20 at the Cardinal Shooting Center

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation through their Scholastic Clay Target Program and their Scholastic Action Shooting Program awarded 126 youth athletes over $100,000.00 in college Scholarships through their scholarship program and at the 2019 National Championships in Marengo, Ohio last month.
Tom Wondrash, National Director noted, “this is the first time our combined programs were able to award our Youth Athletes and their families over $100,000.00 in college scholarships. We could not have done it without the generous support of our program sponsors who continue to step up and support this initiative”.
In addition to the scholarships awarded to SCTP and SASP youth athletes that apply for these awards,at this years National Championships special scholarships were awarded by Browning, Beretta, and Blaser USA. In order to be eligble, athletes must have shot a Browning shotgun in 16 yard singles trap, a Beretta shotgun in the skeet event or a Blaser shotgun in the sporting clays event.

Winners of those scholarships include:

  • Browning Trap: Grace Marlen (St. Louis, MO), $7,600
  • Beretta Skeet: Graham Eubanks (Eatonton, GA) $4,000
  • Blaser Sporting Clays: Baylor Garland (Eatonton, GA), $5,000

 “The smiles on the faces of our athletes that are awarded college scholarships makes it all worthwhile” said SASP National Director Rick Leach. “College is such a significant financial commitment for all our youth athletes and their families. These college scholarships, no matter what the amount are something the youth athletes themselves can contribute to the effort”.
For a complete list of all the 2019 SCTP and SASP College Scholarship winners, click here.

Membership Renewals and Registration Reminders for New Competition Season

Greetings SCTP and SASP Coaches, As a reminder, September 1st marks the beginning of a new season with the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Programs. Membership renewals for coaches and athletes are required to retain member benefits including liability insurance, use of the SSSF SHOT system and eligibility to participate in all of the great SCTP and SASP events at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, membership is required to take full advantage of all of the SCTP/SASP deals and promotions and fundraisers as well as camp opportunities, scholarships and the All Scholastic Team. NOTE: If starting a new team, the head coach and/or team administrator should initiate these steps. In most cases the head coach/team administrator will also coordinate registration for all members of their local team. New teams are encouraged to watch our video tutorial on how to register. Requirements for team and volunteer registration are as follows:
  1. Login to the SHOT System to create your new team and register your first coach.
  2. Create (new teams) or update (returning teams) your information on the SHOT System. See video tutorial for more information.
  3. Additional coaches / volunteers must be added through an invitation process in the SHOT System. Please watch our video tutorial on how to add a new coach or volunteer to your team.
  4. Pay your $35 registration fee for each volunteer. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  5. Ensure your background check is current (a new check is required every two years) by logging into the SHOT system to verify the last date approved.
  6. Take the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coaches Course if you have not done so previously. There is no cost for the course when using the SSSF-provided voucher code. Volunteers must take this course only one time.
Requirement for registration of all athletes are as follows:
  1. Complete and return a 2019/2020 athlete consent/waiver form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete. Head coaches must keep a copy of the signed form and return the original to the program office listed on the form.
  2. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Sportsmanship Contract form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  3. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Medical Consent form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  4. Update the athlete information pages in the SHOT system. Ensure all contact information is correct and update the School Class and Classification information for each athlete.
  5. Pay the $25 athlete registration fee for each athlete. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  6. Join and/or renew memberships with the National Governing Bodies (NGB) for skeet (NSSA), sporting clays (NSCA) and / or trap (ATA). NGB membership is a requirement to participate in SCTP state, regional and national championship events. PLEASE join or renew through the SHOT system as a portion of the membership fees sold through the SHOT system are retained for the SCTP Scholarship Program.
Thank you for your participation in the SCTP and SASP! If you have any questions on the registration process please contact your state advisor, regional program representative or national program staff member. Be safe, have fun and enjoy another great season! Sincerely, Your Scholastic Action Shooting and Scholastic Clay Target Program Staff

The 2019 Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships Adds New Names, Accomplishments and Credentials to the Record Books

If you were anywhere near central Ohio last week, it was easy to see and feel that something “special” was taking place. The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) was in full force from July 13th thru July 20th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio

The SCTP Program had its largest event on record with over 6,300 entries in Skeet, Skeet Doubles, Trap, Trap Doubles, Handicap Trap, Sporting Clays, and Bunker Trap. 2,343 athletes, coaches’ volunteers, and family’s from 240 teams and 30 states showed up to be part of the almost 2 Million targets that were thrown for competition, practice and side games…...the most in SCTP history!
Grace Marlen became only the second female athlete in SCTP history to shoot 200 straight at Nationals (Reanna Frauens did it in 2018) in addition to winning the $7,600 Browning College Scholarship!
AND…, the sweltering heat and humidity contributed to another unique National Championship title, the largest number of bottles of water ever consumed at an SCTP National Championship event.

Of course, Congratulations to all our 2019 National Championship Individual and Team winners. Many teams came to the Cardinal Center to defend their previous year titles and left holding the “top spots” again for 2019. Still, many of this year’s individual and team winners were on the podium for the first time. It was easy to see that all our SCTP teams had worked hard all year to get ready for the intense competition that is always a part of their National Championships.
The Cardinal Center and staff were fantastic again this year and for everyone involved it was an amazing week! It’s now time to start planning for our next record setting National Championship event, July 11-18, 2020!

For a complete list of the 2019 SCTP winners, click the Results Tab on the menu bar of the website.

About the National Championships
Complete information, participation, statistics and stock photos can be found at:

Last Woman Standing

One of the most popular attractions at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships each year is the elimination style competition called Last Competitor Standing - often called "Annie Oakley".

This elimination-style shoulder to shoulder competition is so popular the SCTP offers it on Wednesday and Friday during the National event.

For the last two years in a row, SCTP has found a modern day Annie Oakley at Wednesday nights' competition in a young lady named Reanna Frauens from Corral Springs, Florida. Frauens, the 2018 champion bested nearly 400 other competitors on Wednesday to regain her crown this year.

Wednesday Night's Last Competitor Standing Champion Reanna Frauens

The Cardinal Shooting Center trap fields were lined up with shooters of all ages and sizes to compete for some great prizes and the ultimate title of last man or lady standing. The elimination process continued until only one man and one lady shooter remained.

In a head to head battle of the sexes competition, 1st Place Ladies Division Champion, Frauens, bested Men’s Division Champions, Gavin Wright and was awarded a case of Winchester ammunition and gift certificate for a set of custom earplugs.

Prizes were also awarded to the Top 8 Finishers in the Men’s and Ladies Division and the Top 2 Finishers in the College Division.

  • 1st Reanna Frauens FL Quail Creek SKB IS300 - Belt Buckle
  • 2nd Madeline Corbin WI Sauk County Youth Shamrock Leather Shooting Bag
  • 3rd Gianna Patti PA Mason Dixon Claybusters RE Ranger Phantom Shooting Glasses
  • 4th Ava Downs WI Muskego Warriors Shamrock Leather Shell Holder - 2 case Ammo
  • 5th Raylee Bishop IA Ankeny Centenial Shamrock Leather Shell Holder - 2 case Ammo
  • 6th Olivia Krauss MI Fudd Dusters 2 - Case Winchester Ammo
  • 7th Makayla Scott NC Carolina Clays 2 - Case Winchester Ammo
  • 8th Amber Hadley MI Lowell Red Arrows 1 - Case Winchester Ammo
  • 1st Gavin Wright WI Beaver Dam SKB IS300 - Belt Buckle
  • 2nd Triston Schroder MI Fudd Dusters Shamrock Leather Shooting Bag
  • 3rd Cody Miller WI Central Falcons RE Ranger Phantom Shooting Glasses
  • 4th Ricky Fabry WI Muskego Warriors Shamrock Leather Shell Holder - 2 case Ammo
  • 5th Kolby Pinkerton WI Muskego Warriors Shamrock Leather Shell Holder - 2 case Ammo
  • 6th Levi Crook GA Central Georgia Elite Shooters 2 - Case Winchester Ammo
  • 7th Kyren Kain MI Flat River Conservation Club 2 - Case Winchester Ammo
  • 8th Austin Rechlin WI Jefferson Sportsmans Club 1 - Case Winchester Ammo
  • 1st Eric Long IA Shamrock Leather Shooting Bag
  • 2nd Justin Miklaszewski WI 2 - Case of Winchester Ammunition
  • 3rd Aimee Spiering WI 1 - Case of Winchester Ammunition

Congratulations to all the Top Finishers in each division and good luck to all those who compete in Friday evening’s Last Competitor Standing competition!

Photo Credit Hayley Wilson Photography

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