The JU Varsity Shooting Team recently took a five-man squad to the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championships and came back with four national titles, in Sporting Clays, Handicap Trap, Trap Doubles and Skeet Doubles.
More than 2,500 high school and collegiate athletes competed in the biggest-yet SCTP Nationals July 13-18 at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill. JU faced off against Division 1 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) National Champion Lindenwood University, as well as Division 1 ACUI Runner-up National Champion Bethel University and other shooting powerhouses such as Fort Hays State (Kansas), Southeastern Illinois College and the University of Iowa.
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We would like to congratulate the JU Varsity Shooting Team for taking Second Place in the Fall SCTP tournament! We would also like to individually congratulate our athletes on the following:
-Shelby Lopresto on placing 4th in Women's HOA, 1st in Women's Skeet, and 4th in Women's Wobble
-Captain Scott Hensley on placing 3rd in Men's HOA
-Captain Mike Esposito on placing 3rd in Men's Trap
-Nick D'Asto on placing 4th in Men's HOA and 2nd in Men's Skeet
-Benji Felder on placing 5th in Men's Wobble
We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all our parents and alumni who came out and volunteered or cheered on the team. Your support is greatly appreciated!
From left to right: Sean Hensley, Nick D'Asto, Scott Hensley, Benji Felder, and Mike Esposito
JU Varsity Team from SCTP Nationals in Sparta, Illinois.
From left to right: Sean Hensley, Lissette Matos-Minehart, Mike Esposito, Julianne Evans, and Scott Hensley.
Jessie Swick and Meg Hamon from JU's Admissions department recruiting top students from all over the country at the 2014 SCTP Nationals in Sparta, Illinois! Thanks for helping us expand the program, we can't wait to work with our new members in the fall!
Coach David Dobson and members from the JU Shooting Team hosting our June 29th clinic for Dr. Jim Keeling and fellow Mayo Clinic doctors at the Jacksonville Skeet & Trap Club!