JU placed among the elite at the recent ACUI Clay Target Collegiate National Championships

A young Jacksonville University team competing for the last time in Division III placed among the elite at the recent ACUI Clay Target Collegiate National Championships.  

The JU Sporting, Skeet & Trap Team, up against 58 other teams at the 44th annual event in San Antonio, placed third overall in Division III, third in American Skeet and third in International Skeet. The team moves up to Division II next year. 

“This was a very green team, as we lost some top shooters from last year's Division III National Championship Team,” said coach David T. Dobson. “However, given the new crop of inexperienced shooters, we did very well and went to the podium three times -- very proud of this team.” 

A strong team is expected to return to JU next fall, Dobson noted. 

“We have some superb talent that is up and coming. The Clay Target Sports are much bigger than just shooting clay targets: we are building skills and solutions for life in terms of responsibility, accountability, professionalism, discipline, respect, manners, keeping it safe and overall character.” .

This year's Nationals Team consisted of 14 members: Justin Felker (Team Captain); Ashley Kohler (Co-Captain); Scott Hensley (Co-Captain); Eric Baker; Kara Feinstein; Leigh-Anne Edwards; Tarrant Dunford; Charlie “Bulldog” Needham; Erin Felker; 

David Gonzales; Rob Searcy; Adam Granic; Dustin Mollohan; and Becky Killinger. 

The Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships are the only national tournament in which collegiate shooters may compete in six different clay target events within the same program. The events include International Skeet, International Trap, American Skeet, American Trap, Sporting Clays and Five-Stand Sporting. Sponsoring partners include Midway USA, Midway USA Foundation, the National Shooting Sporting Foundation, the National Rifle Association collegiate and School Programs, and the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. 

This year’s event from March 27-April 2 was again held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Members of the USA Shooting Team (Olympic Team qualifier) and ESPN were also on hand. To learn more about ACUI and the event, visit www.ACUI.org/claytargets. 

Results are in from the SE Collegiate Spring Invitational!

We had eight colleges and 80 Collegiate shooters compete on Saturday March 3, 2012.  Congradtulations everyone on a great day of shooting! We hope to see everyone and more next year for the SE Collegiate Fall Invitational next year!

HOA:

  • Men's: Justin Felker (JU - Won in Shoot Off)
  • Ladies: Ashley Kohler (JU - Won Outright)

Skeet:

  • HOA: Scott Hensley (JU - Outright)
  • Runner-Up: Hunter Baughman (Clemson - Shoot Off)
  • Third Place: Justin Felker (JU - Shoot Off)

Trap:

  • HOA: Hunter Baughman (Clemson - Won Outright)
  • Runner-Up: Alex Rennart (UF - Shoot Off)
  • Third Place: Justin Felker (JU - Shoot Off)

Wobble Trap:

  • HOA: Alex Rennart (UF - Won in Shoot Off)
  • Runner-Up: Justin Felker (JU - Shoot Off)
  • Third Place: Gabriel Garriga (Embry-Riddle - Shoot Off)

Overall Team Ranking for top three:

  • HOA: Clemson University
  • Runner-Up: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Third Place: Jacksonville University

We're now a Varsity Team!

As of December 2011 the Jacksonville Sporting Clays Skeet and Trap Team is an offical Varsity Team! Congratulations Team!

College Teams Take Aim in Florida - NSSF Shooting Sportscast

 NSSF's new Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative is showing positive results in Florida as club teams and programs receive critically important financial support that is helping them expand outreach and efforts. (NSSF Video) From Intercollegate shoot at Flager Gun Club on April 10,2011.