Woods leads Astros to state skeet, trap tournaments


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East Clinton athletes will be competing Friday and Saturday in the 2022 Ohio State High School Clay Target League State Tournaments presented by Scheels.

The trap and skeet shooting state tournaments will be held at the Blackwing Shooting Center in Delaware, OH on June 17th and 18th, featuring 324 athletes from 20 high school teams.

The EC trap shooting team is made up of Kaleb Duffield, Madison Frazer, Jacob George, Xavier Keller, Aaron Rolfe, Colten Woods, Brody Fisher, Nick Gates, Ben Holliday.

The skeet team will be Fisher, Frazer, Gates, Holliday and Woods.

Competition begins for East Clinton 1:45 p.m. Friday with the skeet tournament then continues 9 a.m. Saturday with the trap shooting state event.

In the spring league, Woods had the season high average for male trap shooters in Conference 2 while Rolfe was second. Frazer was second in the season high average for female trap shooters.

In the skeet league, where three schools made up a single conference, Woods had the top overall average.

A total of 451 student athletes representing 24 high school teams across the state participated in the Ohio State High School Clay Target League (OHSHSCTL) this spring. The OHSHSCTL is a part of the USA Clay Target League, which offers high school and college programs in 34 states.

With more than 43,000 participating athletes in the 2021-2022 school year, the non-profit USA Clay Target League is the largest youth clay target shooting sport program in the world. The Lleague offers trap, skeet, sporting clays, and 5-stand leagues to secondary and postsecondary schools across the country.

The league is the only 100 percent school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America and the League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to schools nationwide. The league is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it’s an ‘adaptive’ sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.

The league’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.

The league is the safest sport in school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. Each athlete must complete firearm safety certification before participation.

Visit http://ohclaytarget.com/state-tournament/ for more information.

Additional sponsors include The Bass Pro/Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Do-All Outdoors, Walker’s, Mark Zauhar, Sportsman’s Guide, Outdoor News, The U.S. Army, and Friends of NRA.

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