Kentucky Crowns Youth Trap State Champions


Mar 11, 2001
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Kentucky Crowns Youth Trap State Champions


Teams Qualify for Upcoming National Championships

BEREA, Kentucky-Young trap shooters from across Kentucky earned state titles-with many qualifying to represent Kentucky at upcoming national championships-at last week's Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Kentucky Trap State Championship.

The trap competition, held July 1 at Central Kentucky Gun Club in Berea, featured some of Kentucky's top young shooters in four divisions: varsity, junior varsity, intermediate advanced and intermediate entry.

SCTP, for youths in grades 12 and under, is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation managed in partnership with the national governing bodies for shooting sports: USA Shooting, Amateur Trapshooting Association, National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association.

With remarkable growth over the past eight years, the program is considered "the Little League of shooting sports." Some 8,000 to 9,000 students from over 45 states are expected to compete this year.

Kentucky teams participating in the state title shoot qualified for the SCTP National Championships July 31-Aug. 5 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill.

The best of these young shooters could be selected to attend an Olympic development camp in Colorado Springs, and some will go on to compete at the collegiate level.

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SCTP Kentucky Trap State Championship
(held July 1, Central Kentucky Gun Club, Berea, Ky.)

Varsity Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place-Capital Aces, 478 out of 500 targets (Jordan Foley of Paris, Andrew Wooldridge of Frankfort, Ty Kelly of Georgetown, Cory Stamper of Paris, Kyle Kratzer of Frankfort).
2nd Place-Morgan Elliot 4-H, 469 (Johnny Skaggs of West Liberty, Jessica Litton of Sandy Hook, Dillon Horn of Keaton, Casey Cantrell of Hazel Green, Aaron Barker of Ezel).
3rd Place-Union County 4-H Shooting Sports Club, 463 (Lee Jackson of Morganfield, Stephen Crisp of Owensboro, Duncan Taylor of Morganfield, Matt Thomas of Morganfield, Wil Jackson of Morganfield).

Junior Varsity Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place-Smokin' Dragons, 466 out of 500 targets (Jordan Harmon of Greensburg, Matthew Taylor of Greensburg, Jake Cruse of Summersville, Dustin Bunch of Russell Springs, Andrew Akin of Greensburg).
2nd Place-Barren River Young Guns, 456 (Patrick Poynter of Cave City, Daniel Cherry of Scottsville, Jenna Knott of Glasgow, Malcolm Booher of Burkesville, Melissa Tracy of Fountain Run).
3rd Place-Northern KY Scholastic Trap, 422 (Michael Strange of Covington, Andrew Howell of Independence, Matt Hall of Alexandria, Zachary Meiman of Union, Andrew Elmore of Walton).

Intermediate Advanced Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place-Shooting Stars, 470 out of 500 targets (Jonhathan Eubanks of Flemingsburg, Jackson Eubanks of Flemingsburg, Callie Robinson of Hillsboro, Ross Jolly of Flemingsburg, Andrew Jolly of Flemingsburg).
2nd Place-Smokin' Dragons, 468 (Elliot Taylor of Greensburg, Julie Church of Hardyville, Jacob Shofner of Greensburg, Christina Simpson of Greensburg, Thomas Penick of Greensburg).
3rd Place-Northern KY Scholastic Trap, 437 (David Abell of Independence, Taylor Bisig of Florence, Bobby Moore of Cold Spring, Quentin Penrod of Alexandria, Jared Rizzo of Ft. Thomas).

Intermediate Entry Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place-Spitfires, 421 out of 500 targets (Tanner Price of Alexandria, Kenten Sharp of Alexandria, Jacob Dietz of Fort Mitchell, Jarred Davis of Felicity O.H., Kyle Dullaghan of California).
2nd Place-Not awarded.
3rd Place-Not awarded.

Media Contact:
Dennis Menning, SCTP Kentucky State Trap Director, (859) 635-7221 or

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