2017 PA State SCTP & AIM Trap Championship Recap

Thirty-nine of Mason-Dixon’s best traveled to Elysburg Pennsylvania for the PA SCTP & AIM Trap Championships.

First up was Saturday’s PA SCTP Championship. Our Intermediate Entry squad (6-8 grade) of Connor Orr, Ben Carey, Daniel Pike, Oliver Fromm and Michael Diorio finished in second place with a score of 379. Individual winners on Saturday include Robbie Carpenter as 1st Place Rookie and the highlight of the weekend, Nathan Metzger’s perfect 100 straight to take home High Over All.

Light winds and beautiful skies opened Sunday’s PA AIM Championship. The AIM competition differs from the SCTP as its categories are based on age. Our squads did very well placing in this very completive AIM event. The Junior squad of Noah Temple, Travis Tyler, Nathan Metzger, Darin Wise, and Sam Rooney took home third place in route to posting a Mason-Dixon team weekend high 475 out of 500 targets.

Sunday’s AIM event also saw three Clay Busters win individual awards. Ben Knepper won fifth place while Dawson Sterner brought home first in the Sub-Junior division.  Kristen “Lefty” Reed finished as the top Lady in the Junior Gold category.

I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the efforts of our outstanding coaches. These people pour their hearts and souls into our team.  Great job everyone…. Look what your athletes accomplished!!

We would also like to thank Lehigh Valley Chapter Safari Club International for sponsoring our state trap events! Lehigh Valley Chapter Safari Club International has been a rock solid supporter of our program over the years and we could not do this without their help.

While some of you move on to Sporting Clays this weekend, others will set their sights on the SCTP National Team Championship in July. Whatever you have on your schedule this summer I hope you carve out some time to continue practicing!

Be sure to look for updates and important information in the coming weeks.