(May 9, 2012 – Dalmatia) – Brothers Luke and Mark Beardsley of Glen Rock, along with four teammates of the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters, traveled to Dalmatia, Pennsylvania to attend the Pennsylvania Junior Olympic Trap Championships at the Keystone Shooting Park, on May 5-6.
Luke won top honors breaking 101 out of 125 targets while Mark brought home the Bronze Metal. Brandi Hobbs of Edinboro took home Silver.
The top three shooters not only win medals but also qualify to attend the National Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs on July 10-17. Shooters that qualify at this event can then attempt to qualify for a spot on the national Olympic team.
“It was great to win here at Keystone and to share the podium with my brother was special” said Luke. “we hope to do well in Colorado Springs”
The Pennsylvania SCTP Olympic Trap Team Championship was held concurrently with the Pennsylvania Junior Olympic Trap Championships with squads from Mason-Dixon placing in two classes. Luke Beardsley, Evan Filepas and Stephanie Beardsley won Silver in the “A” Class while Mark Beardsley, James Dalton and Dan Cook took home the Gold Medal in “B” Class.
Based in South Central Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters is a Youth Clay Target Shotgun Shooting Sports Team that participates in Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays. Organized under the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Amateur Trapshooting Association’s AIM program, the primary focus of all Mason-Dixon Clay Busters activities is SAFETY.
The program is open to youth in grades 6-12. Shooting experience is beneficial but not required. Along with regularly scheduled practices, team members have the opportunity to showcase their shooting skills in a number of local, state, and even national competitions.
To learn more about the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters call (717) 235-0743 or visit their website at www.masondixonclaybusters.com.