ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships and CTC Shotgun Bowl Series
Quick links to resources:
ACUI Clays Team Support:
For assistance with team development or sponsorship: Russ Arnold
For assistance with nationals and sectionals (hosting, registration, or questions): Michelle Smith
For more information call or text 442-211-8418.
About the 45-year Long Program
The ACUI Collegiate Clay Target
Championships program provides a quality experience for students that
teaches fair play, concentration, and logic skills, and it enhances
interpersonal relationships. This furthers ACUI's goal of creating
meaningful communities. For more than 45 years, ACUI has partnered with
the host facility, sponsors, and schools from across the United States
for this event. This is the only collegiate event featuring all six
events: International Skeet and Trap, American Skeet and Trap,
Five-Stand, and Sporting Clays.
Registration is based on a first-come,
first-serve basis and has fees associated with each event. All students
are required to prove they meet eligibility
requirements by submitting a form approved by the school registrar and
submit a signed code of conduct. These forms are provided as part of
Schools represented in the championships
vary from one to 60 students. One student can proudly display their
school banner at the championships even if the school does not have a
recognized club or team. Coming to the shoot gives students tools to
work on developing a team at their home campus, opens doors to the
shooting industry for them, and provides leadership opportunities.
To get an idea of the event, please watch this video. For 20 years, ACUI events have occurred at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, a full-service facility located 30 minutes from the airport and near shopping, restaurants, and hotels.
The 2016 national competition featured 697 students
representing 76 schools from across the United States. This is double
the number of students who participated four years ago. The majority of
the participants shoot three or more events, and those who shoot in all
six disciplines will then qualify for the High Overall Awards. Nearly
98% of students participated in American Trap, the tournament’s
top event. The biggest year-on-year growth was the 24% jump in
the number of registered events by these students. This growth prompted the development of the CTC Shotgun Bowl Series, and with the support of benefactor MidwayUSA, 12 conference championships were scheduled across the country in the 2016-17 academic year.
Media coverage in the past has been provided by ESPN-U, ESPN2, NRA-Cam & Company, the web, and Sirius, as well as Shooting Sports USA magazine and NRAblog.com. The National Shooting Sports Foundation's website has both stories and videos. We've even gone viral with video on YouTube and a group on Facebook.
Updated Sept. 16, 2016