Clay Targets News

Fort Hays Captures Upper West Coast; Arizona Wins International

The team from Fort Hays State University, pictured below, earned the collegiate high overall honors at the Upper West Coast Conference Championships held October 5–6 at the Capital City Gun Club in Carson City, Nevada. Fort Hays finished ahead of runner-up the Fresno State Shooting team and third place Boise State Sporting Arms Club. Jake Whipple of Fort Hays took men's high overall and Jenny Schoenecker, also of Fort Hays, earned women's high overall.

A week earlier at the Western International Conference Championships from the Ben Avery Clay Target Center in Phoenix, Arizona, it was the University of Arizona defeating Arizona State University, 296-292 for top honors there. High combined international events scores went to Arizona State's Matthew Killeen in the men's and Grandview University's Emily Klein in the women's divison. All team and individual scores can be viewed here.Fort Hays State University team

USAYESS Virtual Shooting League Continues Through November 17

USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports and ACUI Clay Targets launches a virtual fall shooting league for ages 8 and up beginning October 13 and running through November 17. Six weekly competitions of 50 targets each will be offered for seven shooting groups that include novice, intermediate, junior varsity, senior, collegiate, adults, and ladies. Competitors can vie for trophies in both American Trap and American Skeet. Registration and payment of the $15 per participant fee is available here.

October is the Month to Take Advantage of 3:1 Matching Grant Program


MidwayUSA Foundation and ACUI are hosting an online donation drive through October that allows teams to earn up to $1,500 through a 3:1 matching program. By contributing just $500 into their own endowment and then providing ACUI the receipt, teams will receive another $1,500 into their endowment at the end of the month. More information is available here, and receipts should be sent to Alyssa Drew at


ACUI Clay Targets invites teams to send photographs of team practices, competitions, fundraising events, official team pictures, and other images you want to share to help promote your team and shooting sports. Forward your submissions to and we'll take it from there.


ACUI's Collegiate Clay Target Championships will now include a Doubles American Skeet division after hearing from respondents to a recent program survey. Based on that feedback, the championships will include the doubles division and drop International Skeet. The changes are expected to make the event more accessible to athletes, offer streamlined rules, and help the event move along at a swift pace. The championships will be held March 23–28 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas.