Clay Targets News

Hillsdale College Takes HOA in September Virtual Shotgun Bowl Championship

The September Virtual Shotgun Bowl Championship was the first event of the 2020–21 season. Hillsdale College Shotgun Team took the team HOA award for the event, followed by the Rams Clay Target team and Hastings College Shooting Club. Hunter Barnes of the Rams Clay Target Team won the title of Men’s HOA, and Jessica Strasser of the Hillsdale College Shotgun Team won the Women’s HOA. The full list of results can be viewed here. Congratulations to all of our competitors and thank you for making our first event of the year a success!

MidwayUSA Foundation Hometown Challenge

The MidwayUSA Foundation has organized a fundraising opportunity for the month of October. New this year, the Hometown Challenge is an opportunity to engage with the community and increase your team’s endowment account balance. Every $20 entry will be donated to the team endowment designated in the registration. In addition, the donation will be matched as part of the Foundation's monthly matching program! Have friends and family that aren’t shooters? They can still register and be entered in a sweepstake to win prizes! And the best part: ACUI has set up a matching program for this event! The outline is below: 

  • The first 1,000 registrations will be matched 1:1 by ACUI.
  • For each team of five registered, ACUI will contribute $2,000. For each team of 10, we’ll contribute $4,000. This is a 20:1 match!

Note that only registrations being donated to college teams will be eligible to receive the individual and team matches. Teams can consist of one person or multiple individuals. Because there’s the option to enter as a sweepstake, people can register more than once. As long as a team receives a $100 (team of five) or $200 (team of 10) contribution, ACUI will match. Each team endowment account is eligible for only one “team” consisting of either five or 10 registrations (maximum contribution of $4,000). Questions about this matching opportunity can be directed to Alyssa at

November Virtual Shotgun Bowl Championship Added to Schedule

Based on input from coaches and team leaders, ACUI has decided to add a November event to the Virtual Shotgun Bowl Series. Registration can be submitted online before the deadline of November 15, and scores will need to be submitted on or before November 30. The November event will not be included as part of the High Overall for the entire series as it was added with late notice. The High Overall for the Shotgun Bowl Series will be recognized by combining the scores from the September and October virtual championships. Please reach out to Alyssa Drew at with any questions.

Keep Us Informed! Let Us Know About Your Organization
Has your team recently transitioned leadership responsibilities? If so, please be sure to share these changes with Alyssa Drew at These updates allow ACUI Clay Targets to keep your teams informed about the latest news regarding upcoming tournaments, online coach and team leader meetings, MidwayUSA Foundation matching initiatives, and more.