The State Fair Community College (SFCC) shooting sports team wrapped up their season at the ACUI Clay Targets SCTP National Clay Target Championship.

The event took place March 18-23 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. SFCC shot 100 American Skeet, 100 America Trap and 100 Sporting Clays in the Classic All-American Division. SFCC finished third in the Classic All-American Division in Division Four. SFCC competed against other two-year colleges and technical schools.

The team scores were based on the top five individual scores for each team in each discipline.

SFCC qualified 10 student-athletes in the event: Nash McKenzie, Connor Hess, Anthony Walls, Bailey Carter, Hunter Snow, Daniel Younger-Losing, Ben Engemann, Arthur Sims, Landon Schachtele and Gracy Wilson.

SFCC scored a 471/500 in the American Trap competition. McKenzie tied for the high score on the team with Walls, each scored a 95/100. Sims and Hess both shot 94/100 and Younger-Losing shot a 93/100.

In American Skeet, SFCC shot 468/500. McKenzie led the team with a 96. Sims shot a 95. Walls shot a 93. Hess and Carter shot a 92.

In Sporting Clays, SFCC shot 424/500 on a difficult course. McKenzie shot an 87. Sims shot an 86. Engemann shot an 85. Hess shot an 84 and Walls shot an 82.

Western Oklahoma finished first in the Classic All-American for Division Four. Indian Hills Community College finished second. SFCC finished third by one bird with a total score of 1,363.

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“I’m super proud of our kids for being able to bring home a trophy,” said Head Coach Sarah Manuel. “As a coach, as well as someone who competes, you always want to do better. Our kids put in all they could, that’s all I can ask for. I expect all of our kids to do their best and they did that. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids. These kids have made lifelong friendships because they worked hard together and had these experiences.”

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