The University of Wyoming Shotgun Team placed sixth overall as well as bringing back a  stack of third place medals for American Trap from the ACUI Clay Targets National Championships competition in San Antonio, Texas last week.

The UW Shotgun Team participated in American and International Skeet and Trap, in addition to Sporting Clays - which simulates upland game and small fur bearing animal hunting.

In addition to placing sixth as a school, one of the squads did claim third place out of over sixty schools in the Trap category.

Each of the team shooters shot 550 rounds during the competition, not including practice rounds.

A grant from the NRA Foundation has made competing at Nationals feasible for the team. Aside from meals, the grant covers all costs for the team to attend Nationals. In return, the shotgun team volunteers at Friends of NRA banquets throughout the State, the proceeds of which are used to award such grants. This year’s local Casper Friends of NRA banquet will be held April 12 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel. Click Here for information and to purchase tickets.