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Rams Clay Target Team Takes Second at Nationals

April 02, 2019

Angelo State University’s Rams Clay Target Team finished as national runner-up by claiming second place at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) 2019 Collegiate Clay Target Championships held March 25-30 in San Antonio.

(With trophy L to R) Cody Hada, Coleman Pittillo (Back L to R) Sloan Kail, Braden Williams, Colto...(With trophy L to R) Cody Hada, Coleman Pittillo (Back L to R) Sloan Kail, Braden Williams, Colton Cmerek, Colten Hughes, Jacob Bird, Pierce Wilson (Front L to R) Taylor Cleaveland, Lexi Wickham Competing in Division 3 against 27 other teams, the Rams Clay Target Team scored 2,338 points to finish second in the High Over All standings behind only the Emmanuel College (Georgia) team that scored 2,353 points. The Rams also took third place in the Team American All Around competition and placed in the top three in four of the six individual team events, including:

  • 1st Place – American Skeet Team
  • 2nd Place – Super Sporting Team
  • 3rd Place – Sporting Clays Team
  • 3rd Place – International Skeet Team

Individually for the Rams, Colten Hughes of San Angelo finished third and Coleman Pittillo of Sterling City finished 11th out of 367 shooters in the Men’s American Skeet Open competition. In the Men’s International Skeet Open competition, Cody Hada of Andrews placed eighth and Pittillo 21st out of 313 shooters. Hada also finished 20th out of 329 shooters in the Men’s Super Sport Open competition.

Colten Hughes of San Angelo with his trophy for the Men's American Skeet Open competitionColten Hughes of San Angelo with his trophy for the Men's American Skeet Open competitionOn the women’s side for ASU, Lexi Wickham of Cypress finished eighth out of 68 shooters in the Women’s International Skeet Open competition. Taylor Cleaveland of Schertz placed eighth out of 86 shooters in the Women’s Sporting Clay Open competition and 11th out of 80 shooters in the Women’s Super Sport competition.

Also competing for the Rams Clay Target Team were Jacob Bird and Colton Cmerek of San Angelo, Sloan Kail of Midland, Braden Williams of Christoval and (Reagan) Pierce Wilson of Abilene. The faculty/staff sponsor of the team is Kurtis Neal, ASU director of human resources.

To support the Rams Clay Target Team, ASU is hosting the third annual Rams Reload Sporting Clay Shoot on Saturday, May 4, at the San Angelo Claybird Association range. More details on registering to participate and/or sponsor the event are available at www.angelo.edu/ramsreload.

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