Bullseye! Forest City Gun Club Juniors Wins 4th SCTP Straight State Championship!

By Prep Sports Report Staff | June 22, 2022

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The Forest City Gun Club Juniors were crowned again as the Georgia State Scholastic Clay Target Program Champions, making it four straight years in a row; SCTP State Champions always have a nice ring!

Forest City Gun Club hosted the Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships over the weekend. What is even better is winning the championship on your range. The event consisted of girls and boys from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college from across the state of Georgia shooting for a state championship. 

A Scholastic Clay Target Program competition consists of four disciplines, skeet, trap, sporting clays, and super sporting clays. There are six American style categories, Rookie Level, grades five and under; Intermediate Level (grades 6-8): Entry Level and Advanced, Senior Level (Grades 9-12): Junior Varsity and Varsity and Colligate level. 

The FCGC juniors took first place spots in all four disciplines in the Boys Rookie Division and Senior Varsity categories. The Senior level girls earned three first-place trophies, as the Intermediate-Advanced, took two boys and two girls,  Senior Junior Varsity had two apiece, and the Colligate scored one.

A big honor at the SCTP state competition is the High Overall Award (HOA). HOA in Sporting Clays is the person that attains the highest score in each category. Forest City had three HOA winners and took home the HOA team award. Individual HOA trophies went to Jake Summerford, who won in the collegiate category; the collegiate lady HOA went to Gracie Whitley, and HOA Athlete was Rich Pazderski—finishing as runner-up was Jackson Schaaf. Pazderski and Schaaf were tied. A rule in SCTP is when there is a tie. The athletes go to a shootoff. Pazderski defeated Schaaf in a four-round shootoff to earn the HOA Athlete award.


 Photo (L-R): Rich Pazderski  &  Jackson Schaaf


The FCGC junior team now heads to defend their back-to-back titles at the National Scholastic Clay Target Program Championships at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. The competition starts on July 5th and concludes on July 16th.

Team Photo Credit - DeDe Cargil


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