For Immediate Release

July 3rd, 2019                                                                                 


MICHIGAN –  The USA High School Clay Target League, the nation’s largest high school clay target shooting sport program, will have its annual National Championship in Mason, Michigan from July 10th – 14th.  The event features a trap shooting competition for the highest-qualifying student athletes and teams throughout all affiliated state high school clay target leagues in the nation.

Over 2,000 student athletes from all over the U.S. will represent their schools, with over 5,000 spectators are expected to watch the competition. The National Championship also features exhibitors, concessions, and a concert on Thursday by country music artist Lucas Hoge.

After two days of practice and social events, the Team Competition will begin on Friday, July 12th with 207 teams competing to be one of the top 80 teams that will qualify for the Team Finals held on Sunday.  The Individual Competition opens on Saturday, July 13th with 1800 athletes competing to make it into the top 400 that will qualify for the Individual Finals, also on Sunday.

The National Championship will be hosted by the MTA Homegrounds in Mason Michigan. Mason is just 20 miles south of Lansing, MI, and the facility features 44 trap fields, along with a large clubhouse, RV and camping areas, and beautiful natural scenery.

The 2019 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship generously sponsored by the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, SCHEELS, the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, U.S. Army, and Mark Zauhar.

“Over 2,000 of the best high school clay target athletes will compete for the national title next week.” said John Nelson, president of the USA High School Clay Target League. “It’s the biggest and most exciting event of it’s kind, and we wish all our participating athletes and teams the best of luck in their quest for the National Championship next week.

The USA High School Clay Target League is a division of the USA Clay Target League – a non-profit corporation. The League is the independent provider of clay target shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. Each student is required to pass a comprehensive firearm safety education course prior to participation. 

Nationwide, more than 32,000 students representing over 1,000 school-approved teams participated in the League during the 2018-19 school year.

For more information visit http:/usaclaytargetchampionship.com | http://usaclaytarget.com

Contact: Drew Tri at 320-291-9148 |Email: dtri@usaclaytarget.com

Visit  http://usaclaytargetchampionship.com/schedule/ for a schedule of participating athletes and teams. 
LIVE scoring information will be available online during the event at http://claytargetleaderboard.com