Range Time

April 13, 2017

SASP Welcomes Eliot Jardines as New Virginia State Advisor

SASP is pleased to announce Eliot Jardines as the new Virginia State Advisor. Jardines began working with youth shooting sports when he ran the BB gun range at Cub Scout day camp.

He holds NRA certifications as a level 2 pistol coach and CRSO.  Jardines is the founder and head coach of Team LoCo Motion in Purcellville.  In addition to SASP, he has worked with both Civil Air Patrol and Sea Cadets units on marksmanship and pistol qualification.  Jardines has three sons and his older two are involved with SASP.  He has been actively involved with getting two new teams up and running and is very excited to help expand SASP in the Commonwealth.

Brenau University Athletics Proudly Launches Competitive Shooting Team

Brenau University, located in Gainesville, Georgia, proudly announces the formation of a competitive shooting team for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.  Brenau Athletics is a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference (beginning in 2017) and competes in the NAIA with roughly 200 female athletes spread over 13 varsity teams.  The competitive shooting team will compete in the SCTP, and both academic and athletic scholarships are available.

For more information on how to join this inaugural team, contact Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor at mlochstampfor@brenau.edu or at 770-534-6231.

Youth Teams Show How It’s Done in Texas

*Reprinted with permission from Blue Press.

BOOM!

The report jars your insides. Everyone knows a 105mm Howitzer is loud, but the wave of overpressure stuns mind and body. As you recover, you see the breech slam closed and the Section Chief’s sabre tip drops slowly.

BOOM!

The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets brings their field howitzer to ball games, ceremonial events, and once a year, to their own pistol shoot. The 2017 Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Southwest Regional has almost begun.

BOOM!

230 people cheer the last shot. Together with the gun, they’re shouting, “play ball!” in a distinctly gun-friendly way.

Read the full article HERE.

SCTP National Banquet a Huge Success

The SCTP just completed its second banquet of the year. This banquet was held in Waterford, Wisconsin, on Friday, March 17, 2017, and is the program’s longest-running banquet to date.

This year’s banquet was the most successful, raising much-needed funding for the program’s scholarship fund, as well as general operating expenses. More than 240 attendees spent a high-energy evening bidding on hunting trips, fishing trips, vacations to Belize/Costa Rica/St. Thomas and many other items along with many high-end firearms and locally donated items.

The attendees included representation from 11 SCTP teams across Wisconsin. These teams represented over 1,000 athletes of the states more than 3,500 currently registered with the SCTP National organization.

Read MORE.

GLOCK – Founding Partner of Scholastic Action Shooting Program

GLOCK, a Founding Partner of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), has been with the program since the beginning.

“Thank you so much for your continued support of the SASP,” Tammy Mowry,” national program director for the SASP, said.  “GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms and realizes the importance of youth being involved in the SASP program. Its dedication to our program speaks volumes.”

Read more HERE.

HIVIZ Renews as Platinum Sponsor of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program

HIVIZ has once again joined the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) as a Platinum level sponsor this year.  HIVIZ is founded on the basic principle that the better people shoot, the more success and fun they enjoy, therefore the more likely they are to continue the sport. It has always had a vision to improve the art of shooting.

Click HERE to read more.

Palermo’s Sponsors Scholastic Action Shooting Program

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) welcomes Palermo’s as one of its newest Bronze level sponsors.

“This is great to see sponsors from outside the shooting industry, like Palermo’s stepping up to support the SASP,” Rick Leach, SASP director of development, said. “Palermo’s has been selling great Italian food since 1964 and has been voted best frozen pizza. We are honored that it has decided to support our program.”

Giacomo Fallucca, president and CEO of Palermo’s said, “Palermo’s is excited to be a Bronze level sponsors of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program.  Palermo’s being a family company is pleased to support a family activity like the shooting sports.”

NextLevel Training Steps up to Silver Level Sponsor of Scholastic Action Shooting Program

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is proud to announce that NextLevel Training has stepped up to being a Silver Level sponsor.

“NextLevel Training has been a sponsor of SASP since the early days of the program and we are so glad that it continues to support the program and our athletes with great training tools that will help the athletes perform at a higher level,” Tammy Mowry, national director for the SASP, said.

Read more HERE.

Steel Target Paint Provides Discount to SASP Teams

The SASP welcomes Steel Target Paint as a new sponsor and appreciates the discount it’s offering to SASP teams. Formulated for steel targets, the paint covers quickly, is fast drying, protects from rust and is environmentally compliant.  Steel Target Paint comes in a 20-ounce aerosol can.

This unique, water-based formula protects steel targets from rust and oxidation and is designed for shooting ranges, shooting clubs, parks, private ranges and match competition.

Want details about the discount? Click HERE.

FN Comes on Board as Bronze Level Sponsor of Scholastic Action Shooting Program

FN is one of the newest Bronze level sponsors to come on board with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).

“We’re pleased to have FN join SASP as one of our newest sponsors of the program and know that its commitment to getting our youth involved in the action shooting sports is something that is you can’t put a price on,” Tammy Mowry, national director of the SASP, said.

Click HERE to read more.

SCTP and Winchester Continue Relationship in 2017

July will be here before we know it, and we’ll all be traveling to Ohio for the National Championships being held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo. We are looking for help with getting Safety Officers for the match. The National Championships will take place July 8-15, and we will have two flights of shooters going out each day except for July 16, in which we will have just one flight of shooters going out since that is the last day.

If you’re a coach of one of our SASP teams or have been a Safety Officer (SO) or Range Officer (RO) for our matches or IDPA or USPSA matches, and you would like to help us out by donating half day or more for the athletes, please contact Rick Leach (rleach@sssfonline.com) or Tammy Mowry (tmowry@sssfonline.com). We would greatly appreciate your help.

Otis Technology Renews Gold Level Sponsorship for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program

Otis Technology has once again stepped up to be a Gold Level sponsor for the 2017 National Championships that will be held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, on July 8-15.

“Otis Technology has great products and is always willing to help our athletes by making sure they receive a donation in their goody bags at the National Championships,” Rick Leach, director of development for Scholastic Action Shooting Program, said.

Heather Pleskach, associate director of marketing, said,“Otis Technology proudly continues its support of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and its dedication to proper introduction of our youth to the shooting sports through safe firearm practices.”

Walkers Supports the Scholastic Action Shooting Program

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is pleased to announce that Walkers has come on board as a Platinum sponsor.

“Walkers is an industry leader in hearing protection and enhancement and recognizes the importance of being a part of making sure America’s youth are able to be involved in the shooting sports and enjoy the great outdoors,” said Tammy Mowry, national program director for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program.

See more HERE.

Blaser USA to Partner With SCTP Again in 2017

Blaser USA, maker of fine shotguns like the F3 and now the F16, has agreed to support the Scholastic Clay Target Program yet again in 2017 as a Platinum member!

Click HERE to read more.

SCTP Announces Continued Sponsorship from SKB Shotguns

The Scholastic Clay Target Program announces its continued support from SKB Shotguns out of Omaha, Nebraska.

SKB, known for its fine side-by-side, over/under and single-barrel competitive shotguns will once again support the SCTP as a Gold Level Sponsor for 2017. SKB offers a wide variety of quality firearms that fit the competitive shooter and hunter alike.

“We are pleased to support the SCTP and its national youth program,” Rob Johansen, owner and CEO of SKB Shotguns, said. “The SCTP gives back to its teams and coaches in many ways. We are extremely happy to be part of this quality program.”

Click HERE to read more.

Zanders Sporting Goods Remains a Platinum Sponsor for SCTP

Zanders Sporting Goods agreed recently to maintain its Platinum level sponsorship of the Scholastic Clay Target Program. Zanders, located in Sparta, Illinois, is a wholesaler of firearms and other fine outdoor equipment. It is also the US importer of Nobel Sport Ammunition used by SCTP teams for the American disciplines as well as the international disciplines of the clay target sports.

“Zanders has been a longtime supporter of the SCTP and its teams,” said Michael Sutton, purchasing manager for Zanders. “We believe in what the SCTP does for the youth and the shooting sports and are very proud to be a part of their success.”

See more HERE.

SASP Coaches, We Need Your Help

Now that SASP is almost five years old, we have athletes who have graduated from high school and maybe even college, and we’d like to spotlight some of them in upcoming issues of Range Time.  Can you take a few minutes and think about your past SASP athletes and reach out to them to get their stories of what they’re doing post-SASP?

We have athletes who have gone into the military, law enforcement, medicine, etc., and we’d like to let our readers know how great our athletes are even after leaving SASP.

SCTP Virtual Match Series Registration is Open

Registration for the Virtual Match series April 24 – June 4, 2017, is now open. Teams that are currently practicing and forming can take part in our newest competitions!

See how you stack up against teams from around the country in trap and skeet!

It’s easy and fun! Get details HERE.

Wisconsin SASP Fundraising Banquet a Success

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 2nd annual SASP banquet that was hosted by the Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports SASP team.  We had great support from our sponsors, great food, lots of fun was held by all.  Thank you to our banquet sponsors:  Cabela’s – Richfield and Newman Chevrolet.  Thank you also to all of our donors; without you, we wouldn’t have had such a great event!

Register Now for the 2017 SCTP Lower Midwest Regional

Registration is open for the 2017 SCTP Lower Midwest Regional to be held at the Ellis County Sportsman Club in Waxahachie, Texas, June 10-11, 2017.

MidwayUSA Foundation team endowments will be available and team and individual awards and prizes will be presented.

Two Tri-Star Setters o/u shotguns will be given away!

This event is open to SCTP teams, which must register through the SCTP SHOT5 System.

Online registration opens May 5, 2017.

For more information, click here.

Register Now for the 2017 SCTP Great Lakes Regional Shoot

Registration is now open for the 2017 SCTP Great Lakes Regional Shoot to be held May 6-7, 2017, at th Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio. It is open to all SCTP registered varsity, junior varsity and intermediate teams.

MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding and team and individual awards and prizes will be presented.

Two TriStar Setter o/u shotguns will be given away!

For more information, click here.

All registrations are done through the SHOT system.

SASP and SCTP Scholarship Application Deadline Fast Approaching

 
Just a reminder to our high school graduating SASP and SCTP athletes.  The scholarship application submission date of April 17 is fast approaching.  If you are planning on submitting an application, please do so quickly. Click here for the scholarship application form.

Upcoming Dates & Reminders


SASP
SASP BANQUETS 
April 22; SASP National Banquet: Arizona 
July 22; SASP National Banquet: Missouri
August 26; SASP National Banquet: Ohio

SASP EVENTS AND SPORTS SHOWS    

April 27-30; NRA Show: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

SASP REGIONAL MATCHES    
May 19-21; Midwest Regional: WSRC, Sparta, IL    
June 9-11; Northwest Regional: Laramie Rifle Range; Laramie, WY    
                                                     

SASP STATE MATCHES
April 13; Oregon State Match: Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association; Bend, OR
April 29; Kentucky State Match: Blue Grass Sportsmens League, Wilmore, KY
April 29; Washington State Match: Custer Sportsmen's Club, Custer, WA 
May 5-6; Tennessee State Match: Carroll County Shooting Sports Range, Huntington, TN
May 20; Ohio State Match: Cardinal Center, Marengo, OH 
May 20; Texas State Match: Copperhead Creek, Marble Falls, TX  
June 3-4; Iowa State Match: Dragoon Chapter Izaak Walton, Ankeny, IA 
June 9-11; Wisconsin State Match: Door Country Rod & Gun Club, Sturgeon Bay, WI 
June 16-18; Michigan State Match: St. Joseph Sportsman Club, Sturgis, MI 
June 17; Indiana State Match: South Central Gun Club, Freetown, IN 
August 19; Ohio 4H State Match: Canter's Cave, Jackson, OH

SASP NATIONAL MATCHES
July 8-15; National Team Championships: Cardinal Center; Marengo, OH                                                                             


SCTP
SCTP BANQUETS           
July 10; SCTP National Banquet: Cardinal Center, Marengo, OH
Sept. 16: SCTP National Banquet: TBD, Erie, PA 

SCTP EVENTS AND SPORTS SHOWS                                   
April 27-30; NRA Convention: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA  

SCTP REGIONAL SHOOTS
April 29-30: SCTP Southeast Regional: Forest City Gun Club, Savannah, GA 

May 5-7: SCTP Great Lakes Regional: Cardinal Center, Marengo, OH        
May 19-21: SCTP Midwest Regional: WSRC, Sparta, IL 
June 3-4: SCTP Regional: MTA Homegrounds, Mason, MI   
June 10-11: SCTP Lower Midwest Regional: TX

NSSA-NSCA/SCTP TOURNAMENTS
April 25-30; World English Sporting Clays Shoot: National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX 
May 4-7; Krieghoff Masters: Forest City Gun Club, Savannah, GA                           
May 12-14; Kolar DU Tournament: Blue Rock Gun Club; North Little Rock, AR 
May 16-21; NSCA National FITASC Regional: M&M Sporting Clays, Pennsville, NJ
Aug. 3-6; Northbrook Classic: Northbrook Skeet Classic and SCTP Classic, Northbook Sports Club, Hainseville, IL 
Sept. 27- Oct. 1; NSCA SE Regional: The Fork, Norwood, NC                                           

SCTP NATIONAL SHOOTS
July 8-15; SCTP National Championships: Cardinal Center; Marengo, OH  

July 24-30; SCTP International Championships: Fort Carson,  Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 27-29; SCTP College Nationals: Cardinal Center, Marengo, OH 

SCTP STATE SHOOTS
April 15-16; FL JO/SCTP International Skeet; Silver Dollar Shooters Club: Odessa, FL
April 21-22; Alabama Junior Olympic and SCTP Championships; Hurricane Creek Clays: Vina, AL
April 29; Iowa State Collegiate Trap Championships; The Stockdale Gun Club: Ackley, IA
May 6-7; Texas State; Ellis County Sportsman Club: Waxahachi,TX
May 6-7; Minnesota SCTP State Skeet and Trap Tournament: Minneapolis Gun Club; Prior Lake, MN
May13-14; 2017 Missouri State USA Shooting Olympic Trap Championship: St. Louis Skeet & Trap; St. Louis, MO
May 20; Iowa International Trap Championship: Avad Hunt Club; Coon Rapids, IA
May 21; Iowa International Doubls Trap Championship: Avad Hunt Club; Coon Rapids, IA
May 21; Pennsylvania State Skeet Championships: Generations Skeet Club, Knox, PA
May 27-28; IA JO/SCTP Olympic Skeet: New Pioneer Gun Club; Waukee, IA
June 3; Maryland SCTP Trap Championships: Mt. Airy IWLA, Mt. Airy, MD
June 3; Oklahoma State Championships: Tulsa Gun Club, Tulsa, OK
June 3-4; WI SCTP International Trap: WTA Homegrounds; Nekoosa, WI
June 7-11; IA SCTP State Trap: ISTA Homegrounds; Cedar Falls, IA
June 10-11; WI SCTP State Skeet: Sauk Prairie Trap & Skeet; Prairie Du Sac, WI
June 10; IN SCTP State Trap Shoot: Roachdale Gun Club: Roachdale, IN
June 10; SCTP State Trap Competition: PSSA Home Grounds; Elysburg, PA
June 10; 2017 NC State SCTP Trap Championship: NC State Trap Homegrounds: Bostic, NC
June 16-18; Michigan Skeet & Sporting Clays State Championships: Detroit Gun Club, Walled Lake, MI
June 17-18; WI SCTP State Sporting Clays: Woods and Meadow; Warrens, WI
June 17; IA SCTP State Sporting Clays: Mahaska County Izaak Wlton League; Oskaloosa, IA
June 17; New York State SCTP Trap and Skeet Championships: Dewitt Fish & Game Club; Dewitt, NY
June 19; Ohio SCTP State Trapshooting Championship: The Cardinal Center; Marengo, OH
June 20-24; TNSCTP State Shoot: Nashville Gun Club; Nashville, TN
June 24; Michigan Trap State Shoot; MTA Grounds; Mason, MI
June 24-25; WI SCTP State Trap; WTA Homegrounds; Nekoosa, WI
June 24-25; IN SCTP State Skeet and Sporting Clays Shoot: Kosko Gun Club; Warsaw, IN
June 23-25; IA SCTP State Skeet; New Pioneer Gun Club; Waukee, IA
June 26; Kentucky SCTP Skeet & Sporting Clays Championship; Blue Grass Sportsman League; Wilmore, KY
June 27; Kentucky SCTP Trap Championship; Central Kentucky Gun Club; Berea, KY
 
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