Southwest shooters shine at competition

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Southwest's Emily Snyder won the Missouri Fall Handicap Sub-Jr. Singles championship. Contributed photo

2 Trojans finish in a 3-way tie for first

The Southwest Trap Team had two shooters finished in a three-way tie for first at Singles Championship of the Fall Handicap in Lynn Creek, Missouri's Largest trapshooting event.

Emily Snyder and Chance Black finished the shoot breaking 190 targets out of 200 to tie with another shooter from Illinois.

"All of our shooters performed extremely well with several besting their season averages," said Mike Vining, Southwest trap coach. "At a shoot of this caliber, everyone has to be on top of their game. I believe our young ones are now getting that, and it definitely showed at this shoot.

"I can't wait for the new season to begin next spring. I really think we will be a very competitive team from top to bottom and be tough to beat at next season's Missouri High School championships."

After the first round of shoot-offs, Black just missed out on moving to Round 2 and finished in third place. In the second shoot-off round, Snyder broke all 25 targets, besting the Illinois shooter by one target to win the singles championship.

"I wish to thank all of our supporters we had this past season," Vining said. "It's because of our area community's generosity toward our team that we have accomplished so much the last 15 years.

"Obviously, without them and our awesome Trap Booster Club, we would not be where we are today. Lastly, a big thank you to the Southwest Administrators for allowing these kids to compete at all the shoots we travel to. This has been a true joint effort of everyone mentioned to keep this program at a level of success rivaled by very few in Missouri and across the trapshooting world."

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