Southwest endures wet AIM State Shoot

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Caleb Ayer shot his way to be the AIM Sub-Jr. Champion in a field of 107 shooters. Contributed photo

Ayer shoots way to championship; Jennings brothers stand out

The Southwest Trap Team traveled once again to Linn Creek on June 26, this time for the Missouri AIM State Shoot.

Parents sat under umbrellas while the participants got soaked as they stood on the shooting line. The overcast sky and rain made shooting targets more difficult. But, that did not slow down these top notch shooters.

Case Jennings, left, and Sam Jennings, showed well at the Missouri AIM State Shoot, hitting 25, 75 and 100 straight shots. Contributed photo

Caleb Ayer shot his way to be the AIM Sub-Jr. Champion in a field of 107 shooters.

Case Jennings shot his first 25 straight and will have the traditional shooting of his hat at the next practice.

His older brother, Samuel Jennings, shot his first 75 and 100 straight. This earns him two new patches.

The Sub-Jr squad of Colten Phillips, Bailey Stephens, Alex Ramirez, Case Jennings, and Devin Hall placed 5th in the Sub-Jr. Division.

The Junior squad of Ty Howard, Olivia Ayer, Samuel Jennings, Caleb Ayer and Lilly Wolf were just shy of the medals, taking 4th in the Junior Division. 

“We’re looking forward to the Nationals in Sparta, Ill.,” said Staci Day, Southwest trap shooting coach. “These kids have so much talent. I’m confident they will do well this year.”

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