Local Youth Sure Shot at State Championship
Lewis County Trap Team
July 9, 2020
The Lewis County Trap team travelled to Nashville during the week of June 29 thru July 2, 2020 to compete in the 2020 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program's (TNSCTP) State Championship in three main shotgun shooting disciplines at the Nashville Gun Club.
Lewis County had 15 shooters compete this season. Shooters for the State Championship Tournament were (Varsity) Tori Walton and Daniel Burcham, (Junior Varsity) Chase Carroll, (Intermediate Advanced) Zoie Clark, Trasey Lindsey, Clay Bean, Mason Owen, Nathaniel Caamal, Mahaley Bean, and Ryan Tanner, (Intermediate Entry) Emery Norris, Sydney Owen, and Xavier Shook, and (Rookie) Eli Best and Kyden Kilpatrick.
Lewis County Trap had a great showing in the tournament with a number of shooters placing. In Sporting Clays, Zoie Clark placed fifth in Ladies Intermediate Advanced. In Skeet, Zoie Clark placed fourth in Ladies Intermediate Advanced.
In Trap, Clay Bean placed fourth in Men's Intermediate Advanced, Zoie Clark placed second in Ladies Intermediate Advanced, Emery Norris placed third in Ladies Intermediate Entry, and the team of Trasey Lindsey, Mason Owen, Clay Bean, Zoie Clark, Nathaniel Caamal, and Ryan Tanner were first place State Champions in Intermediate Advanced Team Squad.
"Our numbers were down amid the Corona pandemic, but so were the numbers of other teams," Head Coach Adam Clark commented. The State Tournament meet was an opportunity for the Lewis County Trap Team to build on success of the Regionals, and the team had to deal with some difficult shooting conditions while in Nashville. "We had to shoot through a torrential downpour, and deal with extreme high heat and humidity, but our kids performed at a really high level this year. I am really proud of my kids this year and the way they performed amid such adversity," Clark continued.
"I want to congratulate and thank the lone Senior, Tori Walton, for her hard work and dedication to our program over the last several years. Tori was instrumental in helping to organize so many things, especially with the high schoolers, and will be sorely missed. She has an open invitation to shoot with the team any time," Clark concluded.