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Clay Target Team wins second consecutive national championship title

The two-time Association of College Unions International Collegiate Clay Target National Championship standing together. The team won four of the six categories they participated in.

The Georgia Southern Clay Target Team won the 2022 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target National Championship.

The team of 10 shooters competed in San Antonio, Texas, March 24-26, to reclaim the crown they won last year. The team won four of the six categories in which it participated. Georgia Southern conquered the American Skeet competition after a perfect display from Ross Wilson who hit 100 out of 100 targets, as well as the other four in the category hitting no less than 97. 

The team was one point shy of winning a fifth category, which would have been the American Trap Team competition.

They also dominated the Division 3 overall rankings among 27 other schools. The team moved up from Division 4 after winning in that group last year.

The championship-winning team was led by alumnus Marty Fischer (‘75), the volunteer head coach. 

“These students are really talented,” Fischer said. “The team is  a lot more impressive than people realize. We’ve got a very special group of kids.”

Fischer has seen the team explode with success in its short history. The team was formed in 2020 and is considered a club sport for the University. In their field of play, they compete among SEC and ACC schools. But even their scores don’t compare to the homegrown talent Georgia Southern recruits for their squad.

The team is made up of Douglas Williams (senior), Chet Thompson (junior), Andrew Cohen (sophomore), Neal Sellers (sophomore), Tate Skipper (sophomore), Andrew Weiche (sophomore), Landon DeLoach (freshman), Callen Walker (freshman), Ross Wilson (freshman) and Taylor Wray (freshman).

The ACUI has been governing this competition and other clay target competitions for more than 50 years and have seen the tournament grow to more than 100 universities participating every year.

Competitors lining up their shots. Many of Georgia Southern’s shooters only missed a few of the 100 targets they were given.


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