The McCutcheon High School Trap Team was organized last year (2016-2017). Our members are registered in ATA, AIM and SCTP, and pay for all expenses including all shells for practice and meets, registration fees for competitions, and practice fees to cover clay targets from the Linden Conservation Club in Romney where they practice. They provide their own safety gear for practice and meets. We compete against other high schools as well as club teams at various locations in and out of the state. Parents (or kids) cover the travel expenses to meets.
At the beginning of the 2017-2018 season (Sept 16th) we competed in the first annual Indiana High School State Trap Meet. The 6 boys involved had an incredible shoot with three of the five team members shooting personal bests. Their practice and persistence throughout the year was rewarded with the first ever “Indiana State High School Trap Team Championship”. Two of the boys placed in the top four individuals in state as well. We plan to successfully defend our title this year as all members are returning.
Our success has sparked the interest of kids, parents, faculty and administrators. We have grown to 15 regular members. We have a diverse group from, experienced trap shooters, hunters with no trap experience and novice, never before shooters. We also have a couple female members. A few of the kids do not even have guns and borrow from teammates. At an early shoot this year one of the members from the state champion team recorded his first perfect 100 out of 100.
Our goal is to develop a safe and excellent shooting sports program available to all levels of participants.