Trap and Skeet Finally Gets to Compete

Glendale, Md- The rain started early on Sunday, April 22 and fell steadily the whole day, but brave shooting teams from University of Pennsylvania, the United States Naval Academy, and George Mason University came to test their skills at the first “Battle of the Bay,” co-hosted by the Washington College and University of Maryland Trap and Skeet Clubs. The collegiate shoot took place at Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center and consisted of 50 rounds of trap, 50 rounds of skeet, and 50 rounds of sporting clays. Both WC and Maryland put great effort into the organization and execution of what is to become an annual shoot hosted by the two clubs.

In spite of the rain the shoot ran smoothly, and the competitors had a great time. Everyone enjoyed raffles and awards at the end of the day. George Mason University took first place for highest scoring team, followed by Navy and then University of Maryland. All teams in attendance spoke positively of their experience, and the shoot was a great success.

The next “Battle of the Bay” will be hosted in the fall semester of this coming school year.
Needless to say, members of the WC Trap and Skeet Club are excited to be stepping out into the world of competitive collegiate shooting. They hope to gain recognition from their peers as another major sports team in the WC community, and they highly encourage students to come out and experience the sport as well. Special thanks are in order to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, because without their generous grant funding, this shoot would not have been possible.

Thanks are also in order to the following WC Trap and Skeet club officers and members that made “Battle of the Bay” possible: Tyler Brice (President), Kelly Kunsch (Vice President), Amanda Kloetzli (Secretary), Jess O’Brien (Treasurer), Devin Hayward (Sgt. at Arms), Doug Pfaff (Alumni Advisor), Chris Brown, Erika Dueñas, Rebecca Fenzel, Lindsey Gagnon, Taylor Goss, Chris Grimm, Megan Homme, John Quirolo, Frankie Rauh, Ryan Smuz, Ross Sorci, and Caitlin Wolfe.

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