Saturday, December 2, 2023

Carroll Clay Team Captain Competes Nationally


Nicholas Godfrey competed in the 2017 World Skeet Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio against over 700 shooters from around the world.

The top AAA and AA shooters were in attendance competing in the final and largest tournament of the year. Nicholas has been a member of the Carroll Clay Target Team for the past three years and October 2017 marked the conclusion of his second year participating at the national level. This was the 12th national tournament Nicholas participated in for 2017.

20 Gauge Event
Nicholas shot a perfect 100 out of 100, ranked 5th in class and 8th overall.

28 Gauge Event
Nicholas shot a 99 out of 100, ranked 12th in class and 15th overall.

410 Gauge Event
Nicholas shot a 99 out of 100, ranked 8th in class and 11th overall.

HOA Event (Total Overall Score)
Nicholas shot a 445 out of 450, ranked 11th in class and 14th overall

Nicholas will be competing with the Carroll Clay Target Team on November 11th when the entire Dragon team starts the 2017-2018 competition. The Dragons will be shooting a trap tournament at the Ft. Worth Trap and Skeet Club.

Carroll Target Team Produces Best Performance of Year

team picThe Carroll Target Program just completed what can only be described as its best competition performance this year.   

The JV 5-man squads won first place gold medals in all three events, sporting clays, skeet and trap The JV gold medal skeet team scored 55 more points over rival Allen Eagles with a top score of 410/500.

Bennett Gall 87 led the winning JV team followed by Spencer Fairchild 86, Andrew Patterson 84, Cameron Switzer 81 and Alex Shockley 72.

The Dragons dominated the JV sporting clays field, scoring almost 50 points over rival Elm Fork Select Shooting Team and over one hundred points over Allen, posting our top score of 427/500.

Top shooter Cameron Switzer led the 5-man squad with a score of 90/100, followed by Gunner Perkins 87, Bennett Gall 86, Spencer Fairchild 83 and Alex Shockley 81.

Gunner Perkins led the JV trap team squad with a score of 95/100, followed by Andrew Patterson 90, Cameron Switzer 78, Bennett Gall 73 and Spencer Fairchild 67. 

In addition to JV 5-man squad gold medals, JV shooter Gunner Perkins won individual first place gold in the JV wobble trap event with a score of 46/50, and JV International Skeet, scoring 30/50. In addition, he earned JV High Over All or HOA.

The Varsity season high skeet score total of 456 consisted of Justin Lee 99/100, Nicholas Godfrey 96, Sam Persi 89, Connor Radeloff 87 and Austin Mossberg 85.

Individually, Nicholas Godfrey turned a 97/100 sporting clays score into a first-place gold finish. Not to be outdone, Justin Lee scored a near perfect 99/100 in Varsity skeet to earn first place gold as well. Austin Mossberg secured third place Varsity individual in International Skeet, scoring 29/50. The Regional 2 day shoot at Waco Gun Club will be held Saturday, May 14.