Shooting sports club competes in nationals
Six students from Pratt Community College traveled to San Antonio at the end of March to compete in a national shooting competition.
The six students that represented PCC’s shooting club took 20 in the competition, out of 59 teams.
“I thought we all did well,” said Dalton Hodgkinson, sophomore from Pratt. “We all shot pretty consistent.”
While there, each student competed in six events including: American and International Trap, American and International Skeet, 5-stand and sporting clays.
The team placed 17 in both American trap and in sporting clays. No one on the team had ever competed in either of the international events.
“I really enjoyed getting to try the International Trap,” said Shane Martwick, sophomore from Ulysses. “It was a lot more realistic than the International Skeet was.”
According to co-sponsor of the event, Kurt Brehm, the group won’t start offering the International events because the Pratt facilities aren’t equipped for it.
Brehm said they picked which students competed in nationals by the student’s average through the fall and spring events.
The other students who went were: Tyler Bock freshman from Kingman, Corey Pfannenstiel freshman from Hays, Emily Poole, sophomore from Stafford and Tre Gerlache sophomore from Mulvane.
Brehm said with so many students returning next year, he has a lot of high hopes for the team.
“I would really like to find more places to compete that offer the events we don’t have here so they can practice them and become stronger shooters,” said Brehm. “We have a strong team and I would like to help them become even stronger.”