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Southwestern shooting team opens season

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 12:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 1:05 a.m. CDT
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Southwestern Community College shooting team member Nick Howell takes aim during competition last weekend in Seasboro. Howell finished seventh in double trap, seventh in skeet and 10th in individual scoring, while helping the Spartans' number one team finish fourth.

SEASBORO — The Spartan Sports Shooting team had its first taste of competition on Saturday, September 21. Three squads, comprised of 15 team members, traveled to the Big Springs Shooting Complex in Searsboro for the 2nd Annual Iowa Storm Invitational.

The number one Spartan squad, made up of Nick Howell, Ethan Jolliff, Trenton Cheers, Matt Mitchell, and Ben Fox, finished with a score of 615. This put them in fourth place out of nine squads, behind Midland University (738), University of Iowa (642), and Iowa State University (625).

SWCC’s first-year team then branched out into some of the other competitions on the day, scoring some notable placements.

Dylan Webb took first place in the Scholastic Pistol Competition shooting 15 targets in 2.28 seconds. Ethan Joliff took fifth place in Trap with a score of 47 out of 50 targets. Levi Moffitt took eighth place in Skeet with a score of 19 out of 25 targets. Nick Howell finished seventh in double trap, seventh in skeet, and 10th overall in individual scoring.

The Spartans return to action at the Cyclone Classic at the Pioneer Gun Club in Waukee on Oct. 12-13.

(Story courtesy Southwestern Community College Athletics.)

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