AFTON — The Southwestern Community College sports shooting team hosted their first-ever Spartan Fall Shootout on Saturday at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance Shooting Range.
Four squads from SWCC, as well as the University of Iowa squad, competed in the two trap shooting events.
Showing much improvement from their first meet of the year, the SWCC Blue squad took top honors winning first place in team single trap, scoring 461 out of 500, and team double trap scoring 395 out of 500. Their total scores also gave them first place overall.
The SWCC blue squad was comprised of Nick Howell, Heath Evans, Ben Fox, Ethan Jolliff and Trenton Cheers.
According to coach Charlie Mundy, the SWCC Blue Squad had competed earlier this season and placed fourth behind the squad from Iowa by 27 targets.
Mundy showed his excitement: “Our Blue Squad beat Iowa by 126 targets. Wow! I’m amazed at how well our team is shooting. They have come a long way since September,” Mundy said.
The SWCC Red squad, comprised of Levi Moffitt, Dylan Webb, Matt Mitchell, Morgan Knorr and Garrett Hogue, also made much improvement, taking second place in the team single trap scoring 431, third place in team doubles scoring 318, and second overall. The Hawkeye squad finished third in team single trap scoring 413 and third overall.
The SWCC White Squad also finished well, earning second place in team double trap. The squad was comprised of Billy Ellis, Colton Offield, Jordan Brand, Katie Fuller and Tyler Ford.
Several Spartans earned top honors individually as well. Evans won the single trap (96/100) and second overall. Howell won first in double trap (93/100), second in single trap (94) and first overall.
Dylan Webb grabbed third in single trap (94) and Jolliff earned second in double trap (81). Fox finished third in double trap (78) and third overall.
Photos of the competition may be seen on the SWCC page on Facebook.