OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Midland University swept the team categories and had five individuals earn top individual honors during weekend competition at the Cowboy Shootout.
The Warriors also captured a top individual honor and a second-place finish for the team at the NCTA Clay Shoot Invitational.
The Warriors shotgun sports team hit 1,641 targets to win the team High Overall Award in the six-school event in Oklahoma City. Midland also hit 474 targets in the team skeet competition and 495 in the team trap competition, both High Overall Award winners.
Freshman Canyon Ferris won the men’s High Overall Award with 342 targets. He also finished first in men’s 5-stand with 48 and skeet doubles with 50. Senior Drew Cropper had high scores in skeet with 99 and trap with 100. Sophomore Jack Bowman of Fremont had the high in trap doubles with 49.
Junior Samantha Wagner capture high marks in trap with 96 and 5-stand with 38 in the women’s competition. Senior Alicia Dale won trap doubles with 45.
At the NCTA Clay Shoot Invitational in North Platte, Fremont native Paige Denny brought home the women’s High Overall Award for the Warriors. A sophomore, Denny had a combined score of 278 for her victory. She had 155 in sporting clays, 34 in 5-stand, and 89 in double skeet.
Overall, junior Lake Heaton led the Warriors to their second-place finish by hitting 301 targets. He was followed by freshman Billy Miller with 299, sophomore Cole Collier with 296, and senior William Faeth with 295.
“We’re still not shooting what we are capable of,” Coach Bret Erickson said. “We need some work before we get to Nationals.”
The Warriors host the Midland Ice-Out this weekend in Lincoln.