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Mendota Heights, MN – The USA Clay Target League, the parent organization of the USA High School Clay Target League and its state affiliates, has announced the launch of the USA College Clay Target League. The recreational clay target shooting sport program is open to all colleges nationwide, and will begin competition in Fall 2019.

We wanted to build upon the success of our highly popular high school clay target programs by offering a program for college students nationwide.” said Jim Sable, President of the USA Clay Target League. “It was a natural next step to develop the program for the tens of thousands of students that have previously participated in the high school league.

The League will offer four different clay target shooting sport “virtual” recreational leagues for students to participate in: trap shooting, skeet shooting, sporting clays, and 5-stand. Teams can compete in one or more leagues as determined by their preferred clay target sport(s).

“We have had dozens of requests to develop a college league in just the last few years as more and more of our student athletes have graduated high school and enrolled in college.” John Nelson, Vice President of the USA Clay Target League said. “Colleges recognize the great recruiting opportunity to attract students, and students want to continue enjoying the clay target sports they’ve grown up participating in.”

The USA College Clay Target League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a competition among colleges nationwide. College club teams can choose to participate in up to four different clay target shooting sport “virtual” recreational leagues. “Virtual” means that teams shoot at their local shooting range(s), submit the scores online, and then the scores are compared against all other team scores in their respective conference.

The USA College Target League® and the USA High School Clay Target League® are subdivisions of the USA Clay Target League®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is an independent provider of clay target shooting sports for secondary and postsecondary schools. The League’s priority are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.

Nationwide, over 26,000 students participate in League programs.


For more information visit http://usacollegeclaytarget.com | http://usaclaytarget.com

Contact: John Nelson at 612-490-1399 or email jnelson@usaclaytarget.com

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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