July 24, 2014 / Colville, WA - The USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS) National Championships took place June 27 to 29, 2014 at the National Shooting Complex (NSC) in San Antonio, TX.
USAYESS had middle school, junior high school, and high school shooters from as far away as Alaska that competed in American Trap, American Skeet, and Sporting Clays.
USAYESS awarded $2,000 in endowment money for each participating team. USAYESS also gave out endowment funds for High Overall ($15,000), Runner-Up ($10,000), third place ($8,000) fourth place ($6,000), and fifth place ($4,000). There was a "just for fun" bunker competition that also paid $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. In all, a total of $93,000.00 was deposited into team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation from the National Championships. USAYESS has given over $400,000.00 to youth shooting teams so far in 2014. The endowment program is made possible by the MidwayUSA Foundation and the personal generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield.
Gold Medal Team Colville Shooting Stars FFA from Colville Washington
Dustin Durpos, Howie Kubik (Head Coach) Makaylyn Thompson, Devin Mitchell, Jeremiah McFarland, Jonas Mebes, Bryce Smoldon, Aiden Huggins
High-Over-All Team winners were; Gold - Colville Shooting Stars FFA (WA), Silver - Victoria 4-H Hot Shots (TX), and Bronze - Allen Eagle Competitive Shooting (TX). In the High-Over-All Men's individual division; Gold - Tyler Trinastich (TX), Silver - Blayne Scallon (TX), and Bronze - Jeremiah McFarland. (WA). In the High-Over-All Ladies individual division; Gold - Melissa Berringer (TX), Silver - Rachel Berringer (TX), and Bronze - Abigal Denmark (WA). The complete results can be found on I Clays at the following link http://www.iclays.com/scores/scores3106-23528.html
Mike Borg the Executive Director of USAYESS and the national event organizer and shoot manager stated, "This was a great event and everyone had a great time. Royce, Pete, Barney, Amber, and the rest of the NSC staff did an outstanding job of keeping all events on time and well organized. We look forward to returning to the NSC in June of 2015 for this annual event."
Sponsors of the event were MidwayUSA Foundation, White Flyer Targets, Savage Arms, and Blaser USA. The Association of College Unions International and the Nevada Youth Education in Shooting Sports Foundation supplied support and organizational staff for the event.
For more information, please contact Mike Borg, Executive Director and CEO, at 812.245.8058 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Russ Arnold Shooting Sports Consulting at 817.690.6194 or email@example.com
USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports is a 501 C3 that is dedicated to growing youth shooting teams. USAYESS believes that today's youth are the future of the shooting industry and it is important that young adults, and their families, develop an understanding of their responsibility to the future of shooting sports and the outdoors. USAYESS provides events which showcase safety and outdoor activities in a fun filled family atmosphere. USAYESS has partnerships with key conservation groups, local, state, regional and national youth and colligate shooting organizations, as well as industry leaders to help accomplish the program goals. For more information about USAYESS events visit www.usayess.org.