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Club Profile: The Trap and Skeet Club at WC

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April 09, 2009
Volume 81, Issue 22



April 9, 2009


By Matt Eglsesder

It has been a very good year for the Washington College Trap and Skeet Club. The club seeks to provide its members with a safe and fun environment in which to experience shooting sports. The club primarily shoots skeet, trap, and sporting clays. The club has held over 15 shooting events this year.

Shooting with the club enables you to experience a wide range of shooting sports. “Without the club I doubt that I ever would have gotten to shoot so much or to shoot in as wide a variety of events as I have”, said sophomore Nick Gaeto. “It has been a lot of fun and I hope to continue shooting for the rest of my life.”

During the first semester of this year, the club participated in an intercollegiate skeet and trap competition put on by George Mason University. The competitors included teams from West Point, the Naval Academy, Yale, George Mason University, and Vermont University. More recently, the club, along with the Recreation Department, sponsored a weekend trip to Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. The attending members had the opportunity to shoot over 250 targets of sporting clays, and received instruction from a professional sporting clays instructor.

“The trip was a lot of fun and a great opportunity for members to shoot in a different area and experience different styles of shooting”, said club president Matt Eglseder. “We would like to thank the Recreation Department for sponsoring this trip.”

The club hopes to feature more competition shoots and similar weekend trips in years to come.

The club welcomes shooters with all levels of experience. Some members have shot since elementary school, while other members, such as sophomore Hannah Glassman, had not picked up a shotgun prior to joining the club. Glassman said, “Even though I just started shooting trap and skeet this past fall, I’ve had a great experience with it. The process of learning the proper technique and developing the mental focus to actually shoot the clays is what I love about it.”

The senior members offer help and assistance to the newer shooters, and along with range masters at the various ranges instruct new members in safety protocols and shooting techniques. If you are interested in joining the club, or have any questions, please contact Matt Eglseder at meglseder2@washcoll.edu.


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