Athletes and teams representing 466 high schools from across the nation participated at the 2023 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship July 5-10. The USAHSCTL National Championship, which was held at the Michigan Trapshooting Association in Mason, Mich., included team and individual competition, awarding the top 10 male and female high school athletes and top five high school teams in the nation.
There were 240 high school teams taking part in the 2023 USAHSCTL National Team Championship. The qualifying round took place on Friday, July 7. The top 80 teams qualified to move on to the Championship round, which was held in the morning of Sunday, July 9.
On Saturday, July 8, 1,800 of the top high school athletes competed in the USAHSCTL National Individual Championship Qualifier. Of those, only 400 made it to the afternoon final the following day.
In the Sunday Team Final, Calhoun High School of Illinois took home title of National Team Champion. The victory marks Calhoun High School’s third National Team Championship title in as many years.
The Sunday Individual Final had 19 athletes shooting perfect scores at the end of regular competition, going on to compete in a grueling shoot-off, which saw recent graduate Landon Sievers from Calhoun High School of Illinois claim the Overall National Champion crown.
Audrey Gordon of Southwestern High School of Illinois was one of two women that shot perfect scores and went on to compete in the shoot-off. Gordon edged out her competition to take home the title of top woman in the nation.
See the full results of the 2023 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship at claytargetleaderboard.com.