April 3, 2018 – Schreiner University Shooting Team won the Division II National Championship on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the 50th annual ACUI Clay Target Collegiate Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. The team is under the direction of Coach Robert Davis, a certified master skeet instructor from Fredericksburg.
The Schreiner Shooting Team had 18 men and women competitors classifying them in the ACUI Division II. Schreiner athletes competed in six events shooting 600 targets over four days breaking a winning team total of 2457 of 2600 targets. Division II is a new classification for Schreiner in 2018, up from 2017 when they competed in Division III with 10 athletes. Competing with Schreiner University in the ACUI Division II were Fort Hays State University, Clemson, Martin Methodist, Jacksonville University, University of the Ozarks, University of Arizona, University of Missouri, Tarleton State University, Concordia and Texas Tech University.
The 50th Annual Clay Target Championships drew 810 competitors from 85 colleges and universities around the nation for the weeklong competition. Schreiner Shooting Sports athletes brought home several team and individual awards. Division II team awards: High Overall National Champions, the American All Around National Champions, International Skeet Team first place, Super Sporting Team first place, Sporting Clays Team first place, and American Skeet Team second place.
Schreiner athletes were on the podium for several Individual awards: International Skeet, Men’s Open Class, first place winner Remington McBee; International Skeet, A Class, third place winner Mason Wilks; American Skeet, A Class, first place winner Colton Back and third place winner Key Strickland; Super Sporting, Women’s Open Class, third place winner Melissa Barringer; Super Sporting, A Class, second place winner Colton Back; and Sporting Clays, A Class, third place winner Grady Reynolds. In the Combined Skeet category, Colt McBee won second place and his brother Remington McBee won third place. Earlier in the week Colt McBee earned a Silver Medal and a spot on the ACUI Collegiate International Skeet Team by placing second in the International Shoot Out.
An official celebration including trophy and ring ceremony is being planned for August. For more information on the Schreiner Shooting Sports Program contact Cindy Becker at CABecker@Schreiner.edu.