Friday, March 29, 2019

Head-to-head competitions: Write your story!

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Rivalry Weeks - The Story
It was a dark and stormy Monday afternoon, with winds gusting to 25 mph and blowing rain--perfect weather for the all-girls St. Mary's Mighty Turkey Trappers to take down the all-boys Memphis University School Owls for the second year in a row. It was a nail biter this year, but put another W in the St Mary's column.
 
First to the line were the JV squads who, after a very rainy competition, wound up in a tie at 115 targets each. The tie breaker--high Owls scorer vs high Turkeys scorer--was also a tie at 23 targets each. On to sudden death between two medalists where the Owls pulled out the win.
 
Turkeys 0 - Owls 1
 
Next, the varsity A squads lined up in head-to-head match play, one girl vs one guy, one box. The girls sorta like this competition. The guys sorta don't. The strong north wind and rain played havoc with the targets, but it blew the same for both shooters. The Turkeys vanquished their opponents 3-2.
 
Turkeys 1 - Owls 1
 
The B squads then competed one-on-one but the Owls easily took the day.
 
Turkeys 1 - Owls 2
 
Next came two rounds of Last Shooter Standing where the girls and guys line up together and shoot. Shooter 1 calls for the target. If they miss and shooter 2 hits it, shooter 1 is knocked out.
 
In pretty short order, all the guys were knocked out and only girls remained.
 
Turkeys 2 - Owls 2

In the second round of knockout, which would decide the match, only the Turkeys' Ashley Graflund and the Owls' Zane Sneed remained on the firing line. Neither could miss. 
 
So, they backed farther away from the targets. Still no misses. So they backed up again. And again. Until they were more than 30 feet behind the usual firing line and could back up no more. Still, neither seemed inclined to miss. It was getting late.
 
Finally, the Zane missed and Ashley broke his target with an incredible 50+ yard shot.

Turkeys 3 - Owls 2

So, for the second year in a row, Turkey Coach Boyd Wade dyed his beard blue in honor of the victory.





Athletes,

Want a head-to-head story of your own?  Get with your head coach and let them know you're interested in Rivalry Week competitions.  The deadline for your team to show interest is Monday.

From April 1 to May 19, you challenge rival teams across town--or across the state--to a friendly competition.

Travel to stare down the other team in person. Or, plan a virtual shoot to compete from the comfort of your own range.

Shoot trap, skeet, or sporting clays. Shoot 50 targets or 200. Just challenge a team, agree on the details, and shoot. Want to shoot multiple disciplines? Have two matches at the same time.

Every week, the Federation will post shoot results on the Tennessee SCTP Facebook page for everyone to see. (And let's face it, bragging rights.) We might even feature your team in the Match of the Week and give you a shout out at the State Championships.

And it won't cost anything extra.

Soon, we'll share more details about districts with your coaches and how they can start organizing head-to-head shoots with other teams.

Sincerely,
Tennessee Wildlife Federation team
M. Andrew Peercy
Tennessee SCTP Manager
(615) 353-1133 Ext. 209 
(615) 283-0627 
Taylor Martin
Program Coordinator 
(615) 353-1133 Ext. 213

J.W. Worthen
Director of Programs
(615) 353-1133 Ext. 207
(731) 988-6427

TENNESSEE WILDLIFE FEDERATION
300 Orlando Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-1133

Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program is a program of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. Founded in 1946, the Federation is one of the oldest and largest conservation nonprofits in Tennessee that champions our land, waters, and great outdoors.
 
For more information visit our website!

 
Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, 300 Orlando Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Somerville, TN Turkey Hunt



Tennessee Wildlife Federation Turkey Hunt 4/12 - 4/14
Congratulations!

You have been selected to attend the youth turkey hunt in Somerville, TN on 4/12/19 through 4/14/19. We are excited that you and your parent or guardian will be joining us for this event. 

To register and pay for the hunt, click here. Registration is open until 4/03/19. Failure to register by the deadline will result in your spot being offered to another participant.

Since you are a Tennessee SCTP athlete, be sure to use promo code "HFATURKEY19" at registration to get 20% off the cost of the youth hunt price.

Once you have registered, Cameron Mitchell will contact you to get acquainted and provide more hunt details.

Below is the Marksmanship Certification form that needs to be completed before the hunt. Please make sure to bring it with you when arriving on Friday, 4/12/19.


Please contact Cameron Mitchell or Taylor Martin with questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Tennessee Wildlife Federation Team

*To receive a refund, cancellations must be made at least seven days in advance of the event. Please contact a program staff member to request a cancellation.
*If the minimum number of participants is not reached at least seven days in advance of the event, the Federation reserves the right to cancel the event and issue refunds to those who have registered.
Cameron Mitchell
Eastern Program Manager
(423) 827-3691  
Taylor Martin
Program Coordinator 
(615) 353-1133 Ext. 213

J.W. Worthen
Director of Programs
(615) 353-1133 Ext. 207
(731) 988-6427

TENNESSEE WILDLIFE FEDERATION
300 Orlando Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-1133

Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program is a program of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. Founded in 1946, the Federation is one of the oldest and largest conservation nonprofits in Tennessee that champions our land, waters, and great outdoors.
 
For more information visit our website!

 
Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, 300 Orlando Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209