Hillsdale College Shotgun Team Scores Highest Over All at Division III Collegiate Championship, Nearly Sweeps Event
Team brings home 7th national title
Hillsdale, Mich. — Hillsdale College’s shotgun team brought home its 7th Division III national championship title from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas, on March 25-27. The team won the coveted Highest Overall (HOA) Team award, breaking the most targets across all disciplines throughout the competition.
“Nobody could have worked harder than we did,” said Jordan Hintz, head coach of the Hillsdale College shotgun team. “Everyone showed up when it mattered most. Even on the sporting clays course, which was far more difficult this year, we kept our composure and made every target count.”
The 10-person team posted a total score of 1350/1500 and nearly swept the event in Division III, the largest division represented at the competition. Awards and scores posted include:
- American Trap Team Champions, 491/500
- American Skeet Team Champions, 487/500
- Sporting Clays Team Runner-Up, 372/500
Sophomore Woodrow Glazer won the individual men’s American Trap competition with a perfect 100/100. He is the second Hillsdale Charger to win an individual event national title.
Freshman Jessica Strasser finished second in individual women’s American Trap with 100/100.
The team also took the top prize in the Super Sporting side event, which did not count toward the team’s HOA score, with 425/500, beating University of Texas by a single target.
This year, the Division III championship hosted 16 teams. Hillsdale College topped teams such as Kansas State, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, and Liberty University.
About the Hillsdale College Shotgun team
Hillsdale College’s shotgun team is a nationally recognized Division III competitive shooting sports team. The team trains at Hillsdale College’s John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, home of USA Shooting.