Siuslaw trap shooters excel at Nationals

Siuslaw Trap Team members Dylan Wheeler (left) and Wade Richmond (right) at the Clay Target League National Championship. Photo provided by Siuslaw Trap Team.

Members from the Siuslaw Trap Team made a strong showing at the 2023 National Championship of the USA High School Clay Target League, which was held July 5 - 9. 

Siuslaw High School Senior Wade Richmond and Freshman Dylan Wheeler qualified for the event, which had 3,000 of the nations best youth clay target shooters competing for the title. 

During Saturday’s compitition, Richmond shot 95/100 rounds, ranking him at 380 of 1,178 overall individual shooters, qualifying him for Sunday’s competition. There, he competed against 398 other qualifying shooters, ranking in 218th place at the end of the day. 

The score puts Richmond in the top 1 percent of the nation's 34,078 high school shooters, and 11 percent for all those who competed at state. 

While Wheeler missed the cutoff for Sunday’s competition, ranking 1,305 out of 1,718, the freshman’s future looks bright with his qualification in nationals as a whole.  

The team thanks R&R King Logging for sponsoring the trip. 

Detailed scores are as follows:  


Saturday Scores

95/100 rounds shot: total score for the 1st day

Rank #380/1718: overall individual shooters (males & females) 

Total score rank: #20/122, out of 122 shooters that scored a 95/100

31 reverse run score:  reverse run is how they break down a tie.

Mens scoring:

#340/1459 out of 1459 male shooters

#18/108 out 108 shooters scored a 95/100

** #25 straight = he shot 1 X 25 straight 

Sunday 2nd day

95/100 rounds shot = total score for the 2nd day

Rank #218/398: Overall individuals (males & females) 

Ranks #17/50: Out of 50 shooters who scored 95/100

25 reverse run score

**Mens division 

#200/358 out of 358 male shooters

#16/45 out of 45 male shooters scored a 95/100

** #25 straight = he shot 2 X 25 straight 


Saturday Scores

86/100 rounds shot: total score for the 1st day

Rank #1305/1718: overall individuals shooters (males & females) 

He was #15/78: out of 78 shooters that scored a 86/100

8= reverse run score. 


#1123 out 1459 male shooters

#11/68 out of 68 male shooters scored a 86/100