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Carty places first in speed shooting nationals

July 31, 2015
Traer Star-Clipper

After winning the state competition in May, 14 year old Megan Carty of Dysart, IA became the top female speed shooting student athlete in the country at the National Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) Championship in Sparta, Illinois last weekend (July 18). Where fractions of a second count, Megan accurately shot 80 steel targets in only 48.58 seconds, placing her first in the "Junior (ages 12-16) Rimfire" division. She also beat the times of all "Senior (ages 17-20) female athletes as well as both male and female collegiate level athletes at the competition. Megan was also selected to the "2015 SSSF-NRA All Scholastic Team" for her excellence in shooting and academics.

Megan is a member of the Steel Shooters of Traer team; formed in 2014 under the guidance of NRA-Certified Coach Pete Holden. Other members of the team also had notable performances at nationals. In squads of four, the team brought home both 4th and 8th places in the "Senior Rimfire" division.

The SSSF is the leader in youth development shooting sports programs. Using a combination of education and athletics, they work to enhance the growth and personal development of student athletes throughout the nation. In all training, practice and competitions, they strive to instill in athletes a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership.

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Pictured are (top row, L to R): Coach Mike Calderwood, Kory Sederburg, Abe Snyder, Jacob Lowe, Cole Moody, Megan Carty, Certified Coach Pete Holden. Front row: Brian Stewart, Tenner Calderwood, Clayton Sienknecht, Jacob Snyder, Kayla Vavroch, Spencer Larsen. Absent: Matt Whannel.



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