Westwood trap finishes third in nation

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Westwood trap team

Members of the Westwood trap shooting team competing in the 2013 A.I.M. national championship are, from left, Dillon Tosh, Stephen Sullivan, Carlos Naranjo, Colter Smith, Spencer Peterson and Grant Chambers. (Photo provided)

milton stanley bylineCompeting this month in the AIM National Championships in Sparta, Ill., the Westwood Middle School trap shooting team finished third in the nation in the sub-junior class.

“They shot some good scores and felt good about the whole event,” coach Marty Smith said. “The team always shows up determined, and they never give up until it is all over. This attitude really paid off on this event.”

AIM (Academics, Integrity, Marksmanship) is a youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. The AIM championships were the last event of the 2012-13 year. Three of the Westwood shooters have now moved on to the Coffee County Central High School Claybusters trap team.

The Westwood shooting team is open to all Manchester City School students and home school students in fifth through eighth grades. Anyone interested in joining the team this year may find information sheets in the school offices.

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