LAS VEGAS -- The National Collegiate Shooting Sports Athletic Association hosted its inaugural National Championships at the Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas on March 14-18.
The event hosted 400 athletes from 36 universities and colleges across the country.
Athletes had to pre-qualify to shoot in the contest, including American trap, American skeet, sporting clay, double trap, double skeet and super sporting.
"For our opening season, I am beyond thrilled of our teams' achievements," William Woods coach Taylor Lehman shared. "Many of our athletes shot new personal records over the week and look forward to next season. We can't thank NCSSAA enough for putting on a solid shoot for all competitors and providing a positive environment for all youth involved."
By the numbers
The Owls' Hunter Czarnecki-Ball took fourth in the trap with a score of 99; he also scored a 91 in skeet, 80 in sporting, which was good enough for a 270 overall score.
Woods' Tyler Winslett notched 240 overall points, recording a 94 in trap, 75 in skeet and 71 in sporting.
Tyklen Salmons scored 239 points overall, registering 83 in trap, 87 in skeet and 69 in sporting for the Owls.
Woods' Devin Sell recorded an 81 in trap, 81 in skeet and 55 in sporting, which was good enough for a 217 overall score.
The Owls' Emma Pyles registered an 88 in trap, 84 in skeet and 43 in sporting, which gave her a total score of 215.
Those scores by the five Owls were good enough to take 10th in Division IV with a team score of 1,181.
Heading into the next series of three events, Woods' five competitors combined for an eight-place finish with a 1,014 team score from the double trap, double skeet and super sporting.
Czarnecki-Ball scored a team-high 240 overall points in the three events. He tallied a 91 in double trap, 77 in double skeet and 72 in super sporting.
Salmons recorded 215 total points, with 72 from the double trap, 73 from double skeet and 70 from super sporting.
Following Salmons, Winslett registered 213 overall points. He notched 81 from the double trap, 66 from double skeet and 66 from super sporting.
Sell added 179 total points to the team score, with 78 from the double trap, 61 from double skeet and 40 from super sporting.
Pyles scored 66 in the double trap, 60 in double skeet and 41 in super sporting for 167 overall points.
This marks the end of William Woods' shotgun sports team's inaugural season.
"The Owls are thrilled to welcome a full squad for the fall season," William Woods Athletics mentioned in a press release.