HILLSDALE, Mich., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College congratulates the Chargers Shotgun Sports Team, which finished second overall at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Central Midwest Conference Championship. The Oct. 3-4 championship event consisted of 100 American trap targets, 100 American skeet targets, and 100 sporting clays targets. Hillsdale scored 1,419 out of 1,500, just 19 targets behind the winner.
"Though the Hillsdale College team of 10 shooters represented just 8 percent of the total attendance, we took the podium in every event," said sophomore Drew Lieske, a member of the Hillsdale College shotgun team. "We have such a talented group of people. It's such a remarkable feat to have a Hillsdale student finish in the top three in every event, especially considering other schools had more than 50 shooters."
In American Trap, junior Kie Kababik shot a 99 to tie for first place, finishing second after a three-way shoot-off. In American Skeet, Hillsdale took first and second with junior Jordan Hintz's 100 straight and Lieske's 99. Lieske's score of 96 in Sporting Clays secured a third place win after a shoot-off with Brady Simms of Lindenwood University. In addition, Lieske's cumulative score of 291 out of 300 was the highest overall score at the event for the second consecutive year.
The championship hosted more than 130 participants from 10 Midwest colleges.
Hillsdale College's Shotgun Team will be competing next at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in Marengo, Ohio, on Oct. 30.
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About the Hillsdale College Shotgun Team
Hillsdale College's shotgun team is a nationally recognized Division III competitive shooting sports team. The team recently won the Association of College Unions Internationals (ACUI) College Clay Targets Tournament, Hillsdale's third in four years. The team trains at Hillsdale College's John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, a 103-acre state-of-the-art shooting facility located just five miles from campus.
Please visit https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/facilities/shooting-sports-center for more information.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 2.9 million.
SOURCE Hillsdale College