The second Mizzou Trap Academy was held July 19-22 with 20 participants from across Missouri and as far away as Tennessee and Arkansas. The academy emphasizes skills that will improve shooting including focus, concentration, goal setting, leadership, and stress management and is sponsored by the University of Missouri Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; School of Natural Resources; College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and the Midway USA Foundation.
Shooters were selected from a large pool of sophomore and junior rising high school students. During the three-day academy, participants shot more than 10,000 rounds of trap, skeet, sporting clays, and handicapped trap at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports in Columbia, Mo.
While staying on the Mizzou campus, all were provided information on attending college and ultimately pursuing competitive shooting at the collegiate level.
Students participating were Dillon Glenn, Bethany, Mo.; Travis Hutson, Cabool, Mo.; Jacob McMillen and John Clayton Robinson, Center, Mo.; Tanner Marble, Edina, Mo.; Autumn Wilson, Fair Grove, Mo.; Jacob Fox, Greenville, Mo.; Parker West, Hallsville, Mo.; Zane Meador, Laddonia, Mo.; Colton Bamert, O’Fallon, Mo.; Cody Hale and Austin Walker, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Justin Britt, Dalton Fisher, Kolbe Posten, Frankie Urbas, and Hunter Weller, Richland, Mo.; Ali Shewey, Skidmore, Mo.; Bodie Cotter, Henderson, Ark.; and Hadley Allison, Memphis, Tenn.