Almost 300 student-athletes in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Clay Target League kicked off their 2019 campaign as they took to their local range to start the season. The MCAC Clay Target competition is an initiative made possible through collaboration with the USA Clay Target League, the leading independent provider of clay target shooting sports for secondary and postsecondary schools.
The 12 teams across the MCAC completed their 'Reserve Week' scoring recently; the 'Reserve Week' scores are uploaded and recorded through USA Clay Target True Team scoring to provide a back-up score in the event that a student-athlete or team is unable to complete their weekly match-up later in the regular season. The 'Reserve Week' scores also offer coaches and participants a first-look at how the top teams and individuals may stack up over the season.
Go to this link for some of the top Reserve Week performances, including several strong outings listed in the 25-straight and one 50-straight categories, also found at: http://mcac.claytargetscoring.com/standings/straightclub
Two Divisions - Red and Blue - comprise the MCAC Clay Target league this year. With the addition of three colleges; Alexandria Technical & Community College, Ridgewater College and North Dakota State College of Science, MCAC squads are grouped into one of two six-team Divisions. Learn More about the divisions here; or go to this link: http://mcac.claytargetscoring.com/teamlist
Colleges with a roster size of 23 athletes to 45 athletes are in the Red Division this year; Alexandria Technical & Community College, Southwest Technical College; Lake Superior College; Ridgewater College; NDSCS and Vermilion Community College.
Schools with a roster size under 23 are found in the Blue Division. They include Northland Community & Technical College; Lake Region State College; Itasca Community College; Minnesota West Community & Technical College; Pine Technical & Community College and Hibbing Community College.
In addition to the twelve varsity programs noted above, at least two other community colleges in Minnesota are fielding club teams this fall; Minnesota State College-Southeast, with campuses in Red Wing and Winona and MCAC member Central Lakes College both have active club squads on campus in 2019.
Teams will continue to compete weekly, as they march toward the 2019 MCAC Clay Target Fall Championship, held in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on Tuesday, October 15.
Registration for the Fall Championships is currently open and all student-athletes and participating varsity programs are eligible to compete. New this year, the Fall Championships will feature Novice, Junior Varsity & Varsity levels of recognition.
Clay Target is the fastest growing sport in the upper Midwest and around the county. The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is proud to be the first varsity, two-year college athletic Conference to provide a platform for Clay Target teams and coaches.
Read more about USA Clay Target and the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Clay Target League at the following links:
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.
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