JUNIOR DIVISION FIRST PLACE. THe Nashville Scrapper Holy Trap team includes (from left) AYSSP Coordinator Chuck Woodson, Brayden Fritts, Joey Scroggins, Eli Howard, Jade Rosenbaum, Barrett Jackson and Coach Patrick Lamb. (AGFC photo)
JACKSONVILLE – The first week of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regional finals is now in the books. More 230 teams competed in this week’s AYSSP south regional tournament.
The Nashville Scrapper Holy Trap team won the junior division and the Genoa Central Dragons Team 1 won the senior division. The regional tournament was held May 1-2 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation firing range at Jacksonville.
Members of the Nashville Scrapper Holy Trap team include Brayden Fritts, Joey Scroggins, Eli Howard, Jade Rosenbaum, Barrett Jackson and Coach Patrick Lamb.
Three more regional tournaments will be held in the coming weeks, followed by the state finals June 5-6 at Jacksonville. The top 16 teams from each region will compete in the state finals. During competition, junior high teams shoot 125 rounds and the senior high teams shoot 250 rounds.
During the junior competition, Tyler LyBrand of the Caddo Hill Indians, Cade Harris of the Fouke Junior Trap Shooting team, Joey Scroggins of Scrapper Holy Trap and Tyler Caples from the White Hall Trap team each shot a perfect score of 25. All of the competitors will be competing for the State Champion of Champion title during the state competition.
The Nashville High School team, Scrapper Trap Smokin’ Aces, placed fourth in the senior division.
The AYSSP is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program that encourages youth to learn to shoot shotguns safely while enjoying the outdoors.