(SAN ANTONIO, TX) – All athletes, coaches action shooting enthusiasts attending the 2017 Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH are invited to attend a unique learning opportunity presented by Sig Sauer. Max will be providing shooting and coaching tips to all in attendance.
Clinic times are Thursday, July 13 at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and Friday, July 14 at 10:00 am at the action shooting range.
Max is the IPSC World Champions with six International team gold medals, a world-renowned firearms trainer and runs the Max Michel Training Academy. Max holds the current Guinness Book of World Records title for speed shooting. A former member of the Army Marksmanship Unit, Max spent ten years in the U.S. Army. Max is the only person in history to win all of the USPSA Area championships in the same season.
Watch the video of Max’s Guinness Book of World Record.
The 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships will bring together competitive shooters, ages 8 to 23, from 32 states to compete for national titles in the shotgun disciplines of American Trap, Handicap Trap, Bunker Trap, Trap Doubles, Skeet, Skeet Doubles and Sporting Clays. Pistol and rifle competitors will compete for steel shooting titles in Rimfire Pistol, Centerfire Pistol, Iron Sight Rifle and Optics Rifle divisions.
2,748 shooting sports competitors from 32 states, including 424 from Ohio, will put an estimated 1.2 million rounds down range during the eight day event
This year’s Nationals is expected to bring upwards of $16 million in economic impact to central Ohio (based on the results of a 2015 economic impact study conducted by Southwick Associates)
Women are the fastest growing segment of the shooting sports, making up 18% of the National Championship competitors (16% of SCTP shooters, 30% of SASP shooters)
SSSF has awarded $89,000 in scholarships to SCTP and SASP participants this season and over $300,000 in total scholarships since 2013
SCTP and SASP make up the largest youth shooting program in the country with over 14,800 participants in 45 states (14,775 in SCTP, 1,326 in SASP)
5.7 million clay targets were thrown during the 2016-17 season as recorded by the SSSF’s SHOT 5 team registration and event management system
1.15 million additional clay targets will be thrown during this week’s Nationals
Saturday, July 8 through Saturday, July 15, 2017
The event program with daily schedules is available for download.
Cardinal Shooting Center
616 State Route 61
Marengo, OH 43334
About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.
For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org.