Neuland Competes In Shoot-Off In American Trap After Finishing In Three Way Tie For First
GLENN DALE, Md. — The Washington College Trap And Skeet team (WCTS) finished fifth of nine teams overall at the ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships held this weekend at Prince George's Trap And Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland. Nathaniel Neuland finished in a three way tie for first place in American Trap and took home third place following a shoot-off en route to finishing 25th overall among all male competitors.
ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships
Washington College Highlights
- Neuland broke 97 out of 100 targets in American Trap to finish in a three way tie for first place. He then broke 23-of-25 targets in the ensuing shoot-off to take third place. Will Sears and Sean Scott each broke 93 targets to finish in a tie for 14th out of the 105 male competitors in the discipline. Jordan Ukishima broke 88 targets to finish in a tie for 40th, while Lanning Tyrrel broke 86 targets to finish in a tie for 54th. Camerin Caraballo broke 84 targets to finish tied for 62nd, and Charlie Wittich broke 82 targets to finish tied for 71st in the discipline. Sammy DiLoreto broke 70 targets to finish 15th among 20 female competitors in the discipline, and Emma Smith broke 63 targets to finish 17th.
- In American Skeet, Neuland broke 92 out of 100 targets, good enough to finished tied for 25th among 104 male competitors in the discipline. Tyrrel broke 89 targets, which put him in 37th, while Caraballo broke 88 targets to finish in a tie for 38th. Scott finished tied for 47th after breaking 86 targets, and Ukishima broke 83 targets to finish in a tie for 59th. Sears finished one target behind Ukishima, breaking 82 targets to finish tied for 62nd, and Wittich rounded out the male WCTS competitors by breaking 73 targets, good enough for 85th place among male competitors. On the women's side, DiLoreto broke 75 targets to finish 14th among 20 women's competitors, while Smith broke 66 targets to finish in 17th.
- Ukishima led the team in Sporting Clays, breaking 86 out of 100 targets to put him in a tie for 13th among 99 male competitors in the discipline. Caraballo broke 78 targets to finish tied for 31st, while Neuland and Sears each broke 76 targets and finished tied with each other for 40th. Scott broke 70 targets to finish tied for 58th, and Tyrrel broke 65 targets to finish in a tie for 72nd place. Wittich rounded out the WCTS male competitors in Sporting Clays by breaking 62 targets, placing him in a tie for 78th. On the women's side in Sporting Clays, Smith broke 58 targets to finish 12th out of 16 shooters, while DiLoreto broke 54 targets to finish 14th.
- In Super Sporting Clays, Sears and Caraballo led WCTS as they each broke 38 out of 56 targets to finish tied for 38th among 85 competitors in the discipline. Neuland broke 36 targets to finish in a tie for 45th, and Ukishima broke 35 targets to finish tied for 51st. Wittich and Scott each broke 30 targets to finish tied for 69th, and Tyrrel broke 29 targets to finish in a tie for 72nd. On the women's side, DiLoreto and Smith each broke 28 targets to finish tied for 13th out of 16 female competitors in the discipline.
- Neuland was the top finishing male competitor for WCTS in the High Over All (HOA) individual standings, finishing 25th out of 82 male competitors with a score of 301 across the four disciplines. Ukishima finished tied for 33rd with a score of 292, while Sears finished 36th with a score of 289, one target ahead of his teammate Caraballo, who came in 36th with 288. Scott finished tied for 44th with a score of 279, while Tyrrel finished 54th among male competitors by scoring 269. Wittich rounded out the WCTS male competitors with a score of 247, good enough for a tie for 63rd.
- DiLoreto had a total score of 227 to finish 12th out of 14 female competitors in the HOA standings, while Smith totaled 215 to finish in 13th.
- Emmanuel took home the top spot in the team standings, which are calculated by using the sum of the top five scores among each of the four disciplines. Emmanuel finished with a cumulative total of 1,649, beating out last year's winners of this event, Liberty, who finished second this year with a total of 1,606. Clemson finished third with a total of 1,587, comfortably ahead of the University of Maryland, who finished fourth with 1,499. WCTS came in fifth with a total of 1,458, finishing 38 targets ahead of the University of Tennessee who came in sixth place at 1,420. James Madison finished closely behind in seventh place with a score of 1,413, while George Mason (1,342, eighth place), and Clarkson University (1,177, ninth place) rounded out the field.
- While official team standings for the individual disciplines were not kept for this event by the ACUI, WCTS would have placed fourth in American Trap, sixth in both American Skeet and Sporting Clays, and seventh in Super Sporting Clays.
- In addition to counting towards the team and HOA competitions, the event also determines the individual classification for the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships, which will be held from March 24th-28th in San Antonio, Texas. Classifications are determined by taking the higher of each individual's scores in American Trap and American Skeet. A score of 95 or above qualifies for Open Class, 85 to 94 for A Class, 75 to 84 for B Class, and 74 or below for C Class.
- Neuland's score of 97 in American Trap qualifies him for Open Class, while Sears and Scott both qualified for A Class with their scores of 93 in American Trap. Ukishima (88 in American Trap), Tyrrel (89 in American Skeet), and Caraballo (88 in American Skeet) also qualified for A Class. Wittich (82 in American Trap) and DiLoreto (75 in American Skeet) qualified for B Class, while Smith (66 in American Skeet) qualified for C Class.