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Clay Target

A Brief History of the Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation Clay Target Team:

The Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation (STA/VIS) Clay target team began in the Spring of 2013 as the Saint Thomas Academy Trap Team. That spring, the team consisted of ten Cadets shooting trap only.  In the spring of 2016, the team invited students from Visitation to compete on that year, and we began shooting both a fall and spring season.

The spring 2017 season saw the addition of skeet and sporting clays to the competitive events team and the name was changed to the Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation Clay Target team.

Recently, team members competed in the regional tournament in Grand Island, Nebraska and the National Tournament in San Antonio, Texas. In those tournaments, team members shot: 

  • Olympic trap, Olympic skeet, American trap, American skeet and sporting clays as well as several exhibition events.

The coaching staff includes Sergeant First Class Douglas Hurd, Mr. Michael Martin, and Mr. Tom Revnew.   

Questions, or want to learn more?
Contact Moderator: Douglas Hurd

Photo of Sgt. Douglas Hurd


2020 Season Update

Due to Gov Walsh's recent guidance, the SSPRGC is closing all operations until further notice. This effectively cancels all shooting events until such a time as the world returns to "normal."  Given this, THE STA/VIS SPRING 2020 CLAY TARGET SEASON IS CANCELED! Additionally, the MNDNR firearms safety certification field day scheduled for Saturday 28 March is likewise canceled.

Families will have 2 options regarding reimbursement of activities fees.

  1. A link to an online form to be filled out if you want to be fully reimbursed for the spring 2020 season has been posted on Team Snap. The form includes your son/daughter's 1st & last name, the name you wish to have printed on the check, and a physical address you would like the check delivered to via USPS.
  2. You may not seek reimbursement and the amount you have paid will be credited to your son/daughter's next season.

We will, however, order all shooting vests & have them embroidered as indicated. USAYESS HAS NOT canceled the upper midwest regional in Grand Island, Nebraska, the national tournament in San Antonio, or the USAYESS High School Clay Target combine in Raton, New Mexico. I will keep you updated as information becomes available on these events.

Direct any questions you may have to Please stay healthy by practicing social distancing and personal hygiene guidance given. Hopefully, we will return to normal and we will resume our routines. 

Coach Hurd 

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