Only lightning usually stops a Clay Target competition.
Rugby on Saturday across the province meant many of our students could only compete on Sunday which was day two of the provincial championships.
Jackson Stevens in Year 10, did not play Rugby on Saturday and enjoyed near perfect conditions shooting in a squad of 54 men from across Otago, Southland and Canterbury. On Sunday additional students joined him in atrocious conditions. Nic Sim, Charlie Scurr, Ben Roy, Darrius Rogers and Shamus Young were soaked through as they persevered to shoot in stormy conditions.
Respect to Johnathon King and George Geck who gave up their Sunday to load the traps with clays for the competition when a sleep in and a warm bed would have been more desirable.
The Dunedin Club supports our school squad with Mr Bill Mc Kinley coaching our boys each Wednesday afternoon after school. Nic Sim and Jackson came away with titles. Ultimately it was Jackson's efforts across two days that secured his outstanding nine titles.
Jackson Stevens Year 10
Junior High Gun
1st Single Rise Junior
1st Junior Triples
1st Junior Single Barrel
1st C Grade Triples
1st C Grade Single Barrel
2nd C Grade Single Rise
2nd C Grade Minis
2nd C Grade Point Score
Ben Roy Year 102nd C Grade Triples
Nic Sim Year 13
1st C Grade Point Score
Pictured is Jackson at practice on Wednesday evening with his new titles evident on his shooting vest.
With better weather forecast for this weekend we are heading to Balfour on Sunday for an intercollegiate competition. This competition is part of the qualifying round for the South Island and New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships which will be held in October in Christchurch.