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A local family was among Lincoln County Trap Team members competing in the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Tennessee State Championship held June 16-17 in Nashville.
The ATA Tournament was open to both youth and adult competitors.
Coach Mark Horton, Liz Faulkner, Garrett Rutledge and an entire family participated in the tournament with outstanding results.
One of the Lincoln County five-person team squads was composed entirely of members of the Reed family – the father and his four children, a very unusual and unique team for any trapshooting tournament.
As a squad, the family shot 794 out of 1,000 targets (200 targets each). Gabriella Reed had her best 100-target round (91 hits), her best 200 (171 hits) and her first 25 hits in a row. Katherine Reed had her best-ever 100-target round, scoring 79. Tommy Reed had his best 100-target round with an 86. Fred Reed, the father, tied his best 100-target round with a 92 and had his best 200 with a 182.
Members of the Reed family team are Rachel Reed, Katherine Reed, Gabriella Reed, Tommy Reed and Fred Reed.
Local trap team member Liz Faulkner also saw success at the ATA Tennessee State Championship, winning the Ladies Handicap Championship.
Handicap trapshooting refers to longer range shooting, which is considered more difficult than shooting from the typical 16-yard line.
Liz shot her best ever with scores of 99 and 97 out of two rounds of 100 targets each, respectively.
But, winning didn’t come easy – she had to beat a tied score with another competitor during a very tense shoot-off.
Liz will be competing at the Olympic Trials (USA Shooting) in Colorado Springs, Colo. later this summer.