The Lincoln County Trap Team competed at the 2018 Academics, Integrity, and Marksmanship (AIM) Youth Trapshooting National Championship held July 28-31 at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill.

Over 1,500 shooters from around the nation competed in the trapshooting events. The team competed as a Junior Gold Class B squad this year. Two members of the team brought home individual awards. Michael Sisk won Junior AA Singles Champion and Junior 28 Gauge Event Champion. Alex Tanner won Junior Gold 28 Gauge Event Champion and also shot a perfect 100 out of 100 on the first day of the singles event. Peyton Hargrave and Brandon Sisk each shot their personal best individual scores in the singles event.

Any youth (boy or girl) who would like to try trap shooting should call Coach Mark Horton at (931) 703-3478 or Coach Kevin Tanner at (931) 993-8868. No previous trapshooting experience is required. The team is currently building a new local practice field. AIM, which stands for “Academics, Integrity and Marksmanship,” is the official youth program of the American Trapshooting Association.

The team would like to express appreciation to the following 2018 team sponsors who enabled the team to compete at the State and the National Championship:

Gold Sponsors: Craig Game Preserve, Hargrave Construction, Kelly Transport and The Outpost Armory.

Silver Sponsors: Barnes Electric, Edwards & Hammons Heating & Air, Hardin Homebuilders, Higgins Funeral Home, Howard Bentley Buick GMC Inc., Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and R&S Properties.

Bronze Sponsors: Adjustable Floor Support, Bank of Lincoln County, Brady Tile & Marble, Boondoogle Jack Firearms, Carter’s Drugstore, CB&S Bank, C&L Small Engine, Elk Valley Times, Farm Bureau Insurance, Farrar Tire TN LLC, Fayetteville Elks Lodge #1792, Fayetteville Lumber & Supply, First National Bank, Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home, Gatlin Plumbing & Electric, Henley Supply Network, Jeans Lawn & Landscapers, Inc., Landers McLarty Toyota, Local Peoples Gas, Mirage Pools, Marvin’s Family Restaurant, Moon Lawn Care, Pendergrass Supply & Rentals, State Farm Bureau, and Tate Farms Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins.

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