Texas A&M: Texas A&M Trap And Skeet Club Wins National Championship


The Texas A&M University Trap and Skeet Club won the 2021 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target championship recently and outlasted 49 schools at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.

The Aggies finished with an overall 1414 score, topping Schreiner University (1406), Lindenwood University (1380), and Bethel University (1266) in the division-one tier of the four- division championship format.

“Being one of the only non-scholarship programs in Division I, this title was huge for us,” said Greg Garrett, president of Texas A&M Trap and Skeet. “We won the Division II title in 2016 and decided to step up to Division 1 in 2017. Due to COVID-19, we faced many challenges including limited practices and competition, but stayed focused and did not give up, which helped as we claimed the title.”

Eight Aggies were named to the NRA All-American Team, including Hunter Eitze, Greg Garrett, Dominic Gross, Cliff Seibert, Meagan Harrington, Tanner Taylor, Blake Bajjali and Trent Allen.

Harrington, from Corpus Christi, won the ACUI Women’s National Champion for the second consecutive year and bested a field of 112 in the Women’s Combined American Events + Sport Clay competition. She finished the event with a 276 score.

The Aggies are coached by the staff at Boswell Porter 4-H Range in Caldwell, Texas, while Keith Joseph, sports club director, serves as the student organization club primary advisor, and Jessica Konetski is the secondary advisor.

Individual results:

Bennet Gall, 1st place, Sporting 429

Blake Bajjali, 2nd place, Trap 493

Camryn Craven, 2nd place, Skeet 492

Meagan Harrington, 2021 Women’s National Champion 276

Trent Allen, 3rd place, Trap

Meagan Harrington, 2nd place, Women’s Sporting Clays

Tanner Taylor, 3rd place, Open Sporting Clays

The Top 3 finishes out of 545 shooters were:

Tanner Taylor, 3rd overall finish 284

Greg Garrett, 4th overall finish 283

Trent Allen, 5th overall finish 282

The Texas A&M Trap & Skeet Club’s primary purpose is to promote shotgun-shooting sports, foster responsible gun safety and range etiquette and teach shotgun-shooting skills. Formed in 1971, the club has been dedicated to bringing Aggies together to enjoy clay target shooting sports.

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