Published: Aug. 7, 2018

MSU shooting sports club brings home two national championships

Contact(s): Michael Galella The Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center office: (517) 884-0550 cell: (810) 623-0633

The 2018 SCTP American Disciplines National Tournament is in the books and six members of the MSU shooting sports club’s competitive squad dominated the competition.

MSUSSC team members Nicholas Ostrander, Brett Belrose, Noah Roth, Michael Stewart, Jr., Ryan Grunzweig and Marilla Marks competed in the July 14-21 annual event at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio.

In the collegiate division the MSUSSC squad of Belrose, Ostrander and Stewart took top honors in American skeet with an impressive performance scoring 592 out of 600 targets attempted. This score is 30 targets above the closest squad. Belrose also earned individual silver for a score of 199 out of 200, followed by Stewart who took bronze with a score of 197 out of 200.

In the sporting clays event, the squad of Ostrander, Belrose and Roth won a decisive victory with a squad score of 533 out of 600 targets attempted on some challenging layouts with uncooperative weather.

The MSUSSC competitive shotgun team is only two years old, but has made its presence known. The team is happy to send graduating senior Nick Ostrander off to graduate school toting two national championships.

MSUSSC is optimistic about building on these championships as they prepare for College Nationals this fall. The incoming freshman team members are rich in talent, and all but one team member from last year will be returning.

“This is a great moment for the team and the program. All members of the team performed well and represented the university and the club with both honor to the game and poise in the face of adversity,” said Matthew Gay, head shotgun coach.