MCC Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual Shooting Clay Tournament
Published on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Thirteen teams comprised of 52 shooters headed down to Ellerbe on a gorgeous fall day for the MCC Foundation’s fourth annual Shooting Clay Tournament. DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports hosted the competition which featured 14 shooting stations with two shooting boxes at each station. The course, over a mile long, winds through wooded areas, fields and duck pond habitats. The annual contest also offers a flurry shoot, where all team members aim at clays released simultaneously from DeWitt’s state-of-the-art automated traps.
“This event is one of our favorites, and is becoming very popular. We had 13 teams participate this year, our highest count yet,” explains Korrie Ervin, MCC’s Director of Resource Development. “The weather is always spectacular this time of year, and it is so wonderful to reconnect with the companies, friends and employees who support the College.”
First place honors belong to the D.R. Reynolds, Incorporated team from Star. Finishing second were the gentlemen from Troy Lumber Company in Troy.
In addition to the 52 shooting participants, over 20 of MCC’s gunsmithing students and faculty were in attendance as range guides and volunteers.
The annual event raised in excess of $4,700 with proceeds being split between the MCC Foundation the Gunsmithing Club to support student attendance at the annual SHOT Show in January 2023.
MCC’s Gunsmithing Program has dramatically expanded and improved its facilities, equipment, and courses to meet national student demand. These changes have made it possible to train significantly more students and further improve the quality of the training. While there was once a wait list as long as three years, MCC Gunsmithing is now accepting applications for the spring 2023 semester.