Clay Targets

Quick links to some resources:

The National Shooting Complex in San Antonio will once again host the 2013 ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships, March 25–31.  Click here for a tentative schedule of events

Check the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target calendar of events to find both ACUI and non–ACUI events near you. If you'd like your event added to the calendar just email us the details (date, location, disciplines offered, link to the event, etc.).


This summer USA Shooting hosted shotgun, rifle, and pistol coaches to join in discussions around advancing the collegiate shooting sports. Here is a webinar recap of Collegiate Coaches Conference 2012  

ACUI Clays Team Support: 
For assistance with team development or sponsorship, Russ Arnold
For assistance with sectionals (hosting, registration, or questions), Jake Dawes
For assistance with nationals, Michelle Smith

For more information call or text 4422.ACUI.CT.

About the 45-year Long Program

The ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships program provides a quality experience for students that teaches them fair play, concentration, logic skills, and enhances interpersonal relationships. This furthers ACUI's goal of creating meaningful communities. For more than 40 years, ACUI has partnered with the host facility, sponsors, and schools from across the United States for this event. This is the only collegiate event featuring all six events: International Skeet and Trap, American Skeet and Trap, Five-Stand, and Sporting Clays.

Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and has fees associated with each event. All students are required to prove they meet eligibility requirements by submitting a form approved by the school registrar and submit a signed code of conduct. These forms are provided as part of registration.

Schools represented in the championships vary from one to 60 students. One student can proudly display their school banner at the championships even if the school does not have a recognized club or team. Coming to the shoot gives students tools to work on developing a team at their home campus, opens doors to the shooting industry for them, and provides leadership opportunities.

To get an idea of the event, please view this video. For more than 20 years, ACUI events have occurred at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, a full-service facility located 30 minutes from the airport and near shopping, restaurants, and hotels.

The 2012 program featured 535 students representing 57 schools from across the United States. This is double the number of students who participated three years ago. The majority of the participants shoot three or more events, and those who shoot in all six disciplines will then qualify for the High Overall Awards. Nearly 90 percent of students participated in American Trap, the tournament’s top event. The biggest year-on-year growth was the 24 percent jump in the number of registered events by these students.

Find out more about ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships partners.



Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2012 ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships:

Media coverage in the past has been provided by ESPN-U, ESPN2, NRA-Cam & Company, the web, and Sirius, as well as in the Shooting Sports USA magazine and The National Shooting Sports Foundation's website has both stories and videos. We've even gone viral with video on YouTube and a group on Facebook. More about our competition is viewable in this video clip from 2007 event [wav file]

Historical Results

ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championship Contact Information

Michelle Smith
Director of Meetings

Updated Feb. 9, 2014