Shotgun sports team secures 13th consecutive national championship


The shotgun sports team poses for a photo after winning their 13th straight national championship.
Photo by Ashley Swift

Phil Brahm | Lindenlink Managing Editor
April 4, 2016; 4 p.m.

Earning a 13th consecutive national championship, the Lindenwood shotgun sports team continued their long-standing success at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

Hitting 96 percent of the targets they faced, the Lions secured the title with a 68 point lead over second place Bethel University. Missouri University of Science and Technology earned third place.

At the end of the three days in the field, Lindenwood won all five of the competition’s team events. Several individuals from Lindenwood also topped the high overall standings.

Brady Simms, Chase Walter, Matthew Griffiths, James Barnard, Shawn Kemeter and Will Thomas, claimed six of the men’s top-ten spots. Morgan Mavis finished 16th in the women’s standings.

Six members of Lindenwood’s team also qualified for the National Rifle Association’s All-American First Team.