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Shotgun team beats JMU, UVA, Radford in home invitational

October 26, 2019  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Liberty's Carl Pongs was the overall champion, shooting an 88 out of 100 on his home range. (Photo courtesy of Liz Wesner) test test test test
Liberty's Carl Pongs was the overall champion, shooting an 88 out of 100 on his home range. (Photo courtesy of Liz Wesner)

Liberty University's shotgun team had a strong showing at Saturday's Fall Sporting Clays Invitational at the Liberty Mountain Gun Club, where the Flames welcomed teams from James Madison, Radford, and Virginia for a 100-target competition.

"The event went well and we were blessed with good weather," Liberty Head Coach Dave Hartman said.

The Flames had the top two and three of the top five overall scorers and finished first out of four teams with 404 points, edging Radford (387), UVA (303), and JMU (290).

The Flames' top five of sophomore Carl Pongs (88), junior James Bushnell (85), freshman Elijah Labrozzi (79), senior Casey Williams (77), and sophomore Jonathan Britton (75), combined to hit 404 out of a possible 500 targets.

Senior Tommy Hartman (74), junior Cade Schindel (71), sophomore Justin Johnson (69), junior Liz Wesner (67), and freshman Victoria Hendrix (65) also competed for Liberty, which had 10 of a total of 43 competitors, second only to the Highlanders' 17.

Next weekend, the Flames will send split squads to the JMU Invitational and Bob Jones Invitational Scrimmage on Saturday before returning to the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Md., to try to defend their title at the ACUI Upper East Coast Regional Championships on Nov. 9.

Shooting Links
Schedule
Results
Oct 22, 4:30 PM - Lynchburg, VA
Shooting vs. October Air Rifle Postal
Game Time
Shooting
vs. October Air Rifle Postal
Oct 22, 4:30 PM - Lynchburg, VA

Shooting
vs. October Small Bore Postal
Oct 29, 4:30 PM - Lynchburg, VA

Shooting
vs. November Air Rifle Postal
Nov 5, 4:30 PM - Lynchburg, VA

Shooting
vs. November Small Bore Postal
Nov 12, 4:30 PM - Lynchburg, VA

Shooting
at Scholastic Action Shooting (SASP) Regional Champio
Nov 14, 9:00 AM - Lynchburg, VA

Full Schedule

Mar 23
Shooting
at ACUI Shotgun Tournament
CANCELLED

Mar 20
Shooting
at NRA Intercollegiate Club Riffle Championship
CANCELLED

Mar 13
Shooting
at (SASP) Collegiate National Championship
CANCELLED

Feb 21
Shooting
at WIRC Championship
2nd place

Feb 15
Shooting
at NRA Rifle Sectionals
1st Place Finish

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