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Pioneer Sportsman Club competes at Nationals in San Antonio
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Members of the UWPlatteville Pioneer Sportsman Club are (from left) Alex Ghouse, Lexi Fladseth, Jkenneth King, Tyler Helker, Dan Dombrowski, Nate McDonald, Nate Bahr and Katelyn Heermans pose for a photo at the recent ACUI International Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Tex.

SAN ANTONIO — Severnal members from the UW–Platteville Pioneer Sportsman’s Club recentlly traveld to the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas to compete in  the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) Clay Target Championships.  

Among those who went to compete were: 

Club secretary Nate McDonald (soph.) from Somers, Wisconsin pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.

Vice president Dietric De Jager (sr.) from Friesland, who will graduate with a degree in dairy science and an agricultural business minor.

Karlie Klas (fr.) from Potosi and pursing a degree in agricultural education. 

Treasurer Alex Ghouse (jr.) from Waukesha who is pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering.

Nationals Event Coordinator Tyler Buchanan (sr.) from East Troy, who is pursuing his degree in Civil Engineering

Jkenneth King (sr.) from Fond du Lac, who is graduating with his degree in business administration

Chair of Trap and Skeet Nate Bahr (fr.) from Wauwatosa, who is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering

Sarah Schmitz (sr.)  from Pittsville, who is pursuing her degree in manufacturing technology management 

Lexi Fladseth (fr.)  from Benton, who is pursuing her degree in forensic investigation. 

Club Public Relations Coordinator Tyler Helker (soph.) from North Prairie, Wisconsin, who is pursuing his degree in building construction management 

Club President Dan Dombrowski (jr.) from Muskego, who is pursuing his degree in occupational safety management.

Ty Lane (sr.) from Burlington, a mechanical engineering major.

Sara Skloss from Mukwonago, a engineering physics major.

The Pioneers competed in American Trap, International Trap, American Skeet, International Skeet, Super Sporting Clays, and Sporting Clays 

The top five shooters for American Trap posted were McDonald (100), King (97) Joshua Check (95), De Jager (95), Schmitz (92). 

McDonald earned himself a spot in the American Trap shoot off by posting a perfect 100 where he competed against five other collegiate shooters from Lindenwood University, Midland University, and Iowa Central. McDonald is placed fifth for American Trap. 

“We went down to nationals this year with a very young team and I don’t think anyone is disappointed with the results we came home with,” said Dombrowski.

Club Vice President Dietric De Jager won the NRA Shoot Off for International Skeet and was awarded a $500 Scholarship.

5.11 Tactical donated over $2,000 of range bags to the UW–Platteville club, which provided an opportunity for organization and solidarity as a team. The Pioneer Sportsman’s Club thanks 5.11 Tactical for the support and donation.