(March 19-25) SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting campus community through its programs and services. ACUI has historically offered sports not previously administered by the NJCAA or other organizations. With 50 years of competitive shotgun sports history at ACUI, the program has grown from 200 to 1,000 athletes at the national championship and for years has hosted sectional-like competitions across the country.
The 2023 ACUI National Championships took place from March 19th through 25th in San Antonio, and the Cowboys came ready to compete. In Div. 4, the team placed 1st in Skeet, Double Skeet, Super Shooting, and 2nd in Sporting Clays, Trap, and Double Trap. These results were good enough to name the team the ACUI Div. 5 National Champions!
Members of the team also earned the following individual accolades:
Open Class – Top 50: Dawson Arnett
Class A – 5th Place: Adam Jones, Top 15: Tommy Thew & Wayne Gleese; Top 50: Trent Downey & Tad Dean
Class A – Top 50: Tad Dean, Wayne Gleese, & Adam Jones
Class B – Top 50: Tommy Thew & Bjorn Genty
Class A – Top 15: Budgie Cameron
Class B – Top 50: Wayne Gleese, Adam Jones, Chaney DuBois, & Bjorn Genty
Open Class – Top 50: Braden Chambers
Class A – 5th Place: Trent Downey
Top 50 – Adam Jones and Budgie Cameron
Class B – 5th Place: Tommy Thew; Top 50: Bjorn Genty
Class A- Top 15 Adam Jones; Top 50 Wayne Gleese, Tad Dean, Trent Downey, Tommy Thew, & Chaney DuBois
Class A – Top 15: Trent Downey & Budgie Cameron
Class B – 1st place: Adam Jones; Top 50: Chaney DuBois, Wayne Gleese, & Bjorn Genty
Class C – Top 10: Tad Dean; Top 50: Tommy Thew
To keep up with Connors State Shotgun Sports, follow their page on Facebook. For more information about the 2023 ACUI National Championships, check out their website at https://www.acui.org/claytargets.