PROVO, UT – The Provo Gun Club was bustling with activity as adults and youth shooters from Utah and Idaho competed in the annual Browning All-Disciplines Challenge in partnership this year with Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS). The All-Disciplines Challenge is an annual event that challenges shooters in each of the disciplines Provo Gun Club has to offer: American Trap Singles, American Trap Doubles, American Trap Handicap, American Skeet, 5-Stand, and Sporting Clays. Shooters compete against one another for awards and trophies.
This event is generally run in a single day and usually draws anywhere between 30-60 participants. By partnering with UTYESS, Provo Gun Club was able to take advantage of some of the scoring and unique advertising tools offered used by UTYESS. As a result, this year’s event saw more shooters than in year past, with a turnout of 116 participants; double the size of the event in past years.
“Provo Gun Club is somewhat unique in what it can offer to shotgun shooters in the state of Utah,” explains Brian Beard, President, UTYESS. “They have the ability to run each discipline simultaneously. Most gun clubs use overlay fields to maximize what they can offer. Skeet fields might be shared with the same space as their Trap fields or 5-Stand fields. At Provo Gun Club, each discipline has its own space. You also get a unique terrain at Provo Gun Club that makes for a unique and challenging Sporting Clays course.”
With the UTYESS partnership, more youth shooters participated this year than in previous years; many were on the 2020 UTYESS State Team. The youth shooters put up a good battle, and several went home with trophies. Grayson Stuart from the Riverton Shooting Club won the high youth prize and went home with a 55” 4K television donated by UTYESS. Grayson also took second place in American Trap Doubles. Brody Drury from Skyline X won high score in American Trap Handicap. Trayton Cox from Trigger Therapy took second place in Sporting Clays.
Browning also donated a Silver Automatic 12-gauge shotgun that was awarded by draw score. Once the score was randomly determined, the shooters with that score, and one directly above and below, were entered into a drawing. The gun was won by Hazen Adams, a youth shooter from Cache Valley Crushers.
Richard Nielson, Head Coach for Trigger Therapy, explains “An in-depth analysis of the score sheets shows an amazing underlying story. The youth shooters did really well. Several State team members participated. They finished at or near the top in all the events. Grayson Stuart, Brody Drury, and Trayton Cox are names that will become well known in the youth shooting leagues for the next couple of years. These youth make coaching fun for us old guys who also love the shooting sports.”
Several adults won trophies as well. The high shooter overall was Thayne Delange; second place was James Moody. American Trap Singles resulted in a 16-way tie. Lance Fisher won American Trap Doubles. Second Place American Trap Handicap went to Brent Peterson. 5-Stand was won by Nick Watkins, with Steven Delange and Trent Dansie tying for second place. Skeet went to Steve Crossland with second place resulting in a 6-way tie. Corey Hardman took top honors for Sporting Clay.
“We are proud to be able to host the Browning All-Disciplines Challenge,” said Michael Scott, President, Provo Gun Club. “This event is a great way to showcase what Provo Gun Club has to offer. All of the shooters had a great time, and we hope we see them come back for future events or to practice. We also thank UTYESS for assisting us in throwing this event and for their efforts in furthering youth shotgun shooting sports in our area.”
About Provo Gun Club
The Provo Gun Club is a club that was built by shooters and is operated by volunteers. We try to create a FUN legal place to shoot your shotgun. You will not find a more inviting and helpful group of shooters in Utah. We strive to keep costs down, equipment well maintained, and activity level high. Come try your skills out here and see what sport you are good at. Is it skeet or trap? If you need instruction, we will gladly show you the ropes so don't shy away if you are a novice or first-time shooter! The club does not require membership to shoot...but strongly encourages it. Members are afforded monthly news of upcoming shoots, better pricing, and more affiliation with other great shooters. For more information on Provo Gun Club, visit provogunclubs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports
Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in Utah about wildlife conservation and firearm safety and promoting youth shooting sports on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Utah. Our purpose is to provide training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Utah, with the goal of developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, respect, personal discipline, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, and sportsmanship through regular practice and competition at local, state, and national events. For more information on UTYESS or to find a team near you, visit www.utyess.org.