For the third time in as many years, the Martin Methodist Clay Target team has claimed the national championship at the Scholastic Clay Target National Tournament.


The RedHawks won their third title last weekend at the 2018 Scholastic Clay Target College National Championships at the Cardinal Center Shooting Complex in Marengo, Ohio.


The RedHawks won the High Overall Team Championship with 2,876 targets out of 3,000 attempts. The RedHawks finished three shots better than Lindenwood University for their third title in the last three seasons. This year’s result was an improvement upon the last two titles, which saw the RedHawks connect on 2,857 targets in 2016 and 2,853 targets last fall.


Sophomore Eli Christman finished third in Men’s High Overall with a score of 579/600.


Sophomore Emma Williams took runner-up honors in Women’s High Overall with a score of 553, one target shy of a tie for first. Junior transfer Maddy Bernau finished third overall with a score of 551.
As a team, the RedHawks finished first overall in Skeet with a score of 981/1000. Eli Christman led the field with a 199/200.


The RedHawks finished second overall in Sporting category with 918/1000. Christman led the field with a 193/200. Jordan Osborne took runner-up honors with a score of 173/200, while Maddy Bernau finished third with a total of 170/200.

The RedHawks finished second overall in Trap with a score of 977/1000. Willams finished in first place with a score of 193/200, while Stephanie Gutierrez finished runner-up with a score of 193/200.


The RedHawks finished first overall in 5-Stand with a score of 219/250. Freshman Lonnie Dillard III posted a first-place score of 48/50, while sophomore transfer Austin Carleton posted a runner-up score of 47/50.


Finally, the RedHawks took home first place honors in Bunker Trap, with Bernau, Williams and Caleb Lindsey finishing first and tied for second, respectively.