Wicksburg High Skeet Shooting team heads to world championship

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FORT RUCKER, Ala. (WTVY) - Pieces of clay were flying all over Fort Rucker Thursday night as the Wicksburg High School skeet shooting team practiced for the world championship.

"We started out in a cow pasture with a manual skeet thrower and we just kind of migrated to here and upgraded the shooting area," said Wicksburg High School Skeet Team Member Trevor Woodham.

Trevor Woodham and the rest of the Wicksburg High School skeet shooting team have come a long way in the three years since it got started - from a cow pasture to the world stage.

"We've competed in at least six different NSSA competitions which qualifies us for the world shoot," said WHS Skeet Shooting Team Member Dustin Woodham.

The team had a difficult time finding other high schools teams to compete against locally, but they traveled around and matched up against people of all ages to keep moving on.

In about a week, the team will be heading to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina for the world competition.

"Our team is in a squad of five, and there are eight stations on a skeet field,” said WHS Skeet Shooting Team Member Joanna Woodham. “They start at station one, and it moves around the field. At each station they have a set of shots they have to do, a high house, a low house and doubles."

During the practice, Trevor managed to make it to the final shot of a perfect round, 25 consecutive clays shattered.

"What do you think about for your last shot, what's going through your head?,” WTVY asked Woodham.

“The Cheers theme song," said Woodham.

Trevor came up one short of a perfect game, which means he'll just have to save it for the world competition.

"When you get there and you shatter it, let me tell you, it's the best thing in the world,” said Dustin Woodham. “It's awesome."

The Wicksburg High School skeet shooting team will head to world's in Fort Bragg on Wednesday.



 
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