Bald Knob Bulldogs lead the pack in AYSSP regional qualifier

Bald Knob Bulldogs lead the pack in AYSSP regional qualifier

JACKSONVILLE (AGFC) – Shooting sports run deep in Bald Knob, as many witnessed during Friday and Saturday's regional qualifier of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program. Bald Knob took first place in the junior division Friday, and backed it up with first- and second-place finishes in Saturday's senior round.

Five-person squads compete during each AYSSP event, with each junior high division athlete shooting at 25 clays and each senior high division athlete shooting at 50 clays.

"We had some great weather and great shooting at the event," said Chuck Woodson, AYSSP coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "Everything ran like a finely tuned machine, thanks to the professionalism of the student athletes and their coaches. The staff all had comments on how well the shoot went."

Bald Knob will advance five squads to the AYSSP State Championship, June 3-4: three squads in the junior division and two senior-division squads. Five Bulldogs also will participate in the Champion of Champions event at the state competition. Parker Hepner, Tanner Meachum, Hunter Throckmorton, Chase Martin and Clayton Collins all shot perfect scores of 50 during Saturday's qualifier. Roe Reynolds from Quitman shot a perfect 50 as well. Friday's only perfect shooter was Dalton Rowe from Bergman, who shot 25 for 25.

To learn more about AYSSP or to become a coach, visit or contact Chuck Woodson at 501-230-4738.

Junior High Division North Regional Qualifiers:

Bald Knob Bulldogs/BK Bulldogs Blue – 112

Southside FFA/Orange Crush – 109

Faulkner County 4H/Raising the Bar – 108

Rose Bud Sharp Shooters/Rebel Blasters 1 – 107

Bergman Panther Trap/Gold – 106

Beebe Blasters/Little Maverick – 104

Mt. Home Bombers/Jr. Bomb Squad – 104

White County Central Bears/Cubs – 102

Salem/Salem 3 – 99

Viola AYSSP/X-Men Jr 1 – 99

Faulkner County 4H/Break It We Will – 96

Bald Knob Bulldogs/BK Bulldogs Grey – 92

MVE Claybusters/Pull Bang Dang – 95

Cave City Sharp Shooters/Claybusters – 94

Bald Knob Bulldogs/BK Bulldogs White – 92 1

Melbourne Trap/Jr. Busters – 90

Senior High Division North Regional Qualifiers:

Bald Knob Bulldogs/Bulldogs Sr. 1 – 244

Bald Knob Bulldogs/Bulldogs Sr. 2 – 242

Quitman/Quitman A – 233

Marshall Trap Team/Sr. High Team 1 – 228

Cave City Sharpshooters/Claybreakers – 227

Beebe Blasters/Maverick – 227

Cave City Sharpshooters/Duck Commanders – 225

Faulkner County 4H/Making it Happen – 224

Southside FFA/Gunslingers – 223

Viola AYSSP/X-Men Sr. 1 – 222

MVE Claybusters/Pigeon Pounders – 222

Rose Bud Sharp Shooters/Bringing Heat – 221

Calico Rock Pirates/Pirates Red – 220

Clinton FFA/The Trap Machine – 218

Wampus Cat Trap/Wampus Cat Blue – 218

Salem/Salem 1 – 217