Rams Nitro Trap & Skeet Club continues to perform well

Rams Nitro Trap & Skeet Club

Ram Nitro Trap & Skeet Club recently went on the road at the end of March to compete in a Trap shooting match at St. Joe County Conservation Club, and after spring break, the Rams visited Gun River Conservation Club in Plainwell on April 22nd to take on the Fudd Dusters. The Fudd Dusters have shooters from several school districts in SW Michigan.

The St. Joseph County Conservation Club had quality Trap fields that the Rams quickly found to their liking. The Top 5 Ram shooters turned in a score of 440/500 while St. Joseph’s top 5 delivered a combined score of 365/500. The Rams scoring was highlighted by Adam Parker with a 96/100 day, followed by Matt Freeman (90/100) and Chris Freeman (89/100).

At Gun River against the Fudd Dusters, sunny skies and perfect shooting conditions greeted the teams as they prepared to depart on the Sporting Clays Course. In Sporting Clays, the shooters walk a wooded trail while engaging 50 targets presented in simulated hunting conditions at various angles and speeds. It is a stimulating, challenging experience, one that can quickly hook many shooters on the mix of fresh air, fast targets and challenging shots. The Rams top 3 shooters were 104/150 with the Fudd Dusters at 72/150. Top shooters for the Rams were Matt Freeman (37/50), Chris Freeman (37/50), and Collin Pickerd (30/50).

The top 3-Ram shooters in Skeet had 136/150 to the Fudd Dusters 104/150. Top shooters for the Rams were Chris Freeman (50/50), Adam Parker (43/50), and Matt Freeman (43/50). Chris not only shot his first perfect score of 25, he proceeded to string two complete lines together for a perfect score of 50. RAM assistant coach Gordon Pickard noted that he was “very happy with the team’s performance and proud of the conduct of the entire team at the event”. Gordon was scoring the final event as Chris methodically worked his way around the stations, breaking every moving target presented. As the 50th target vaporized at the fast moving low house number 8, Gordon pumped his fist and congratulated his team on their accomplishments. It was a great day for both teams, hosted by a terrific club at Gun River. It was a perfect day for a shoot, and the Gun River Club welcomed the teams and provided lunch for all the shooters.

On May 6th, Ram Nitro will be sending two team members to compete in Bunker Trap in the Junior Olympics at Hillsdale College. The top finishers will be extended invitations to train with USA Shooting at the U.S. Olympic Center.

Next up for the Rams is a home shoot on May 7th when Harper Creek visits for a 100-target Trap event, followed by the Orange Crusher at Kent League in Ada on May 13th.

RAM Nitro is open to boys & girls grades 7-12, and there is also a college level division. Signups for 2018 will be held in January 2018. For information, contact RamNitroInfo.org or Facebook at