Nestled among the foothills of Mount Rainier, you’ll find the scenic town of Eatonville, Washington. The population is almost 3,000 strong, with some of the best sharpshooters in the state. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Shotgun fans can book Olympic Shotgun Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
The Upper Nisqually Sportsman Club has become another home for Eatonville High School students, Dylan Corey and Chace Loudin. They contested in the Washington State 4-H shooting championships. After shooting rifles for 5 years, both boys switched to shotguns, where the contest in skeet, trap and sporting clay.
“When you are challenging, and you see all the other shooters on the line, your heart is racing. You really do not want to miss any birds, you really get attentive and your blood starts running,” said Chace.
I like the attractiveness, lots of good shooters that you go up in contradiction of, and they always make you be on top of your game to win. It is a lot of fun to shoot with friends. Come out here, have fun, and it is also rewarding to watch the target break when you hit it. At the public championships, Dylan was in a position to bring home the title.
It was worrying because you’re going up against people you have never seen, so you do not know if they are good or not. And then you get up to the line, and it is you against yourself at that point and your nerves are running, which makes it even harder. Chace completes the 5th and both capable to compete at the national championships in Nebraska.
But the tension did not seem to bother Dylan. He shot a faultless round of trap and skeet. At the end of the day, he took 198 shots and hit 160 targets. He won the state championship by fair one clay pigeon. It was great placing 5th in State. I totally did not expect that during my first year of a shotgun.
“It was an excessive feeling. I knew I was near the top, but to hear my name called in front of everyone, was a great feeling,” Dylan said.
Coach Stan Hudson said skeet shooting is about much more than good aim. It is not only training the kids how to be good marksman; it is more than that. It’s about duty and it’s about safety. Safety with firearms of any kind and it is about respect. Respect for the firearm and the sport.
Hudson told the 4-H shooting teaches his students valuable life lessons and helps them connect with nature. In just over a year, the Tokyo Olympic gets underway in Tokyo. Skeet shooting has been an Olympic event since 1968, and now Dylan and Chace are taking aim at representing their country on a global rule.