Washington is overall team champ at Eastern Regional trap, skeet, sporting clays shoot

Washington College headed a field of seven schools to win the Eastern Regional trap and skeet competition Oct. 9-10 hosted by George Mason University. 

MANASSAS, Va. — Washington College is the Eastern Region champion in skeet, topping six other squads last weekend at the championship event hosted by George Mason University.

The Shoremen collectively broke 481 of 500 targets, establishing a program record.

They also had the high overall score after hitting 1,324 of 1,500 targets.

As a team Washington was the runner-up in sporting clays (387 of 500) and placed third in trap (456 of 500).

Head coach Doug Pfaff applauded the Shoremen for pushing through difficult conditions that included variable winds on Saturday morning and poor lighting and light rain on Sunday that made them "work for each bird."

"I couldn't be prouder of the team and what they have accomplished so far this year," he said.

Junior Sean Scott and sophomore Gage Williams placed first and second, respectively, in the individual skeet competition that was decided in a shoot-off after they each hit 97 of 100 targets.

Senior captain Will Sears took the individual trap title in a shoot-out after breaking 95 of 100 targets. He also was the runner-up for the high overall honors (268 of 300 total targets).

Washington sophomore Halley Donati won the HOA trophy for women, breaking 253 of 300 targets.

In addition to GMU, Washington topped West Point, University of Delaware, University of Virginia, Radford and Virginia Tech. 

In 2018 and 2019, Washington was the runner-up to Army (West Point).

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