LA GRANDE, Ore. – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) Eastern Oregon University Trapshooters walked away with a first place finish at the ACUI / SCTP West Coast Conference Championship on Jan. 22 after traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete against six other universities. The Eastern Oregon students are now the 2023 West Coast Conference Champions.
After scores were tallied, it was discovered that the EOU team had tied with Arizona State University, it was a nail biting finish as EOU’s Elias Tollefson hit a pair to win the shoot-off for the Mountaineers.
“It was a little more stressful than I wanted,” Coach John Shorts noted about the ending. “They all stepped up, we had a total of 16 shooters, and brought home 12 event medals.”
There were a total of seven universities in attendance at the event including Arizona State, Fresno State, Colorado State, Fort Hayes, US Air Force Academy, and Missouri Science and Tech.
EOU is getting ready for its next competition against Boise State in February and then the Collegiate National Championships in San Antonio in March.
The EOU Women’s Team had the following individuals medal:
Doubles Trap: Kailee Mansveld 2nd Place and Elizabeth Zamora 3rd
Doubles Skeet: Savannah Shorts 3rd
Trap: Savannah Shorts 3rd
Skeet: Savannah Shorts 3rd
Sporting Clays: Emilee Freeman 3rd
Super Sporting: Emilee Freeman 3rd
Men’s Team results:
Doubles Trap: Joe Mundy 2nd Schuyler Hornung 3rd
Doubles Skeet: Elias Tollefson 1st
Skeet: Elias Tollefson 3rd
Super Sporting: Elias Tollefson 1st