As 2019 draws to a close, Thunder Radio Sports looks back at some of the highlights of the calendar year for each of the more than 40 prep teams we follow and report on. Today we look back at the year for the Coffee County Claybusters. Fielding arguably the most successful youth teams in this area for the last decade, the Claybusters continued to add to their trophy case in 2019. The Claybusters added another National Championship trophy to the trophy case at the Aim Grand Championship in Sparta, Illinois. Thunder Radio reported on the Claybusters success at the AIM Grand Championships in a story we brought to you on August 1st.
The most successful prep sports team in Southern Middle Tennessee added another national title to their championship pedigree. The Coffee County Claybusters earned a team title and a pair of Top 3 finishes on Tuesday in the American Trapshooting Association(ATA) AIM Grand American World Trapshooting Championships in Illinois. All 3 teams and 3 individuals competed in the AIM Singles Championship shooting 100 targets a day on Monday and 100 more on Tuesday.
The Claybusters Team #1 captured the Junior Division national title as they shattered 972 targets out of 1000. Leading the Juniors was Hayden Jacobs who shot 197 clays. Colter Smith was right behind him with 196. Tucker Carlton shot 195, Victoria Majors shattered 193 and Cheyenne Martin finished with 191 as each shooter had at least 2 perfect 25 rounds.
Claybusters Team #2 finished in 2nd place in the Sub-Junior Division Class AA with a final score of 952. Team #2 was led by twin brothers Landon and Logan Meadows who each dropped 194 clays. Garrett Taylor was right on their heels after shooting 192 clays. Riley Bellomy shot 188 and Emma Mathews dropped 184.
Claybusters Team #3 claimed 3rd place in the Sub-Junior Division Class A with a final score of 922. Team #3 was led by Jonah Wyatt who shot 194 targets. Brayden Davenport dumped 191 and Aubrey Payne shattered 186. Xavier Bartley scored 176 hits while Dylan Hickerson scored 175.
Individually, Alexus Stacey shot a 179 as a Junior Class B shooter. Jacob Anderson had a 171 as a Pre-Sub Junior Class A shooter and Emily Deford shot 163 in the Junior Division Class D.