Currie Wins Side-by-Side Title at NSCA Championship
The National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) announced that Don Currie from Orlando, Florida, is the National Champion in Side-by-Side Shotgun after winning the event at the 23rd annual National Sporting Clays Association Championship in San Antonio, Texas.
Currie, a Master Class Competitor, Shotgun Coach and former US Army Infantry School Instructor, won the title by a margin of three targets, scoring 94 out of 100 in winds gusting to 35 mph on the day of his rotation. This was Currie’s 4th trip to nationals. Don is an NSCA and NRA certified Shotgun Instructor, instructs annually at the Orvis Wingshooting School and is an avid upland bird hunter. He has shot over 30,000 competition targets at tournaments all over the country. He regularly coaches shot gunning to individuals and groups throughout the State of Florida, is a regular columnist for Clay Shooting USA and is a NRA certified rifle instructor. He was also a US Army Infantry and Ranger School Instructor.
"It is always a thrill to compete at the Nationals, and this year the team at NSCA really outdid themselves. It was a great event, and to take home the national side-by-side shotgun title made it even more special,” said Don Currie, certified clay shooting instructor, National Sporting Clays Association.
Currie won the event with a Winchester Model 23 side-by-side, but normally shoots and endorses Blaser's over and under shotguns when competing in other events. You can find more information about Don Currie at www.doncurrie.com.
Championship participants traveled nationwide to test their shotgun skills at the National Shooting Complex and headquarters of the National Sporting Clays Association. The National Championship attracted a record 1626 competitors from 48 states and six foreign countries, with 1437 shooting in the main event.
Robert Crow, NSCA Director, said, "Congratulations to our National Sporting Clays Championship event winners who have not only demonstrated skill at sporting clays, but also have excelled at shooting the game with shotguns that present additional challenges. It requires expertise and discipline to emerge as a national champion in these categories, and the NSCA is pleased to recognize these shooters' achievements."
About National Sporting Clays Association
NSCA is the official US governing and sanctioning body for Sporting Clays. Headquartered at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, the NSCA is the world's largest Sporting Clays organization, with members in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. Currently, there are over 17,000 shooting members and over 600 member clubs. NSCA is a non-profit organization that is owned and operated by its members. Membership is
represented by an Executive Council, which employs an Executive Director to manage NSCA affairs. The NSCA is dedicated to the development of the sport at all levels of participation and vows to create an atmosphere of healthy competition and meaningful fellowship within its membership.
Shooters who wish to compete can enter sporting clays tournaments and be competitive immediately. The NSCA also offers the hunter a recreational target shooting sport that will strengthen hunting and gun safety skills and extend "hunting" seasons. Please visit our website at nssa-nsca.org for more information.