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August Recess Shoot Draws Hundreds to the Shooting Sports

August 17, 2011 (Shooting Wire)

(Washington, DC) - More than 120 beginners and experienced sport shooters competed in a friendly competition Tuesday at the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Annual August Recess Shoot.

"We hold this event every year so that we can build interest in the shooting sports within the DC community and keep them informed on the importance of outdoor recreation to the U.S. economy and to our unique traditions," said CSF President Jeff Crane.

The August Recess Shoot brings Congressional staff together with the outdoor recreational community for a fun day out of the office with hands on experience shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays.

The beginning shooters were introduced to the sport with one-on-one lessons in firearm safety and target shooting skills from experienced instructors, while the more experienced shooters took part in the friendly competition to determine the best shot.

The top gun for the 2011 August Recess Shoot-Out was Beau Greenwood. Stephanie Myers won the top female gun competition.

The top Republican staff shooter was Keith Franks and the top Democratic staff shooter was Chase Farmer. Mark Kenny won top skeet, Graham Hill won top trap and Jordan Austin came out on top in sporting clays. The top beginners were Brandon Casey, Helen Dwight and Brian Glacken.

The 2011 Recess Shoot was sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources and ExxonMobil and supported by Anheuser-Busch, ATK, Carpenter's District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, CropLife, Ducks Unlimited, Hearing Industries Association, Ice Miller Strategies, Novartis, and Oracle.
Lance Lemmonds, Communications Manager
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
110 North Carolina Ave, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
W: 202-543-6850 ex:19
F: 202-543-6853

Uploaded: 8/17/2011