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Jerry Weaver fires at a clay pigeon during a Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Skeet Club Spring Family Fun Shoot at the air station shotgun range April 14. Weaver was the winner of the tournament with a final score of 44 targets out of 50, topping 38 other competitors.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

Competition fast, friendly at station biannual skeet shoot

18 Apr 2012 | Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

Clay pigeons were flying as more than 50 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Skeet Club members and their families attended the Spring Family Fun Skeet Shoot at the air station shotgun range Saturday.

The club hosts the biannual competition to boost morale, spirits and membership, said David L. Buland, club president.

“We are constantly looking to introduce active duty Marines and Sailors to the shooting sports,” he added.

The all-day event, centered on a shooting competition, tested shooters’ aim, anticipation and ability to make quick shot adjustments. Competition organizers allotted each competitor 50 shells, with the winner determined by how many clay pigeons the shooters took down.

Long time club member Jerry Weaver, took the tournament by downing 44 clay pigeons, beating out 38 other competitors.

After the tournament, shooters and their families were able to focus less on aim and more on amusement during a fun shoot, which was followed up by a free buffet barbeque to top off the day’s festivities.

“This event provides a good chance for all club members and their families to come together and build camaraderie in the organization,” said Jared M. Sberal, an active duty Marine and member of the skeet club.

“This promotes the club and benefits all in attendance.”

The club has grown a lot over the last few years with membership now exceeding 250 members, growing much like the sport itself, said Buland.

“We are proud to say we have had some great participation from all our members both old and new,” said Buland.

If interested in becoming a member of the Cherry Point Skeet Club or to schedule a group function with the skeet club, call 617-2678 or email labman1@live.com.


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