Local Town of Wheatland resident Jim Waterman won the 2017 Super Veteran Class National Championship for Sporting Clays sanctioned by the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). Sporting Clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting of all shotgun sports with origins dating back to England in the early 1900s. Today, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants and even rabbits. Six different sizes of clay targets give the participant the experience of actual hunting conditions. The Sporting Clays National Championship is the culmination of a year long series of competitive events.
Jim has been a resident in the Town of Wheatland for more than 20 years, is a member and Director of the Rochester Brooks International Trap and Skeet Club located in Rush, New York. Jim is a certified Level I NSCA instructor and he provides shotgun shooting lessons for those interested in competitive shooting as well as for those looking to improve their hunting success. As a 2017 National Sporting Clays Champion, Jim has been named to the 2018 USA Sporting Clays Team and will be competing in the upcoming World Championships in England. Please be sure to join us in congratulating Jim on this fantastic accomplishment!