Marines

AF skeet team earns world championship

23 Oct 2003 |

For the fourth time in five years, the Air Force’s skeet team proved they are the best in the military during the 2003 World Skeet Championship held here Oct. 10 to 18.

The Air Force has not enjoyed this much success since the late 1980s, according to Tom Clayton, from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., who is team captain.

Six military teams and a total of 1,042 shooters from various countries participated in the championship. Air Force Team One defeated the Navy team by 19 targets, shooting 2,705 out of 2,750 possible targets.

Air Force also hammered the competition by winning four of the six team events.

Stuart Brown from Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., led Team One with a score of 546, while Eric Worley from Peterson AFB, Colo., led Team Two with 535.

Brown was the only shooter of the tournament to hit 24 straight pairs of targets during the 410-bore event in the sudden death shoot-off. This feat earned him the competition’s “champion of champs” title.
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific