Skip To Main Content
Clay target team and alums claim honors during summer competition
Matt Wilson

The Webb School Clay Target team completed its season during the summer with 11 athletes competing in tournaments in Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio.  The team participated in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Region 2 tournament at the beginning of June in Nashville.  Later that month, the team competed in the SCTP state tournament in Nashville and shot American Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Doubles Skeet.  Several members of the team went to National SCTP tournament in July in Ohio for International Skeet.

Caiden Pyrdum ’28, Owen Aymett ’27, and Paxton McCallon ’28 brought home a trophy for 3rd place American Skeet Region 2 SCTP tournament in Nashville in their age division.

“I appreciate our athletes and how well they represent the school on and off the field,” said Matt Wilson, head coach.  “We receive many compliments from others at competitions regarding our team - from our most experienced to our newest shooters.  I want to thank everyone who has been involved this year including our athletes and their families, coaches, and supporters.”

Also in June, three athletes traveled to Michigan to compete in Olympic Skeet as part of tournament organized by USA Shooting, the national governing body for Olympic shooting sports.  Gracie Hensley ’24, and alumni, Miles Simons ’22, and Johnathon Savage ’22, shot against the best in the country and placed at the highest levels.

Notable International Skeet results from June and July competitions include the following:

·      Gracie Hensley made the USA Shooting Junior Olympic Squad with her 1st-place finish

·      Johnathon Savage made the SCTP - USA National Team with his 1st-place finish

·      Miles Simons made the USA Shooting Junior Olympic Squad with his 2nd-place finish

The team celebrated its season with an awards banquet on July 28 on campus, including a special flag dedication at the clay target complex.  The ceremony was led by Drs. Phillip Patterson and Teresa Patterson in memory of their son LCDR Alan A. Patterson ’96, for whom the complex is named.

July Banquet Recognition: 

International Skeet: Gracie Hensley ’24, Miles Simons ’22, Johnathon Savage ’22

Varsity:  Gabe Crisp ’24, Gage LeMaster ’24, Caleb Powers ’24, Austin Smith ’24

Junior Varsity:  Owen Aymett ’27, Aiden Ellis ’26, Paxton McCallon ’28, Caiden Pyrdum ’28

Team Member: Eamon Norris ’27, Aidan Walker ’28

Coach’s Award:  Austin Smith ’24

Most Improved: Aiden Ellis ’26

Joining Wilson as coaches are Tyler Lance (assistant coach), Chuck Lawson (assistant coach), Bobby Savage (associate head coach), and Rich Sebastian (assistant coach). Key volunteers during the season included Brittany Pyrdum (Uniforms), Michelle Savage (Team Operations), Johnathon Savage (Instruction), and Maria Sebastian (Webb Business Office).  The team is grateful to all of its families for their financial support.  Additional private support is received from the MidwayUSA Foundation, Tristarr-YESS, and the Patterson Clay Target Endowment.

For inquiries or more information about the team, please contact Wilson: (