2012 ACUI International Trap Competition

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 27, 2011)

USA Shooting will host a special, by invitation only International Trap competition at the 2012 ACUI National Championships to be held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas on March 27, 2012.

The National Shooting Complex equipped and opened an International Trap field this year that will be available during the 2012 ACUI Championships. Unfortunately a single International Trap range cannot accommodate 400+ ACUI collegiate athletes in one day.

USA Shooting will invite the top 36 collegiate International Trap athletes to compete for two USAS National Development Team slots (one male and one female). The top male athlete must break a minimum of 92/100 targets and the top female athlete must break a minimum of 86/100 targets to be awarded a slot on the USAS National Development Team.

To be considered for an invitation to this special ACUI/USAS International Trap event you must compete in at least one USAS sanctioned International Trap competition on or before March 5, 2012. You can locate a sanctioned event on the USAS competition calendar.

Check the above web page throughout the school year for new sanctioned International Trap competitions. Most competitions are scheduled three months ahead. We know that International Trap bunkers are limited across the U.S., but for those who are willing to travel or lucky enough to have access to an international bunker, we strongly encourage your participation if you have a desire and motivation to be an Olympic level shotgun athlete.

How to register for this by invitation only event:

Compete in at least one USAS sanctioned International Trap competition on or before March 5, 2012. You can compete in as many sanctioned International Trap competitions as you like and your best score will be used for selection purposes. (If you have access to an International Trap bunker, please consider hosting a competition that you and others can compete in.)

After you have competed in a USAS sanctioned International Trap competition, email your name, contact information, date of the sanctioned competition, name and location of the sanctioned competition, your USAS member number and your score from this sanctioned competition to:  You must send this information Michael Theimer on or before March 5, 2012.  You must maintain your USA Shooting membership through the ACUI Championships.

On March 6, 2012, USAS will select the top 36 athletes based on scores posted from USAS sanctioned International Trap competitions. The top 36 athletes will receive an ‘invitation’ via email to compete in the special ACUI/USAS International Trap competition on or before March 9, 2012.  Please register for the competition with Michelle Smith/ACUI (  If you have any questions, feel free to contact

If your college is currently not affiliated with ACUI and would like more information on how to join ACUI, contact Michelle Smith at