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PCA Shotgun Team places first in second qualifier of the season
Shooters achieve personal best scores at Rivers Glenn Junior Shootout
L-r: Landyn Fries and Rans McCall award for 1st place JV Super Sporting squad (not pictured Harrison Cleary)
L-r: Landyn Fries and Rans McCall award for 1st place JV Super Sporting squad (not pictured Harrison Cleary)

On September 23, 2023, the Pinewood Christian Academy (PCA) Shotgun Team traveled to Rocky Ford to compete in their second qualifier of the season, at Baygall. Out of the six teams vying for the win, Pinewood came in 1st with a score of 859, 44 birds over 2nd place, which was a tie between Robert Toombs Christian Academy and Bulloch Academy.

CA’s Top 5 shooters on the weekend were:

(1) Landyn Fries (177/200)

(2) Abi Pazderski (174/200)

(3) CJ Strickland (172/200)

(4) Rans McCall (171/200)

(5) Bryson Dutton & Ethan Stavriotis tied for 5th with (165/200)

PCA Shotgun Team participated in the Rivers & Glenn Junior Shootout, on October 7 and 8, at Forest City Gun Club in Savannah. This tournament is a little different than the normal qualifiers, because anyone still in school (middle school thru college) are allowed to compete. Rather than being ranked as a team, the majority of the awards that are earned are done so individually or with a three- or five-man squad. Several shooters achieved their personal best scores to date, several shot perfect rounds of skeet and trap, and several also made the podium. Sophomore Landyn Fries had a spectacular day, winning the Ladies HOA (High Over All) award as well as being PCA’s Top Shooter. Below are all of the podium appearances that were made by Pinewood’s team:

Landyn Fries:

Ladies HOA

3rd Place Ladies Junior Varsity Trap

1st Place Ladies Junior Varsity Sporting Clays

1st Place Ladies Junior Varsity Skeet

1st Place Ladies Junior Varsity Super Sporting

CJ Strickland:

4th Place Varsity Super Sporting

Rans McCall:

2nd Place Junior Varsity Super Sporting

Emily Stidams:

3rd Place Ladies Varsity Super Sporting

Abi Pazderski:

3rd Place Ladies Varsity Skeet

4th Place Ladies Varsity Super Sporting

1st Place JV Super Sporting Squad: Landyn Fries, Rans McCall, and Harrison Cleary

2nd Place JV Trap Squad: Wyatt Dasher, Ethan Stavriotis, Landyn Fries, Harrison Cleary, and Bryson Dutton

3rd Place Upper Middle School Trap Squad: Tavern McCall, Gannon Williford, JP Conner, Will Durham, and Jacob Stavriotis

PCA’s Top 5 Shooters:

Landyn Fries 329/350

CJ Strickland 325/350

Bryson Dutton 309/350

Harrison Cleary 303/350

Chris Driggers 298/350