Women's Clay Target Team
We are excited to announce a Charger Women’s Clay Target Team beginning in the spring of 2022! Over the years, the Charger Clay Target team has had several female shooters participate successfully in our co-ed team, but we want to create more opportunities for women in athletics! As part of this exciting launch, we will be adding an additional coach to the Clay Target Team Staff! If you are interested in joining the Charger Clay Target Team, please Email Mia Hillebrand: Womens Clay Target Coach.
Southwest Tech has completed season four of the Clay Target Team. The team was made up of 27 members during the 2019/2020 season and won many awards in the Minnesota Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) and USA College Clay Target League during the Fall of 2019. The team placed second during the conference season with the high individual male. The team also competed in the USA College Clay Target League being crowned team champion and having the two high individuals. The team will continue to compete with the MCAC and the USA Clay Target League. The team’s home club is the Muscoda Sportsman’s Club and competes virtually on Wednesday evenings along with face-to-face competitions. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the “Recruit Me” form on the website.
The team competes in the USA Clay Target League, with practices and competitions each Thursday during the semester. They finished in fourth place during the regular season, an impressive effort against a 14-team field. Caitlyn Blume, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, was the top female competitor.
After a top tier finish during the regular season, the Southwest Tech Clay Target Team bested the competition during last week’s USA Clay Target League Championship. Shelby Bedward, Boscobel, Wisconsin, finished in third place – JV (female). As a team, Southwest Tech struck 481 out of 500 targets during the championship. The championship team score consists of the top five competitors. The team competed at the Muscoda Sportsman’s Club, their home club. All scores were then submitted and ranked against the competitors.
Meet the Coaches
Mia Hillebrand Mia Hillebrand is one of the trapshooting coaches on campus. She has been trapshooting since the age of 11 years old with her family at the local trap shooting club and it has become one of her favorite sports to participate in. Mia participated on the River Valley Trap Shooting team for 4 years in High School and served her Senior year as the female team captain.
She recently graduated from Southwest Tech from the Agriculture Business & Technology - Animal Science Program and was an active participant on the SWTC Clay Target Team. She is now currently a State DATCP Meat Inspector in Southwestern Wisconsin. She is excited to help recruit and grow the SWTC Clay Target Team.
Matt Schneider is an Advisor and one of the trapshooting coaches on campus. Matt started trapshooting when he was 12 years old and it has become a lifelong sport and passion. Matt is a lifetime member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) and has registered 35,000 targets. He has competed and won awards at state trapshoot tournaments in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado, and Illinois.
Matt is a certified shotgun instructor through the NRA and ATA. He has served as the state director for the ATA’s AIM program and Scholastic Clay Target Program. He is also currently serving as the state director for the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League.
Dan Imhoff is the Director of Facilities and one of the trapshooting coaches on campus. Dan is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He is responsible for the care, maintenance, construction, remodeling, as well as the safety and security of all College buildings, furnishing, and grounds. Dan also serves as the chairperson of the college's Safety Committee and Behavioral Intervention Team. He is excited to help the Southwest Tech trap team grow in its second year.
Dan is an ATA member, certified shotgun instructor through the NRA, a certified Range Safety Officer, and serving as the state director of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League.