The John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, is hosting the 2023 USA Shooting National Shotgun Championships May 17-28.
The annual competition will consist of skeet nationals, May 17-22, followed by trap nationals, 23-28.
The competition is also part one of the U.S. Olympic Shotgun Trials for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The match is open to all U.S. citizens who are members of USA Shooting. To become a member, visit https://members.usashooting.org/memberregistration. International competitors are only eligible to win visitor/international awards. If participation warrants an international final, it will be held after 125 targets.
International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) shooting rules and match director bulletins will govern this championship.
The new ISSF rule change, below, defining a junior will be recognized starting at the 2023 Shotgun National Championships.
Rule 188.8.131.52: Athletes will remain as Juniors until the 31st of December of the year in which they become 21 years of age. Any athlete born between the 1st of January and the 31st of December, will cease to be a Junior on the 31st of December of that year.
View the full match program here: https://usashooting.org/app/uploads/2023/02/2023-Shotgun-Nationals-Program-Final-2-21-23.pdf
The following categories are eligible for medals in both skeet and trap disciplines:
- Open Men/ Open Women
- Men Under 21/ Women Under 21
- Men Under 18/ Women Under 18
- Men Under 15/ Women Under 15
- Paralympic Trap
See below for a detailed schedule of the match.
- May 16: open training
- May 17: open training
- May 18: Pre-event training
- May 19: 75 match targets
- May 20: 50 match targets, ISSF finals (senior and international)
- May 21: 75 match targets
- May 22: 50 match targets, ISSF finals (open and junior)
- May 23: open training
- May 24: Pre-event training
- May 25: 75 match targets
- May 26: 50 match targets, ISSF finals (senior and international)
- May 27: Grand Prix Para Finals
- May 27: 75 match targets
- May 28: 50 match targets, ISSF finals (open and junior)
Housing through Hillsdale College is still available to reserve for the match: https://www.bizzflo.com/booking/classes/index.
For more information on the event, contact Brittany Nelson at Brittany.Nelson@usashooting.org.
About USA Shooting
USA Shooting, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was chartered by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the Olympic Shooting Sports in April 1995. The organization develops and implements programs to promote growth in the sport and serves as a sanctioning body for local and national competitions. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to our sport.
About the John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center
Hillsdale College has been the home of the USA Shooting National Team since 2019 and has hosted USA Shooting Junior Olympic Trap and Skeet development camps and championships. The Center boasts 113 range acres, four international skeet fields, a 22-station sporting clays course, five international bunkers, a small arms range and international archery range, nine American Trap fields, and an AcuSport lodge and grill. For more information, visit shootingsports.hillsdale.edu.