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Shooting Sports Club

Safe, responsible, challenging, rewarding

The Simpson College Shooting Sports Club provides a safe opportunity for students to participate responsibly in shooting sports. The Club is open to to Simpson College students of all experience levels, those interested in recreational shooting as well as competition. We seek to educate people on the proper  handling, care and use of a firearm, in addition to exposing participants to the shooting sports. Size, shape, gender, speed and skill are not factors in being a part of the Club. Whether you are a beginner or an Olympic hopeful, the coaching staff will work with you to hone your skills on the range and in the classroom. We strive to provide a friendly and positive atmosphere, where people with a common interest in the shooting sports can meet and share their passion.

There are two different aspects of the Shooting Sports Club - the Club itself and the Competitive Team.

Shooting Sports Club

The purpose of the Shooting Sports Club is to make available a variety of shooting venues to students attending Simpson College. The following are goals, objectives and activities for the Club.

  • Provide opportunities for participation and skill development in shooting sports.
  • Sponsor social activities for members that promote firearm responsibility and foster club and professional relationships.
  • Foster a spirit that promotes and supports shooting sports.
  • Provide an avenue through which skill acquisition in various shooting sports is taught through instruction and coaching.
  • Promote a spirit of service to others (college, community and shooting sports) through participation in volunteer projects and activities.
  • Encourage and provide a means for participation in local, state and national competitive shooting sports events.
  • Promote college participation nationwide in shooting sports.

Competitive Team

The competitive team usually consists of individual that have taken on a substantial commitment to the preservation of the Club and the development of their competitive skills. The competitive team is comprised of the top shooters from the Club team that elect to shoot at a competitive level. The competitive team roster can change weekly based on shooter availability and performance. These members are held to an elevated standard as compared to those who are Club members. These standards cover a broad area but include academics, character and responsibility.

Requirements to make the team include:

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA as required by ACUI and SCTP for national competitions.
  • Promote a spirit of service to others (college, community and shooting sports) through participation in volunteer projects and activities.
  • Participate in practice sessions two times a week.
  • Have all required equipment to adhere to team dress code, including Simpson polo, competition shirts and Simpson shooting vest.


Competition and Activities

Members of the Simpson College Shooting Sports Club participate in a variety of shooting disciplines, both recreationally and competitively. Below are examples of some of the disciplines and events the club participates in:

Singles – Doubles – Handicap
Wobble & International Bunker

American & International



Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP)

Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)

National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA)

National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA)

USA Shooting

Head Coach
Dan Martin
Head Shooting Sports Coach

Dr. Adam Brustkern
Associate Professor of Chemistry