Skeet shooting showdown comes to East Peoria

Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 8:33 PM CDT
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EAST PEORIA (25 News Now) - Some of the most talented sport shooters from around the Midwest gathered in East Peoria over the weekend to take part in a national competition.

The Peoria Skeet & Trap Club was one of 14 sites around the country to host the Kolar U.S. Open Skeet Championship.

47 shooters from multiple states competed using 12-, 20-, 28- and 410-gauge shotguns to shoot flying targets.

“Once you learn the physical part of it, it’s more of a mental fitness game,” committee chairman Greg Hufnagel said. “It’s a lot of camaraderie - you meet a lot of good people with similar interests, but from a lot different areas.”

Around 650 people competed in total, and all the scores from each site were entered into a database for judges in San Antonio, TX to tally up.

To learn more about the Peoria Skeet & Trap Club, visit the organization’s website at this link.

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