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Lead Heads shoot strong at Sparta

By on July 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Pictured is Dylan Wheeler of the Waterloo Lead Heads, who took home top high overall male honors in sporting clays at the SCTM Illinois State Shoot in Sparta. (submitted photo)

The Waterloo Lead Heads youth shooting team competed at the Scholastic Clay Target Program Illinois State Shoot June 22-24 in Sparta. 

Dylan Wheeler took home high overall male honors with a 94 out of 100 in sporting clays, earning SCTP All-State Team honors. He will represent Illinois at the SCTP Nationals July 14-21 in Marengo, Ohio.

Wheeler led the sporting clays squad with Cody Elder and Ted Valentine that captured first place in the senior varsity division in Sparta. The doubles trap squad of Valentine, Nathan Cleary, Evan Johanning, Joey Swan and Peter Vogt also took first place in the senior varsity division.

The Lead Heads singles trap squad of Vogt, Valentine, Mason Koon, Swan and Elder placed fourth in the senior varsity division with Vogt taking home sixth place. 

Pictured with Waterloo Lead Heads head coach A.J. Wessel (center), from left, are SIYSSA Hall of Fame inductees Caroline Stratman and Brittany Mehner. (submitted photo)

The singles trap squad of Joe Ballhausen, Ben Valentine, Remy Heinen, Evan Johanning, Nathan Cleary placed sixth in the open division.

The Lead Heads skeet squad of Ted Valentine, Wheeler and Swan placed sixth in the senior varsity division…>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.