Kory Constantine will compete for Oregon shotgun team

Kory Constantine of the Clatsop Claybusters will compete with the Oregon national shotgun team in June of 2019.

Clatsop Claybusters announced that one of its members, Kory Constantine, has been appointed to the Oregon 4H National Shotgun team.

Constantine competed at the Oregon state competition in June and received a qualifying score in both Trap and 5 Stand. He will compete at the 4H national contest in June.

Constantine has been a member of the Claybusters for over seven years, and has developed into an accomplished leader in the club. One of the challenges he faces is that the national contest requires members to compete in all three major shotgun disciplines: Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays.

While Constantine can fine-tune his Trap skills locally, he will have to travel to ranges in the valley to practice Skeet and Sporting Clays. He is committed to representing Oregon and Clatsop County at the national contest and plans on receiving coaching in those two disciplines.

Constantine has been working on increasing his proficiency in both sporting clays and skeet through his membership on the Youth Education in Shooting Sports (YESS) team, Clatsop Shot and Awe. He is one of the founding members of the team and has participated in all competitions.

Coach Paul Williams said that Constantine and his mother, Tara, have been exceptionally dedicated in Kory’s efforts to improve his skills.

Williams stated that the next seven months will require a higher level of preparation and funds. If interested in supporting Constantine, donations can be made to Clatsop Claybusters, P.O. Box 1273, Astoria.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Daily Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.

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