WACTA ISSF State Titles

The Western Australia Clay Target Association (WACTA) ISSF State Titles took place over the weekend at the West Australian Gun Club. The event, which formed one of the last shotgun competitions of the Shooting Australia 2021 Performance Series, saw the trap and skeet events contested by local athletes as well as those who were able to travel from the Northern Territory and South Australia.

In the Women’s Trap Final, local Sandra Moffatt shot 36/50 to take the gold medal, with Liselle Boyles scoring 31/50 to take the silver medal, and South Australian Anna Evgeniou scored 20/40 to claim the bronze medal.

In the Men’s Trap Final, Victorian Mitchell Iles (currently residing in Darwin) took the gold medal shooting 40/50, with South Australian Wessam Dauo shooting 37/50 to take the silver medal, and local Mark La Vertu scoring 23/40 to take the bronze medal.

Due to low entries in Womens Skeet, the skeet final was run as an open final. In what was a very close gold medal battle, Tokyo 2020 Olympian and Perth local Laura Coles scored 46/60 to take the gold medal, one target ahead of Matthew Everinghem who took the silver, and Elie Lahoud scoring 31/50 to get the bronze medal.

The event once again showcased inclusivity within the target shooting sport encompassing Male, Female, Junior, Veteran and Para athletes all competing against each other, hungry for a medal opportunity. The event was a great success and was made possible due to the cooperation and effort from WACTA, WA Gun Club, and all of the officials and volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the event could take place.

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