Warner, OK –Jesse Cole, Luther, Oklahoma is serving as a member of the Connors State College Shooting Sports Team in Warner, OK. Cole is a freshman at CSC, and a 2018 Luther High School graduate. He is pursuing an Associates of Science degree in Wildlife Management. He is the son of Ronda and Keith Cole of Luther, Oklahoma.
Team members practice twice weekly in preparation for collegiate competition. While in college contests, the teams must shoot in both American Skeet, American Trap, and Sporting Clays contests. They have also competed in contests with International Trap rules and guidelines. During the fall semester, the team will compete at Fort Hayes State University competition, and at the ACUI shoots in St Louis, MO, Grand Island, NE, and Tillar, AR. The team will sponsor the CSC South Ranch Shootout Tournament at the Connors State College Shooting Range on the Gary Harding Research Ranch in October and again in April. In February, the team will start their spring competition in San Antonio, TX and also end their season in San Antonio, TX in March at the National Competition which involves all colleges of all sizes. The Team will also host a fall Invitational Shoot for high school FFA Chapter teams the fourth week of October. Team Coach, Jim Stone stated, “Team members are working hard perfecting their technique for Trap and Skeet shooting. We are looking forward to representing Connors in the collegiate circuit.” This is the fifth year of competition for the CSC Team.
The CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Team practices at the newly named, Stuart Woods Shooting Complex located at the Gary Harding Research Ranch, south of Warner. The complex houses facilities and trails to accommodate American Trap, skeet and 3-D Archery. The team has previously hosted public events and private field days and competitions for the Paralyzed Veterans Association and FFA students.
Fellow Lion graduate Johnna Stottlemyre is also making her mark at Connors as a member of the Livestock Judging Time.