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Drew Benson, a Park 2010 graduate and multi-sport standout for the Wolfpack, has been shooting sporting clays competitively for four years. In that time, he has been a three-time All-American and an All-Midwest selection. (Submitted photo by Bill Diers)

Mr. Big Shot

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With 1,000 pairs of eyes on him, he sets the shotgun to his shoulder. On his command the clay pigeons zip into the air. A quiet instant passes before the gun blasts and the clays explode in pieces, falling to the prairie below.


He is Mr. Big Shot.

With its roots coming from England, sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the shooter in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds in their natural habitats.

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