Hillsdale College and USA Shooting Launch New Partnership
Hillsdale College and USA Shooting are proud to announce a new partnership that will designate the College’s John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center’s world-class facilities as a Certified Eastern Regional Training and Competition Center for the USA Shooting National Team, and sanctioned shooting sports development programs.
“We are dedicated to offering the very best in shooting sports training and Constitutional education for all ages.”
– Rich Péwé, Chief Administrative Officer at Hillsdale College
In addition to its comprehensive shooting sports venues, Hillsdale’s Halter Center has plans to build four additional combination international bunker and skeet fields to complete its designation. As a result, Hillsdale College will be able to host World Cup championships, National Olympic and Paralympic team selection matches, championship regional qualifier matches, and International Grand Prix events.
“Hillsdale’s Halter Shooting Sports Center is already an incredible facility that’s not only training outstanding athletes but also introducing so many to the world of shooting sports, an key aim that USA Shooting shares with Hillsdale College ,” said Stacy Weiland, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at USA Shooting. “We look forward to utilizing this great venue for our shooters to continue honing their skills so we can raise the American flag atop more competition podiums than ever before.”
In one of the first events of the partnership, members of the USA Shootingmen’s and women’s skeet and trap shooting teams, U.S., Olympic and World Cup champions, medalists, and coaches will practice 5-stand, trap, international bunker trap and skeet with promising local High School trap shooters from the area on September 27th and pair up on September 28th with College guests and Hillsdale College shotgun team members on the sporting clays course.
US National Team members attending include:
- Olympian Jay Waldron, National Shotgun Coach
- Olympian Lance Bade, Assistant National Shotgun Coach
- Ashley Carroll, Women’s Trap
- Derek Haldeman, Men’s Trap
- Derrick Mein, Men’s Trap
- Olympian Kim Rhode, Women’s Skeet
- Olympian Frank Thompson, Men’s Skeet
- Olympian Vincent Hancock, Men’s Skeet
- Sharee Waldron, Manager of High Performance Programs
Hillsdale College and USA Shooting will also partner on official merchandise and clothing. Proceeds from all purchases will be split evenly and Hillsdale’s portion will support the Halter Center’s shooting activities.
Meet the Team
World Team Champion
Pan American Games Champion
2-Time Olympic Champion
4-Time World Champion
3-Time Olympic Champion
6-Time Olympic Medalist
2-Time Olympic Competitor
National Shotgun Team Coach
Assistant National Shotgun Team Coach
Located five miles from Hillsdale’s campus, the John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center features ranges devoted to small arms, archery, and shotgun, including an Olympic bunker. To fulfill the facility’s educational mission, the AcuSport Lodge houses space for classes, conferences, and seminars.