Skeet Shooting: Texas Teen Shoots Down Junior World Title with Perfect Run (Video)

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The world of competitive skeet shooting doesn’t have a shot against Josh Poole.

The 18-year-old became the first to shoot a perfect score in the history of the National Skeet Shooting Association Junior World Championship. Poole breaking 500 consecutive clays over the course of the week makes him one of the youngest competitors to accomplish the feat at the junior level of competition. Ben Gallup was 17-years-old in 1991 when he became the youngest shooter to record a perfect score at that classification of competition.

Poole’s showing at the Junior World Skeet Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio is just the start of what could potentially be an incredible collegiate career. The Crawford, Texas native is an incoming freshman at San Antonio’s Trinity University and is already the nation’s top-ranked college skeet shooter.

Poole credited his early college success to his father and grandfather introducing him to hunting at an young age and his father building a shooting range in the family’s backyard. This background has made his present skeet shooting almost second nature.

“For me it’s muscle memory and it’s easy,” he said. “It’s just a simple movement.”

This story was adapted from a report by kcentv.com

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to reflect that Ben Gallup was the youngest shooter to record a perfect score at the junior level of skeet competition and that Josh Poole won the Junior World title with a perfect score. It is also to be noted, contary to the video clip, the National Skeet Shooting Association does not keep world records.


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