SASP 2017 Ohio Halloween Regional

Posted By on March 22, 2018

By Rick Leach
From Volume 30 Spring 2018 Junior Shooters magazine

Although it was cold and the rain changed to snow for the 2017 Ohio Halloween Regional, it was a huge success.  94 athletes battled the elements and competed with almost a third being young ladies.  With 94 athletes, participation was a 370% increase from the 2016 match.  This year also saw 5 colleges teams come to compete including brand new teams from Concordia University Wisconsin and Hillsdale College, and both new teams went home with medals.  Concordia with 3 second place finishes and Hillsdale with 1 second place finish.  University of Wisconsin, Platteville took the college division winning 4 first place medals, with Michigan State University close behind with 3 first place medals.  In the high school divisions past National Champions Lake Country Action Shooters and Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports both of Wisconsin each also took home 4 first place medals. 

But you couldn’t count out the local Ohio teams.  Ohio Steel Stingers brought 19 athletes and left with the most medals of any team accumulating 6 first and 2 second place finishes, and the Buckeye Bullet Busters left with a first, 2 seconds and a thirds place finish. The match was attended by 17 teams representing 6 states Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin.  Total number of entries went up 473%, making the Ohio Halloween Regional the largest regional of the year.

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