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Carson finishes on target

By Thomas Sellers Jr.
2016 Shooters Carson and Jacob Tyler 2016 Shooters Houston CarsonHouston Carson had a chance to go out on top Aug. 13.
The veteran clay shooter and 2016 Munford High School graduate was part of a four-way tie with the score of 197 in the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s National Championships.
The defending Rudy Cup champion retained his title outlasting the competition in the tie-breaker round. Carson ended his career as a two-time Rudy Cup winner, for the best shooter in the Volunteer State.
Last year Carson won the Rudy Cup with a perfect score of 200. Two years prior to that victory, Carson came up short of his first Rudy Cup losing in a tie-breaker in 2013.
Carson earned a spot in the 2016 All-State Team and medalist. His Tennessee teammate Jacob Tyler was also a medalist. Tyler is a freshman at Arlington High School.
Carson has been a member of the T-County Clay Busters, featuring dozens of shooters.
T-County Clay Busters are part of the University of Tennessee’s 4-H Shooting Sports Program. The program is open to all Tipton county youth from the fifth grade and up.
For more information on the T-County Clay Busters contact Joe Simmons via e-mail at TNTrapper@yahoo.com or on Facebook at T-County Clay Busters 4-H Shooting Sports Program
Carson is the son of Angie and Dennis Carson and grandson of Janice and Doug Laird and Charlotte and Johnny Carson.

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