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Max Owen Signs With Clay Target Team

Max is a graduating Senior at Newnan High School in Newnan, Georgia. He began shooting competitively with the Fayette County 4H SAFE BB team, where he placed fourth in Prone position at the 2012 Georgia State BB Championship out of 550 competitors with a 99/100.  As soon as he was eligible, he joined the Fayette County 4H SAFE Shotgun team, where he ultimately served as Secretary, Vice President, and President.  Max competes in Trap, Sporting Clays, and Skeet, having gained most of his large tournament experience in Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) registered events.


Max is the 2019 Georgia Junior Captain of the ATA AIM All-State Trapshooting Team.  He finished the 2017-2018 season with the 2nd highest combined average of all Georgia registered ATA shooters* with a 96.9% in Singles, 90.32% in Handicap, and 92.35% in Doubles, shooting a total of 6,700 registered targets.  In the 2018 Grand American World Championships of Trapshooting, Max was Junior Champion of the Blaser Handicap event, Junior Runner Up of the Kreighoff Handicap, and Junior Third in the Super 500 Handicap.  Over the past few years, Max has won numerous trophies in several State and Zone ATA Championship events, including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Wyoming, and Montana.  He also won 3 trophies in the 2016 Grand American World Championship as a Sub-Junior.


In 2017 he was accepted into and attended the West Point Society of DC Leadership & Ethics Conference.  Max is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing whenever and wherever possible.  He enjoys mentoring and coaching youth and adult shooters alike at 4H and his local range.


Graduation Year: 2019 

Objective: To compete on a shotgun team at the collegiate Level 



Amateur Trapshooting Association Highlights: 

▪ 2018 ATA Averages: 96.83% Singles, 90.28% Handicap (26.5 Yard Line), 92.44% Doubles 

▪ 2018 Grand American World Championship – Blaser Handicap 

Junior Champion, Krieghoff Handicap Junior Runner Up, Super 500 Handicap Junior Third Place 

▪ 2018 Montana State Shoot – NR Junior Champion: Singles, Doubles, High All Around, High Overall 

▪ 2018 Alabama State Shoot – NR Champion: Preliminary Singles (100), Junior Singles 

▪ 2018 South Carolina State Shoot – NR Junior Doubles Champion 

▪ 2018 Georgia State Shoot – Champion: Class A Singles and Junior Doubles 

▪ 2017 Georgia State Shoot – Junior Champion: Doubles, Handicap, and High Overall 

▪ 2017 Georgia State Shoot – AIM Shamrock Shootout Champion 

▪ 2017 Alabama State Shoot – NR Junior Handicap Champion, Junior Runner Up: Singles and Doubles 

▪ 2017 Wyoming State Shoot – NR Junior 3rd: Doubles and Handicap 

▪ 2017 Montana State Shoot – NR Junior Runner Up: Singles and Handicap 

▪ 2016 Grand American World Championships - Champion: 20 Gauge Handicap, D Class Doubles, Third Place High All Around Sub-Junior 

▪ 2016 Alabama State Trap Shoot - NR Handicap Champion (100/100) 

▪ 2016 Alabama/Georgia Combined Handicap Champion 

▪ 2015 Georgia State Shoot – Sub-Junior High Overall Champion 

▪ 2015 Montana State Shoot – NR Sub-Junior Singles Runner Up 

▪ 2014 Georgia State Team Sub-Junior 

▪ 2014 Georgia State Shoot – Sub-Junior Champion: Doubles, High Overall, High All Around ▪2017 West Point Society of D.C. Leadership and Ethics Conference 

▪ 2016 Trinity Christian Shotgun Team Most Valuable Player 

▪ 2013-2018: Fayette County 4H Shotgun Club 



Leadership and Awards:

Positions Held: Club Secretary, Vice President, President