Founded in April of 2010, the MIT Sporting Clays Association continues to train a number of shooters and maintains a strong presence at competitions every year. Our primary competitive focus is on the New England Clay Cup in the spring, where we compete against other schools in the area such as Harvard, Harvard Law, Tufts, Yale, UVM, West Point and Northeastern. The club has won a number of awards and additional endowment funds through this competition, including First Place Women's Individual Trap, Third Place Women's Individual Trap, and Third Place Team Trap.
We are funded primarily through MIT's Undergraduate FinBoard and a generous grant from the MidwayUSA Foundation. The club's endowment account (the source of MidwayUSA's grant) continues to grow every year. Though shooting sports are expensive, our funding helps keep the cost to a minimum for all members.
We train primarily at the Minute Man Sportsman's Club, about 30 minutes away from campus, typically on a biweekly basis. Two coaches from the Minute Man Sportsman's Club generously volunteer their time to help train us. Both are very accomplished shooters and have an invaluable wealth of knowledge.