BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is a team-based clay target shooting program that is changing the lives of grade, middle and high school students nation-wide and in Iowa. Through organized clay target shooting, student-athletes are learning lifelong skills such as firearms safety, teamwork, respect for self and others, mental focus and self-discipline. The Iowa SCTP Board of Directors (BODs) assist to facilitate Scholastic Shooting Sports programs in Iowa. The BOD plans and funds the annual Iowa Shooting Sports Coaches meeting, state events for the various shooting sports disciplines, communicates with national and state partners, clinicians and instructors to enhance the experience and education of shooting sports.
Tina Elwood Gehrke
BOD - American Skeet
BOD - Board Member – International Skeet and President (at large)
BOD - American Skeet
Tina Elwood Gehrke is a longtime advocate of the outdoors and shooting sports. Tina is active in shooting sports as a certified trapshooting coach and is a civilian marksmanship program (CMP) instructor.
Tina volunteers her time as a leader of the Ely American Legion Sharp Shooter precision shooting program and Corridor Clay Crushers shooting sports team with student athletes between Iowa City and Waterloo. She was was instrumental in starting a trapshooting team at Kirkwood Community College.
Tina has assisted nearly a dozen Eastern Iowa schools start or grow their SCTP programs in their schools.
Tina enjoys hunting and fishing and introducing the outdoors to others.
Mark Little has a no-nonsense approach to his passion and instructing of shooting sports.
Mark assists with coaching the Oskaloosa Shooting team, and while he has experience at all disciplines trap, skeet, sporting clays and international/bunker trap; his true passion is skeet. Mark is an NSSA certified coach and has shared his knowledge with hundreds of student athletes.
Mark also volunteers at the Mahaska County Izaak Walton League chapter and is an advocate for youth and shooting sports.
Chris Brindley is the Head coach of the Des Moines Clay Crushers. Chris has experience in managing this Club Based team and coaching multiple disciplines and he himself shoots Trap, Skeet, international Skeet, and Sporting Clays.
Chris takes pride in teaching young kids, first timers the technique of shooting the clay target game. He has been a Waterfowl hunter since the age of 8 and enjoy the shooting sports program. Chris’ favorite discipline is Skeet. He has spent much time as an NSSA instructor and enjoys the opportunity to mentor and teach young adults the skills involved in successful shooting sports.
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Larry Gay has been a long time advocate of youth shooting sports.Larry is currently co-head coach of the Oskaloosa Shooting team, a school-based team shooting trap, skeet, sporting clays and international/bunker trap.Larry has been a solid supporter of youth expansion as president of his Izaak Walton League chapter and has been a driving force behind the international skeet expansion in Iowa.
Guy Thomas is president of the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program, Inc. Guy is a passionate international-style skeet shooter and has a tremendous amount of experience in the Olympic-style clay target sports. Through his competition experience, he has had opportunities to work and shoot with many members of US National and Olympic clay target teams. Guy is coach of the Des Moines Area Clay Crushers SCTP Program and is a NSSA as well as NRA/USA Shooting Certified Coach.