Earlier this month, he added a crowning achievement to that list — the title of world champion.
Scott, an officer for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, out-shot the field in the 12-gauge division at the National Skeet Shooting Association World Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
Scott claimed the title of world champion by blasting 150 consecutive targets to qualify for the shoot-out. He was one of 40 shooters in the 12-gauge division to hit all 150 targets.
Scott then demolished every shot he took in the shoot-off, finishing with 475 consecutive hits.
“It helped that I was there two years ago and finished second place,” said Scott, who was making his fifth appearance at the NSSA World Championships. “Being there before, I kind of knew what to expect. I went back to that mindset, concentrating on one pair at a time, one target at a time, not thinking about what could be until it’s over.
“It’s unbelievable. There’s a lot of good shooters that knock on the door for many years and never get a single world title.”
More than 800 shooters competed in the world championships, which lasted a week and included several different categories.
The 12-gauge shoot took place on Oct. 1. The next day, he competed in the 20-gauge shootout and ran 100 straight targets during the opening round. Competitors went through a box of doubles to reach the stadium field, and Scott came up just short, missing at the eighth station.
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