Campus News

Inaugural Trap Shooting Team at Prep

Congratulations to the members of our Inaugural Trap Shooting Team who just completed their fall season. The team was originally set to launch under the leadership of our Social Studies department chair, Mr. Josh Furnary, along with then juniors, Cooper Blee '21 and Eli Dunphy '21, in Spring 2020 when the pandemic hit and put everything on hold. This fall, with the help of Mr. Jeff Williams, father of George Williams '24, Mr. Furnary resurrected the initiative and organized the team. An interesting historical footnote: it has been exactly 100 years since Mr. Martin McGuire, a member of the Prep faculty who served as a lieutenant in the First World War and taught Latin and Modern Languages at Prep, organized the first rifle club on our new campus here in Garrett Park in 1921.

The current team finished first in the Maryland High School Clay Target League with the Top 3 shooters, including the Overall Season Top Shot, freshman Will Hunt. Finishing second in the league was sophomore Jack Rhoa, and finishing third was fellow sophomore George Williams. The full team consisted of 10 members including student athletes from each grade level at Prep.

Georgetown Prep is grateful for Prince George's Trap and Skeet facility's team which has graciously accommodated our group, as well as all the parents of the athletes who helped make the team a success. Thank you to parents, Mike Henry, P'23, Jim Hunt P'17, P'25, and Joe Rhoa, P'24, for their support organizing, scoring, coaching, and volunteering.

The team will continue to shoot throughout the fall and winter months as they prepare for a more robust spring season just around the corner. No experience is necessary and team members can participate in other spring sports. Prospective athletes at GP looking to compete this spring should contact Mr. Furnary.