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Travis Mears / Sporting Clays Pro Staff

Travis Mears has been going to the gun club since he was a baby in a walker. His dad, Lonnie, would tie his walker to a pole and let him go in circles while dad shot a round of skeet. At age 9 he began shooting, and has made it one of his life passions. He was one of the founding members of the State and National Champion Johnson County 4-H Shotgun team. At age 17 Travis won the gold medal at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. With an incredible display of focus, Travis was able to emerge victorious in a field that included some of the best clay target aficionados in the world. He enjoys the outdoors, and is an avid hunter. 

Travis is a scholarship shotgun sports athlete at Lindenwood University in St Charles. Missouri, and is the captain their multi-time National Championship Collegiate team. Travis was a high school member of the National Honor Society and was voted most talented by his Senior Class at Burleson High School. 

In addition to his college attendance, Travis’ love of the shotgun sports has led him to the art of shotgun exhibition shooting. The mix of entertainment and marksmanship is a great way for Travis to share his love of the sport with many people around the country. 

He is also giving back to the shooting sports by coaching other youth and adults, and by talking to youth at various schools and clubs about being successful. He has acted as a coach during the last four years in the well-known Champs Camp program. Twenty plus alumni of this program have achieved All American status. 

  • 2009 member of Lindenwood University ACUI National Championship Team (team captain)
  • 2009 ACUI International Trap National Champion
  • 2009 Beretta Champions Cup Sporting Clays and FITASC RU Champion
  • 2008 member of Lindenwood University National Championship Team (team captain)
  • 2008 ACUI Five Stand National Champion
  • 2008 NSCA All American (8 time NSCA All American)
  • 2007 NSCA Junior All American Team Captain
  • 2007 member of Lindenwood University National Championship Team (team captain)
  • 2007 Collegiate Five Stand National Champion
  • 2007 Seminole Cup Junior Champion
  • 2007 Junior Champion in 29 events
  • 2006 NSCA Junior All American Team Captain
  • 2006 member of Lindenwood University National Championship Team
  • 2006 Missouri River Classic Champion
  • 2006 Alaska State Shoot Champion
  • 2006 Gamaliel Fall Classic Champion
  • 2005 NSCA Junior Nationals 5 Stand National Champion
  • 2005 NSCA Team USA Gold Medallist
  • 2004 ESPN Great Outdoor Games Gold Medallist (youngest ever)
  • 2004 NSCA US Open Junior RU 2003 ESPN Great Outdoor Games 4th place
  • 2003 NSCA 5 Stand Junior RU National Champion
  • 2001 – Texas Parks and Wildlife Whiz Bang Champion
  • 2000 NSCA Zone 6 Sub Junior Champion
  • 2000 NSCA Main Event Sub Junior RU National Champion
  • NSCA Master Class achieved at age 14
  • 3 Time Texas State 4-H High Overall Champion
  • 5-Time NSSF SCTP Gold Medal team member in Sporting Clays and Skeet
  • Junior Olympics - two-time Silver Medallist in Doubles Trap