By Paul Erhardt
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Stu Wright is a man on a mission, and that mission is his 32 athletes here competing in the 2015 National Team Championships.
Nothing is going to keep him from watching them take a run at the title…not even Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Stu is the head coach of the Pinckneyville Community High School shooting program. The owner of Wright’s, a gun shop he opened in the mid 70’s which caters to the clay target shooter, started his high school coaching career back in 2002 when he was asked to coach the school’s FFA squad.
At the time there were just five shooters, enough for a competition squad. Today his program has 32 solid shooters competing in trap, skeet and sporting clays. Here at Nationals he has six seniors who have been with him from between four and seven years, and missing their final run at a national title isn’t something that he’s going to miss.
On Thursday, the first day he could get out of bed after chemo, Stu made it to the World Shooting & Recreational Complex to watch his kids …read more