The Department of Construction Management’s student Board of Directors (BoD) held the annual CM Clay Shoot on October 11. There were close to 100 participates who made their way to Colorado Clays, in Brighton, Colorado. This year, 43 students and 53 industry members attended, with 25 teams on the 15-station course.
Held a bit earlier this fall, the clay shoot competition was moved to the afternoon, creating a bit of anxiety from the BoD organizers, who were concerned with the previous shoot running long. However, it gave industry members and students a chance to mingle prior to the safety briefing. As one industry member kindly pointed out, “We are all having a great time. I promise no one notices but you planners because you know the details. The rest of us are just glad to get to spend the afternoon with all of you.” Vanna Hosanny, student BoD President said, “By the time the fun began, the weather was absolutely beautiful, and everyone had a great time.”
This year, several brave students came out, who had never shot before. It was fun seeing industry members helping these students get comfortable handling the shotguns, with several successful in targeting their first clay. The variety of skills on the course is what helped make the event so special.
After the shoot, there were healthy appetites with a late lunch catered by Famous Dave’s, who exhibited great flexibility in working with the mercurial schedule. Social time was enjoyed as the top teams were announced. The BoD put together a raffle for both students and industry with fun prizes.
As always, CM industry partners supported the event and contributed not only through their presence, but also with generous sponsorships. Many students were able to play for free this year. Appreciation was extended to PCL Construction, Saunders, Saunders Heath, Neenan, US Engineering, Catamount Constructors, and Kiewit for their generous contributions. Many thanks to all who made this year’s clay shoot possible. We look forward to next year!