Shotgun Team

Welcome to the Concordia Crusaders Shotgun Homepage

Under the leadership of Raylea Underwood following Brandy Elrod who started the program in 2015, the Concordia shotgun program has consistently been among the front runners at the state level, placing in the top five in the state since 2016 in both male, female, and mixed categories. The program focuses on safety and proper handling of firearms, sportsmanship, and faith, as well as helping each member reach his or her potential both within and outside the shooting sports. The purpose of the program is to guide each member as they develop a proficiency in a sport that can be shared and enjoyed with family, friends, and community for a lifetime. 


Concordia’s program is a year-round program starting in August with a review of shotgun safety. Range practices at Concordia’s private range start in September for Varsity and October for Junior Varsity. The season concludes in April for Junior Varsity and July for Varsity. Member can compete in up to 30 tournaments a year. Many of the tournaments members can win scholarships, monetary prizes, and other various shooting sports items. The various tournaments give away over $600,000 each year in scholarships and prizes. 


The Crusaders compete in 4-H, FFA, and SCTP tournaments. The events that members compete in are Sporting Clays, American & International Trap, American & International Skeet, 5-Stand, and Whizbang. Brandy Elrod is also a professional athlete competing on the TEAM USA Para-trap team. She competes across the United States and Internationally. 

Recent Team Successes 


FFA State:

2023: Male Trap State Champions
2023: Female Sporting Clays 4th

2023: Mixed Sporting Clays 4th

2023: Female Trap 5th


Rodeo Houston:

2018: Top 10 Finish

2019: 2nd place Female, Lewis Class


San Antonio Stock Show:

2018: Top 5 Open Female Trap

2019: Two Lewis Class Female Trap

2019: Two Male Top 20 Finish

2019: 3rd High Team Overall


Champion of Champions:

2018: 3rd place team overall


Heart of Texas Fair:

2017: Four in the Lewis Class Trap Top 5

2018: Three in the Lewis Class Trap top 5

2018: Two Top 10 Overall 


4-H State:

2018: Top 10 Finish Male in All Events

2019: Top 10 Finish Male in All Events