Jasper Copelan: Shooter and Coach at Reynolds Sporting Grounds

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Jasper Copelan, the chief shooting instructor at Sandy Creek was raised on a dairy farm in nearby Eatonton Georgia. He discovered shooting at age six, spending his childhood in the woods, hunting alongside his father and quickly displaying skill at finding his mark. In 2009, family friend and Level 2 shooting instructor Dr. Sammy McFaddin convinced nine-year-old Jasper to join him at a local gun club and try competitive shooting. He was hooked.

As a member of the Gatewood School's clay target team, he was a three-time Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Around Shotgun State Champion, once also placing third nationally. When he moved up to the National Sporting Clays Association's (NSCA) competitions, he won the Junior US Open in 2017.

This past June he captured the 2020 Georgia State Championship which was a childhood dream.

Jasper has been teaching at Sandy Creek the last three years, watching the one-of-a-kind shooting facility come to life under the leadership of Director Justin Jones, a British clay shooting champion.

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