SWOSU Student Corbin Grybowski Win World Title in Trap Shooting

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Corbin Grybowski of Arapaho is now a world champion trap shooter.

Grybowski, who is majoring in business management and a member of the SWOSU Trap Shooting Club, recently won the Amateur Trap Shooting Association’s doubles’ title at a competition held at the National Shooting Complex in Sparta (IL).

The 21-year-old senior competed against some 2,500 people from around the world.

Trap shooting involves four-and-a-quarter inch discs being thrown away from the shooter at 42 miles-per-hour. The sport is supposed to imitate hunting with a bird flying away from the shooter. The event that Grybowski competes in is doubles, which means two discs are thrown into the air. He must shoot the targets down from 16 yards out.

At the competition, Grybowski qualified for the top 24, which in itself was an accomplishment. He then advanced to the top nine and finally the top five before winning the world title.

Grybowski has been shooting since he was nine years old and began competing at the age of 11. He is active with the SWOSU trap shooting club that is part of the SWOSU Outdoor Team, a student organization on the Weatherford campus that also fields a bass fishing team.