Brad was one of only 12 students from across the country, and the only one from South Carolina, invited to participate this year. He trained and practiced with gold-medal-winning coaches and members of Team USA while staying at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Selection was based on certified tournament results, his performance at the 2016 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) State Championship, as well as academic performance, character and potential for furthering his skills at a higher level. Brad participates regularly in skeet, sporting clays and trap tournaments and is the 2017 South Carolina DNR Youth Skeet Champion.
Brad is a member of both the 2017 National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Briley All-American 20 Gauge Team (Sub-Junior) and also the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target All-American Academic Team. Additionally, the NRA has recognized Brad as a Distinguished Expert in Skeet and Sporting Clays.