Jun 20, 2018
Will has been a Georgia native all his life, and always lived in the community of Dacula, GA. Ever since he was a child, being outside was something he thoroughly enjoyed. He was fascinated with the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. During his time as an early teen, Will became more interested in competitive shooting. He decided to pursue this with joining the scholastic clay target program (SCTP), and fell in love with shooting clay targets. As shooting progressed throughout his time in Dacula Middle School, Will eventually found something he could become above average at. Baseball and Football were always apart of Hinton’s extracurricular activities until shooting came along.
During the year of 2009/10 Will decided to take the next step and join the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). Through his time moving up in the sport; Will won multiple sub jr. championships. In the year 2010 Will won the Sub jr. Nationals in San Antonio. This gave Will the drive to compete, and eventually Will became known for his shooting ability. The following year he fulfilled his goal of winning it again. Hinton decided to branch out to other disciplines as he progressed, and tried competitive skeet, trap, fitasc, and international disciplines. In 2011 Will tested his abilities in multiple fields, winning the 2011 Georgia state skeet Championships, NSCA Alabama state Championships, and Bronze medal in double trap at the National Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, CO.
2012/2013 brought about a new year for Will as he started to focus on international disciplines while maintaining his status in Sporting clays. 2012 was when Will won his first world medal (Jr. Silver) at the World Fitasc in Chicago. But that was just the start — Will won the National Junior Olympics for Bunker Trap. This win led to becoming a member of the Jr. National Bunker Trap team, and currently where Will is. The 2013 season Will primarily focused on international disciplines and traveled to Italy and Germany where he was a finalist for his shooting division.
Keeping his sporting roots true, Will Shot the Georgia State Sporting Clays championships where he received (high overall) HOA. At this current time Will is a Master class sporting shooter, AAA class skeet shooter, 5X NSCA All-American, and a member of the Jr. National Bunker Trap team. Shooting has always been something Will was heavily dedicated to, aside from school. Will has maintained a 3.7 GPA during his time at Dacula High School. Hinton choose to do the Accel program in the state of Georgia and go on to college vs. a senior year of high school.