About Us


The Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in Utah about wildlife conservation and firearm safety and promoting youth shooting sports on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Utah. Our purpose is to provide training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Utah, with the goal of developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, respect, personal discipline, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, and sportsmanship through regular practice and competition at local, state, and national events.

Our goal is to introduce youth shotgun shooting sports to as many of Utah’s youth as possible, helping them use sports to develop and grow, and to be educated in gun safety and the proper handling of firearms.

UTYESS is goverened by a President, Executive Vice President, Executive Secretary, COO,  and a board of all the head coach from each of the  youth shooting member teams in the State.

As our friends from SSYSS said: “Having an enjoyable time and competition is clearly a part of the [program], but it is not the underlying principle. The “win-at-all-costs,” philosophy has no place in the [program]. Honoring the game, exhibiting good sportsmanship, and being a responsible team member, are the bedrock values the [program] strives to instill.”



President: Brian Beard
Executive Vice President: Matt Reich
Secretary: Jim Clark
COO South: Dusty Wiseman
Youth Committee: Kasey Reich, Whitney Wiseman, Emmet Perkins, Gunner Rasmussen, Abby Pelch, Hazel Erickson, Jaxon Anderson, Kaydence Busk, Cash McFadden