We're extremely sad to have to share the news with you that our dear friend Noah Jeffries has passed away. From the moment we met Noah, we knew he was special. A polite, kind, funny, and extremely talented young man, Noah was always a joy to have around and was always a great help at our Florida events. We truly believe he was too good for this earth, and though our loss, we know he has been called home to be with God. Noah's light will be greatly missed by so many. Our love and prayers go out to his family during this terrible time.
Noah Jeffries, NSCA Master Class, Junior. Noah began competing in sporting clays in January of 2010 at the age of 13. He entered a local charity event, The Trinity Sportsman’s Shoot, never having tried his hand at the sport. He won the Junior division and came in 3rd overall with a 45 out of 50. It was at this event that more seasoned competitors noticed him and he began his journey into competitive sporting clays.
Between 2010 and 2015 Noah progressed from Sub Junior classification to Juniors and turned Masters ranking in March of 2013 at the age of 16 having won the Florida State title in Sub Juniors in 2012, Juniors title in 2013, and Masters Open in 2013 as well as the Over-All Champion in the State .28 gauge event. At Nationals in 2013 he placed Runner-Up in Sub Juniors and 9th in the Men’s Open. In 2014 Noah was Runner-Up in the Florida State Title, Junior Champion in the Georgia State Title, Junior Champion and Overall Runner Up in the Southern Side x Side Nationals.
Noah was also recognized as one of the strongest teens in the world, holding several world records in lifting and Old-Time Feats of strength in performance strongman events. He had been teaching strength feats and training since the age of 16 at coaching seminars in the US. He performed and spoken at Anti-Bullying Assemblies in public and private schools in a US Strongman Tour entitled, “Stop Bullying NOW!” He was also competitive in Jiu Jitsu, and was an avid fisherman in both fresh and salt water.
He worked as a range officer and clays consultant for the state of Florida’s range, Tenoroc Shooting Sports in Lakeland, FL and was working on his NSCA coaching certifications and Promatic course design and target setting while he continued to compete and promote charity sporting clays events to support the community and others.