Central trapshooters take part in championship

The Central Clay Crushers took part in the 2017 trap shooting championship in June. (Submitted photo)

More than 300 high school teams featuring almost 7,500 student athletes registered for the 2017 Trap Shooting Championship, June 12 to 20 at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria.
There were nine full days of competition
Each team is assigned a tournament day as determined by their class and conference designation. This allows all teams to complete their competition (novice, junior varsity, and varsity) on a single day while allowing competition among teams with a similar team size.
The championship is the qualifying team competition for the State Tournament. Minnesota State High School League’s State Tournament is on June 24 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.
Central trapshooting organizers congratulate everyone that went to Alexandria this year for the championship. There were some great scores posted throughout our team.
A total of 41 of the 73 student athletes made the trip up to Alexandria.
In the novice category, Amaya Lemke led the team with a 57/100 and Hunter Neubarth shot a 82/100.
In the JV category, Samantha Schoenbauer shot a 76/100 and Matt Franck shot a 80/100.
In the varsity category, Dana Norman shot a 78/100 and Mason Milbrand shot a 99/100.
Recording 25 straights were Carter Clemensen with his first 25 straight, Payton Dvorak with his first 25 straight, Matthew Johnson (2), Mason Milbrand (3) and Mason Milbrand recorded his first 50 straight.
Mason Milbrand took third place overall shooting a 99/100 on a day with some very tough competition finishing in a four way tie with the reverse run of 38 to claim third place.
To check out more scores and standings go to www.claytargetleaderboard.com.
If you are interested in joining the 2018 spring team please contact Josh Kroells at 952-994-2427 or visit www.crtrapteam.com.