Local high-school trap shooting teams excelled at the Class 2A Minnesota High School clay target championships. Teams from ECHO Charter, Redwood Valley and Wabasso joined more than 1,000 youth June 12 at the Alexandria Shooting Park for the Class 2A competition.
The Redwood Valley team earned two team placings.
The first-place junior varsity team consisted of Riley Chambs, Ashlyn Doering, Luke Grannes, Isaiah Hultquist, Logan Mann, Easton Quast, Levi Rader, Nathan Reller, Colby Schroeder and Jarod Stoen.
Redwood Valley picked up three individual junior varsity medals, with Isaiah Hultquist finishing second. Colby Schroeder was third. Ashlyn Doering finished third for female junior varsity high gun.
Earning event honors was Colby Schroeder who fired a perfect 25 straight in his final round. Nathan Reller finished sixth.
Redwood Valley outpaced second-place Wabasso by 20 targets.
ECHO Charter was fourth of 35 teams missing a third-place trophy by just one point. Redwood Valley’s novice team placed second.
Novice team members were Bryan Amberg, Rachel Anderson, Ruby Emilien-burg, Jasmyne Fisher, Cincere Kley, Matthew Lindbo and Brayden Reynolds.
For the Redwood Valley novice team Bryan Amberg was high gun male with a 80/100 score. Jasmyne Fisher was team high gun female breaking 78 of 100 targets. Amberg finished sixth overall in Class 2A novice.
The novice team from Wabasso placed fourth with ECHO Charter in ninth.
Varsity competitors from Redwood Valley were Jaydon Estebo, Jeremiah Lothert and Noah U’Ren. U’Ren received event honors shooting a perfect 25 in his first round.
U’Ren was joined by Wabasso’s Jaxon Fisher and ECHO participants Michael Brockman and Levi Schmidt in shooting perfect 25/25 rounds in varsity classification.
Wabasso team high guns in male/female respectively were novice Brady Jenniges with a 80/100 and Shayla Schulte with a 72/100. Junior varsity was Dominic DePrez (92/100) and Myra Hertling (78/100).
Carl Swedzinski was the top male varsity shooter.
ECHO’s top guns were novice Andrew Fuhrmann (71/100) and Chelsie Malinao (79/100). Junior Varsity were Gerrod Leenerts (87/100) and Madelynn Brockman (87/100).
ECHO’s top varsity male was Michael Brockman with a top score for area teams of 95/100.
Team classifications are based on the number of participants on a team for regular season.
Class 2A required a minimum of 21 members.
Novice, junior varsity and varsity classifications are based on individual average scores from the five weeks of regular competition.
All three team’s home range is the Redwood Falls Sportsman’s Club.