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Trap Shooting Numbers Continue To Rise Across State

04/21/2019, 5:00pm CDT
By Tom Schardin

There are 12,275 participants from 362 high school teams participating in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League's spring season.

That's the highest participation numbers ever for the state, according to league officials.

"This League continues to be one of the largest high school sports in the state of Minnesota,” said John Nelson, MNSHSCTL President, "Such high participation shows the continued demand for alternative high school activities related to Minnesota's longstanding outdoor traditions."

The League's co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions. The league is Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it's an "adaptive' sport," which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.

Upon completion of the spring league’s regular season, all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions at the Trap Shooting Championship. The event — the world's largest shooting sport event with about 8,000 competitors expected — is scheduled for June 10-18 at the Alexandria Shooting Park.

The Skeet Championship will be held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake June 19-20.

The season culminates with the Minnesota State High School League state tournament June 21 in Prior Lake. The MSHSL was the first state interscholastic athletic association in the U.S. to provide support and recognition for a high school trap shooting state tournament.

Conferences are determined by team size rather than geographic location for fair competition. The team score and overall standings are calculated and posted on the league's website. Athletes and their families may track their individual and team performance on their computer via the league's website, and by the Shooter Performance Tracker® mobile app.

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