posted on July 06, 2007 00:00
Wisconsin Crowns Youth Skeet Champions
Teams Qualify for Upcoming National Championships
NEWTOWN, Conn.—Young trap shooters from across Wisconsin earned state titles—with many qualifying to represent Wisconsin at upcoming national championships—at the recent Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Wisconsin Trap State Championship.
The competition, held June 23 at the Hartford Conservation and Gun Club in Hartford, featured some of Wisconsin’s top young shooters in varsity, junior varsity and intermediate divisions.
SCTP, for youths in grades 12 and under, has been called the “Little League of shooting sports.” More than 10,000 students in over 40 states are expected to compete in 2007. A program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, SCTP is managed in partnership with numerous sponsors, agencies and organizations.
Wisconsin teams participating in the state title shoot qualified for their sport’s upcoming national championships. Skeet and sporting clays national titles will be decided July 13-15 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Trap national championships are slated for Aug. 5-7 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill. Last year, the events attracted more than 1,600 youths from across the nation.
The best of these young shooters could be selected to attend an Olympic development camp in August in Colorado Springs, and some will go on to compete at the collegiate level.
For more information, visit www.nssf.org/sctp.
SCTP Wisconsin Trap State Championship
(held June 23 at Hartford Conservation and Gun Club, Hartford, Wis.)
Varsity Division (Grades 9 to 12)
1st Place—Berlin Conservation Club, 466 (Sam Stollfuss of Ripon, John Mirr of Berlin, Rachel Lynn Longworth of Omro, Evan Weiske of Berlin, Joe Trochinski of Berlin).
2nd Place—Burlington High School Demons, 449 (Tom McDonough of Burlington, Jon Ebbers of Burlington, Taylor J. Kojis of Burlington, George Haubert of Burlington, Jared Wieners of Burlington).
3rd Place—Weston’s Trap Team, 444 (Daniel Suchomski of Mosinee, Kyle Wojicechowski of Mosinee, Jessica Suchomski of Schofield, Kinzie Platta of Schofield, Jonathan Filtz of Stevens Point).
Junior Varsity Division (Grades 9 to 12)
1st Place—Burlington High School Demons, 470 out of 500 targets (Michael Ebbers of Burlington, Brent E. Strem of Muskego, John A. McCourt of Burlington, Devin Erikson of Lyons, Marty Rubach of Burlington).
2nd Place—Sauk County Youth Shooting Team, 460 (Dylan R. Baier of Merrimac, Lucas Stando of Reedsburg, Cody Stando of Reedsburg, Tyler J. Vertein of Rock Springs, Justin A. Schwartz of Sauk City).
3rd Place—Wilmot Panthers, 444 (Jake Lois of Silver Lake, Daniel Kisner of Trevor, Tyler Koenig of Twin lakes, Anthony Minorini of Twin Lakes, Richard Prange of Twin Lakes).
Intermediate Division (Grades 6 to 8)
1st Place—Sauk County Youth Shooting Team, 434 out of 500 targets (Jessica Whalen of Baraboo, Ryan Vorndran of Rock Springs, Alexander Mann of Baraboo, Logan Christy of Prairie Du Sac, Paul Baumgartner of Reedsburg).
2nd Place—Burlington High School Demons, 420 (Hunter T. Wondrash of Burlington, Ethan Kerr of Burlington, Dalton McCourt of Burlington, Adam Tuinstra of Burlington, William R. Ebbers of Burlington).
3rd Place—Berlin Conservation Club, 420 (Dylan Young of Poysippi, Alex Hinz of Berlin, Tyler Hetzel of Ripon, Eric Chier of Berlin, Nate Nimmer of Pine River).