Tate Novodvorsky leads South Prairie shooters to top 10 in country
Tate Novodvorsky broke 197 of 200 clay targets to finish 12th best in the individual competition at the USA High School Clay Target National Championship held July 7-11 at Mason, Mich. The senior marksman from South Prairie High School broke 98/100 targets on day one and 99/100 on day two against a field of 1,684 shooters from across the country.
Teammate Jorn Brose rose to the occasion too, matching Novodvorsky’s 197 with rounds of 98/100 and 99/100 to finish 14th. The tie-breaking criteria, longest run of consecutive broken clay targets, went to Novodvorsky 83 to 51.
Berthold-North Shore-Plaza shooter Lane Underdahl finished 36th with a score of 195/200. Connor Johnson, South Prairie, turned in 190/200 for 176th place. Other notable scores for South Prairie included Connor Beckedahl with 184, Carter Korslien 181, and Brianna Helsene 180.
As a team South Prairie captured plenty of attention on the national stage, finishing 10th out of 159 high school clay target squads from throughout the U.S. The Royals Squad 1 broke 941/1,000 clays. South Prairie’s 2nd Squad broke 905/1,000 to finish 53rd in the country.