South Prairie shooters shine
The number one squad of trapshooters from South Prairie High School matched their skills against top shotgunners from throughout the country and positioned themselves among the best of the best. The squad of five finished 21st in a field of 240 teams competing at the U.S. High School Clay Target League National Championship held July 10-14 at Mason, Michigan.
Leading the way in the 200 bird shoot was Dawson Ness, 198 including 100 straight, Tate Novodvorsky 192, Lathan Stroklund 186, Ethan Myers 185 and Benjamin Lindbo 180.
South Prairie’s second squad finished 69th. Shooters were Ayden Beckedahl 188, Justin Peterson 187, Colton Quakkelaar 183, Dalton Alt 177 and Jorn Brose 179.
Novodvorsky broke 100 straight clay targets in the qualifying round, one of only seven competitors to post a perfect score. He finished with 198/200, good for a 6th place finish in the individual competition. Ness scored 194/200 to finish 51st in the nation.
Other top individual finishers for coach Wayne Stanley’s clay target breakers were Peterson 170th, Myers 346th and Alt 384th. A field of 1,690 young shooters took part in the qualifying round.