Clay Target: 3 area teams, 41 area athletes to compete at nationals
Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Pillager will complete among 207 other teams in the National Championship of the United States of America High School Clay target League Wednesday, July 10, through Sunday, July 14, in Mason Mich.
After two days of practice, the team competition will begin Friday, July 12, with 207 teams competing to be one of the top 80 teams that will qualify for the team finals held Sunday.
The individual competition opens Saturday, July 13, with 1,800 athletes competing to make it into the top 400 that will qualify for the individual finals also Sunday.
Area athletes competing in the individual event will be Mara Adams (Pine River-Backus), Emily Cory (Verndale), Fletcher DeRosier (Brainerd), Drake Dukowitz (Staples-Motley), Blaise Edinger (Brainerd), Luke Engelmeyer (Brainerd), Eli Engelmeyer (Brainerd), Tyler Fleischhacker (Brainerd), Nathan French (Brainerd), Gabe Gibson (Crosby-Ironton), Andy Grell (Pillager), Nathan Heldt (Pillager), Sam Hess (Verndale), Trevor Hutchison (Crosby-Ironton), Hunter Johnson (Pequot Lakes), Jack Johnson (Pequot Lakes), Cooper Johnson (Pequot Lakes), Cole Kaneski (Pequot Lakes), Ben Krall (Brainerd), Braydon Lane (Pequot Lakes), Cooper Nelson (Pequot Lakes), Deavon Olson (Pillager), Maddie Pettit (Pequot Lakes), Josh Pettit (Pequot Lakes), Josh Pettit (Pequot Lakes), Ann Pugh (Pillager), Myca Reynolds (Pequot Lakes), Dilon Rick (Brainerd), Dawson Rickard (Pequot Lakes), Parker Roscoe (Brainerd), Brock Schibonski (Brainerd), Blake Schibonski (Brainerd), Matthew Schluttner (Verndale), Gage Siewert (Pillager), Trey Soderman (Brainerd), Dawson Sprau (Pillager), Sadie Tryggeseth (Pillager), Allie Tryggeseth (Pillager), Edward Volkl (Pillager), Annika Wiczek (Pequot Lakes) and Nikolas Wiese (Verndale).