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Clay Target: MSHSL state tournament Friday, June 22

Four lakes area marksmen will compete in the Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target State Tournament Friday, June 22, at Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.

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Four lakes area marksmen will compete in the Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target State Tournament Friday, June 22, at Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.

The four include Chris Hahn, Wadena-Deer Creek; Dominick Carlson and Hunter Seefeldt, Verndale; and Jack Benson of Staples Motley.

Admission and parking are free to the MSHSL's final state tournament of the 2017-18 school year.

Fast facts

When: Friday, June 22

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Where: Minneapolis Gun Club, 20006 Judicial Rd., Prior Lake, MN 55372

Schedule:

7:30-8 a.m.: Team competition check-in
8:30 a.m.: Opening ceremony
9 a.m.: Team competition begins
12:15 p.m.: Team awards ceremony
12:30-1 p.m.: Individual competition check-in
1 p.m.: Individual competition begins
3:30 p.m.: Individual awards ceremony
Tournament results: www.claytargetleaderboard.com

Competing teams:

St. Michael-Albertville, Wayzata, Park Rapids, Lakeview, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, Alexandria Area, Bemidji, New Prague, Alden-Conger, Marshall, Hibbing, Roseau, United South Central, Lakeville South, Fairmont, Mahtomedi, Champlin Park, Buffalo, Delano, Perham, East Grand Forks, Austin, Tri-City United, Prior Lake, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Hutchinson, Farmington, Cambridge-Isanti, Monticello, Northfield, St. Peter, Spring Grove, Rogers, Zimmerman, Owatonna, Belle Plaine, Maple Grove, Ada-Borup/Norman County West, Big Lake, Willmar.

Returning individual champions:

Kimball's Jack Knaus, the 2016 state champion, and New Prague's Woodrow Glazer, the defending champion, have qualified.

Qualifying:

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There are 115 individual participants and 40 teams

Top Gun All-State Team:

At the conclusion of the tournament, eight participants will be selected to the Mills Fleet Farm Top Gun All-State Team.

History:

In 2012, the MSHSL became the first high school activities association in the nation to provide support and recognition for clay target. The first tournament was conducted in 2014. Four years later, more than 12,000 participants representing 349 high school teams will participate. They are coached and supported by more than 4,000 volunteers.

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