Trapshooting: Warriors compete at clay target state tournament Saturday

The Brainerd Warriors Trap and Skeet Team season continues as it travels to the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League State Championship Saturday, June 18, at Alexandria.


The Brainerd Warriors Trap and Skeet Team season continues as it travels to the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League State Championship Saturday, June 18, at Alexandria.

Brainerd finished second in its conference after five weeks of shooting. Taking first was Lakeview with 28,088 points followed by Brainerd 26,838.5, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 22,201.5, Byron 18,906.5, Cretin-Derham Hall 18,693, Cannon Falls 14,894 and Dawson-Boyd 14,204.

The Warriors will be participating in the world's largest trap shooting competition. The 8-day MSHSCTL Championship starts Tuesday, June 14, at the Alexandria Shooting Park. On each of the eight days, an average of 1,150 high school athletes will compete against each other to see who Minnesota's top trap shooters are.

Top teams at Alexandria move on to the Minnesota State High School League Tournament June 25 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.

The Warriors will send 18 varsity and 24 junior varsity shooters to Alexandria.


Warriors coach Mike Hammer says this year's team has proven it can shoot the scores needed to rise to the top. Hammer added that consistency is a must. At the championship, each shooter will be thrown 100 targets and they need a score in the mid-90s to be in the top 20.

Senior Andrew Muesing was the varsity team's high gun for the season. Muesing had a season average of 23.3 targets broken out of 25. That placed him in the top 100 shooters (79th) out of 10,089 high school trap shooters in Minnesota.

Muesing has been invited to compete in the MSHSL Tournament for the individual championship. It was the second year in a row that Muesing was in the top 100.

Shooting for the Warrior varsity trap team in Alexandria and their season averages are: Andrew Muesing 23.3, Parker Roscoe 22.6, Tristan Rosekrans 21.7, David Mars 21.6, Sam Jensen 21.5, Pierce Solseth 21.5, Hunter Erickson 21.4, Collin French 21.1, Adam Schulke 21.1, Grant Kosobud 21, Zach Rushmeyer 20.9, Nicholas McCullough 20.7, Logan Pratt 20.5, Dylan Speldrich 20.5, Trey Soderman 20.3, Logan Waidelich 20.25, Cody Sjodin 19.9 and Cheyenne Abear 19.8.

Shooting for the Warrior JV team will be: Dustin Stark 18.9, Nick Krantz 18.88, Gabe Clow 18.8, Max Walker 18, Luke Engelmeyer 17.8, Taylor Pratt 17.8, Brody Bruggeman 17.6, Ally Smith 17.6, Tyler Fleischhacker 17.4, Tanner Mcfarlin 17.4, Thomas Sullivan 17.4, Dilion Rick 17.1, Connor Pratt 17, Chris Stout 16.5, Taylor George 16.4, Noah Blakeman 16.3, Jared Marthaler 16.3, Kody Frame 16.2, Kaytlin Sunde 16.2, Joshua Ewald 15.5, Zachery Vogt 15.5, Jadin Schiller 14.3, Anna Hague 10.2, Caitlin Stark 10.2, and Delanie Dosh 10.

The Warrior Skeet Team will compete at the MSHSCTL State Tournament June 26 at the Minneapolis Gun Club. The Warriors finished fifth in their conference.

First place went to Andover with 1114.5 points, followed by Centennial 1011.5, Forest Lake 768.5, Mahtomedi 694.5, Brainerd 628, Perham 583.5, BOLD 527, Robbinsdale Armstrong 504.5.

Skeet team members shooting in Prior Lake and their season average are Brett Hague 18.4, Treshon Johnson18.1, Garett Lee 17.4, Jordan Vanrisseghem 17.4, Austin Niemeyer 16.8, Nickolas Blair 15.8, Jacob Vanrisseghem 14.7 and Zachary Strong 13.6.


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