Holt County Shooting Sports – North Central Trap Team – Conference Week 1

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Story courtesy of Trevor Timmerman, Club Reporter

In 2023 the North Central Trap Team (previously hosted by the O’Neill Gun Club) joined Holt County Shooting Sports- one of the largest 4-H shooting sports programs in the state. Joining forces brought awareness for youth in both groups, now they can join one club and participate in the shotgun discipline/trap team &they can also sign up for all other disciplines offered-BB gun, archery, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, muzzleloader, air rifle & air pistol.

The trap team kicked off their 2024 competition season Saturday, March 9th by competing at the USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS) Conference shoot in Alda, Ne at Heartland Public Shooting Park.  Youth competed in trap, sporting clays and skeet.  Varsity is grades 9-12 and junior varsity is grades 6-8. At this first competition 9 varsity and 7 junior varsity shooters participated with youth traveling from Bassett, Stuart, Atkinson, O’Neill, and Chambers.

Trap shooting is when shooters are aiming at 4 ¼ inch disc that is hurled in the air at a speed of 42 mph & flying away from the shooter, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter.  Shooters stand a minimum of 16 yards from the trap house.  The discs are shot in the air at varying angles, using an oscillating machine known as a “house.”  The shooter knows the target’s point of origin but doesn’t know the target’s angle.  Trap shooters shoot five shots from five different points on a semi-circular field.  Therefore, 25 shots per round.  Shooters rotate around the semi-circle until everybody has completed five shots from each position.

Sporting clays is often referred to as “golf with a shotgun” because it involves a scenic course, with no two stations alike. Various sized clay discs are released at varying speeds, angle, and distance at each station.  Because of the difference in terrain and random nature of the targets, this is considered one of the most realistic bird hunting simulations.

In Skeet shooting, the goal is to hit to clay discs that are crossing one another.  Two target machines are placed 40 meters apart, one at 10 feet high and one at 3.5 feet high.  Both targets rise to a maximum height of 15 feet by the time they reach the field’s center.  Shooters aim from seven positions on a semi-circular field, for a total of 25 rounds.  Traditionally, 17 targets are singles and eights are doubles.

Varsity Men Results

Name Overall Ranking1 Sporting Clays Scores2 Rank1 Trap Scores2 Rank1 Skeet Scores2 Rank1
Ian Shane 9/80 42/50 23/67 39/50 16/78 43/50 6/62
Oliver Shae 29/80 41/50 23/67 34/50 34/78 34/50 33/62
Tate Krysl 35/80 37/50 43/67 40/50 11/78 32/50 40/62
Wade Krysl 34/80 37/50 43/67 41/50 8/78 29/50 46/62
Dominic Hamilton 47/80 29/50 62/67 34/50 34/78 26/50 53/62
Tad Marrow 52/80 28/50 64/67 33/50 41/78 22/50 58/62
Connor Wallwey 62/80 28/50 64/67 28/50 57/78 13/50 61/62
Tavin Morrow 60/80 33/50 56/67 28/50 57/78 10/50 62/62

1 – Personal Ranking/Total Number of Entries

2 – Number of Targets Hit/Total Number of Targets

 

Junior Varsity Men Results

Name Overall Ranking1 Sporting Clays Scores2 Rank1 Trap Scores2 Rank1 Skeet Scores2 Rank1
Case Shane 2/40 42/50 9/25 44/50 1/39 32/50 6/16
Holt Shane 13/40 37/50 18/25 23/50 26/39 21/50 15/16
Jase Sanders 23/40 30/30 24/25 15/50 34/39 12/50 16/16
Trevor Timmerman 20/40 32/50 22/25 33/50 9/39
Ethan Cooper 23/40 32/50 22/25 25/50 23/39
Brayden Dobias 21/40 40/50 14/25 24/50 24/39
Connor Dobias 25/40 34/50 20/25 11/50 36/39

1 – Personal Ranking/Total Number of Entries

2 – Number of Targets Hit/Total Number of Targets

 

Varsity Women Results

Name Overall Ranking1 Sporting Clays Scores2 Rank1 Trap Scores2 Rank1 Skeet Scores2 Rank1
Shelby Anderson 21/22 7/50 20/20 16/50 20/21

1 – Personal Ranking/Total Number of Entries

2 – Number of Targets Hit/Total Number of Targets