On June 18, 17 Westonka student-athletes participated in the Minnesota State High School Trapshooting Championships at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota. On a sunny and very windy day, the team shot well through four rounds of 25 targets for each shooter.
Congratulations to senior Jack Kraay for shooting 25 straight in his fourth round and sophomore Joe Schwob for shooting 25 straight in his first round.
Earning Team-High Gun:
senior Jack Kraay (varsity male) – 90
sophomore Carter Chase (JV male) – 75
eighth-grader Drew Grinde (novice male) – 62
ninth-grader Annika Wulf (novice female) – 44
Minnesota Trapshooting Championships is, reportedly, the world’s largest shooting sports event of its kind. Over 300 high school teams featuring almost 7,500 student-athletes competed over nine days June 12-20.
The Westonka trap team also completed the 2017 spring competition season on May 30. The team had a record number of 54 student-athletes this year.
Front row (from left): eighth-graders Ian Erickson, Charlie Ficek, Gunnar Smith, Drew Grinde
Middle row: junior Shane Yanta, senior John Koch, sophomore Joe Schwob, seventh-grader Sofie Baker, ninth-grader Annika Wulf
Back row: head coach Jeff Hanratty, assistant coach Roger Koch, sophomore Carter Chase, sophomore Gage Olson, sophomore Blake Hammond, senior Ryan Hanratty, senior Jack Kraay, 2017 MWHS graduate Corey Hultgren, junior Cole Riley, ninth-grader Benjamin Orteleza
Not pictured: assistant coaches Craig Yanta and Tim Schwob