Medford Trap Team Dominates Early Conference Standings
Medford's trap shooting team has the top seven individuals to lead its conference two weeks into the season. Owatonna is second in its conference race.
Medford is led by Ben Snyder with his average of 24 hits on 25 shots through the first two weeks of the five-week competition season, according the the Minnesota Clay Target Shooting website. Brandon Kern is second with 23.75 and Richard Iverson is next with a 23.5 average. Blooming Prairie is second place in the conference.
Owatonna is second in the Class 5A, conference 3 standings. Cambridge-Isanti is in first place. Conferences in trap shooting are determined on number of shooters and are not based on school enrollment or geography. Other teams in the conference include Alden-Conger, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Crookston, Mora and Spring Lake Park. Competitions are held on virtual basis with scores each week entered online and compared to other teams in the conference.
Owatonna's top individuals are Brock Hanson and Weston Wilson, who are tied for third in the conference with a 23 average per round. Parker Aase is tied for 11th with 21.75. The Huskies' top female shooters are Ellie Youngquist and Tea Boerner. This is Owatonna's first year of sponsoring a trap shooting team.
NRHEG is second in Class 7A, conference 3 behind Monticello. The Panthers' Noah Lund is the top shooter in the conference with a 24.5 average, which is tied for top 10 overall in the state. Four shooters are perfect through the first two weeks.
More than 11,000 shooters are registered for Minnesota's spring trap shooting season. An all-comers state tournament will be held in June in Alexandria. The top teams will be invited to the Minnesota State High School League state tournament June 24 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.