NRHEG Takes Fourth at State Trap Tournament, Medford 15th
With a fourth-place finish in the team standings and a pair of top 15 individual performances, Saturday was a good day for NRHEG at the state trap shooting tournament in Prior Lake.
NRHEG's five shooters had a total of 468 out of 500 clay targets to finish fourth in the 36-team field. New Prague won the title with 480, St. Michael-Albertville broke 471 targets and Bemidji was third with 470. Medford shot 450 for 15th place, according to the state high school league scoreboard.
The Panthers' individual scores were Alex Romer at 96, Collin Christenson and Noah Lund with 94, Kyle Bartz with 93 and Zachary Eustice with 91. Christenson also shot a second time in the individual tournament, breaking 97 targets to finish in a tie for 10th place. Bartz shot 96 to tie for 14th place. The champion was Jack Knaus from Kimball, who was a perfect 100-for-100. Four shooters shot 99 and four more shot 98.
Medford's individual scores included Richard Iverson with 95, Zach Gedicke with 94, Jake Gedicke with 92, Nick Meixner with 90 and Ben Snyder with 79.
This was the third year the Minnesota State High School League hosted a trap shooting state tournament. More than 10,000 shooters competed during the regular season. The sport is co-ed and all shooters must have their gun safety certificate.