Athletes from Roseau (Minn.) High School over the years have earned a reputation for their prowess at shooting pucks and basketballs, but now they also can add clay targets to their list.
The Roseau High School trapshooting team won the National Team Championship on Sunday, July 14, at the USA High School Clay Target League’s 2019 National Championship in Mason, Mich.
The five-person team hit 964 targets out of 1,000 to prevail over 207 other teams during the course of the July 10-14 event, topping Calhoun (Ill.) High School by two targets.
A Minnesota competitor also won the individual title. Woodrow Glazer, a recent graduate of New Prague High School in southern Minnesota, took home the title of National Champion for the second year in a row. Glazer shot a perfect 200x200 to win the individual championship, in which 1,800 students competed.
Nearly 3,000 registered athletes participated in this year’s National Championship, and more than 6,000 spectators watched the competition, according to a news release from the USA Clay High School Clay Target League.
“This year's National Championship was fantastic,” John Nelson, president of the USA High School Clay Target League, said in a news release. “The League congratulates all the participants that qualified to attend the event this year, and we thank the athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers that made this event great.”
Nationwide, more than 32,000 students from more than 1,000 school-approved teams competed in Clay Target League programs during the 2018-19 school year.