Over 8,000 student athletes are expected to participate in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s (MNSHSCTL) Trap Shooting Championship at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota!
For nine days, student athletes representing over 350 Minnesota high school teams will compete for individual and team achievements in Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity classifications.
“Ten years ago, this tournament had only a few hundred student athletes participate and the tournament only took a handful of hours to complete,” said John Nelson, President of the MNSHSCTL. “Now with over 8,000 student participants and another 25,000 spectators through nine days, the MNSHSCTL Trap Shooting Championship is now the largest shooting sport event in the world”
The Minnesota Trap Shooting Championship is also the team-qualifying tournament for the State Tournament presented by the Minnesota State High School League. In addition to 100 individual qualifiers, a select group of teams will qualify at the Trap Shooting Championship to compete for the ultimate recognition as ‘State Champions’ in June at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Minnesota State High School League was the first and is the only state high school interscholastic athletic association in America to provide support and recognition for trap shooting as a high school sport.
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is a member of the USA High School Clay Target League, a division of the USA Clay Target League – a non-profit corporation. The League is the independent provider of clay target shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The League’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order