The Sleepy Eye FFA Trap Shoot team competed in the first two events of their season.

The Sleepy Eye FFA Trap Shoot team competed in their first event of the season at Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 9. Team members who participated included Parker Neid, Kyle Christensen, Owen Braun, Jaden Sellner and Josh Nelson.

Parker Neid placed 22nd individually at Springfield, with Kyle Christensen not far behind, placing 24th out of 108 shooters. The Sleepy Eye team placed 13th out of 24 teams.

The team traveled to Mountain Lake on Saturday, Sept. 16 for their second event. Team members who participated included Parker Neid, Landon Strong, Kadon Strong, Owen Braun, Jaden Sellner and Josh Nelson.

At the Mountain Lake shoot, Jaden Sellner was the top shooter on the Sleepy Eye team scoring a 43, and placing 16th out of 102 shooters. He was followed by Parker Neid with a 42 and Josh Nelson with a 40. The team finished in fifth place out of 24 teams.

Trap shooting is one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting. The objective of the trap shooting team is to involve students in the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior, along with safe and responsible use of firearms. The program also helps members develop self-confidence, personal discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork.

The first two trap shooting events were a success for the Sleepy Eye FFA team. They have one more event this season and they hope to do well. The team is sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club. They sponsored shooting registration fees, team T-shirts, and trap loads. Their support is much appreciated by the team members.