The Sleepy Eye FFA trap shooting team has completed its season.

The Sleepy Eye FFA trap shooting team has completed its season. There were three shoots for the season: Springfield, Mountain Lake, and then the State Shoot at Marshall.

Trap shooting and sporting clays are two 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 2018 Sleepy Eye FFA Trap Shoot Team members who participated in the first shoot in Springfield included: Kyle Christensen, Josh Nelson, Owen Braun, Carter Fischer, Carter Fromm, Kadon Strong, Matt Sellner, Jake Price, and Alex Joramo. The Sleepy Eye team placed 11th and the top shooter was Alex Joramo who got 54 out of 75.

The team then traveled to Mountain Lake on Sept. 15, where the Sleepy Eye team placed 13th. Josh Nelson was the top shooter who got a 42 out of 50 and placed 16th overall.

On Sept. 21 and 22, they traveled to Marshall to compete. Team one consisted of Kyle Christensen, Josh Nelson, Owen Braun, Carter Fischer, and Carter Fromm. Team two consisted of Kadon Strong, Matt Sellner, Jake Price, and Alex Joramo. Team one placed 15th and team two placed 35th. Kyle Christensen placed 27th overall and shot a 34 out of 50. Matt Sellner also placed well at 35th and shot 33 out of 50.

This year the team was 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. The team had a great season and is looking forward to next year!