Pella fares well in Trap

Trap shooting left to right, Lydia Brackin and Maddie Schroder. Schroder received two first place awards and Brackin was third in the Rookie’s Ladies Division.

The Pella Shooting Team began the 2019 Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships by participating in State Trap at the Iowa State Trapshooting Association trap fields in Cedar Falls, June 5 through June 9.

Throughout the five days of competition, each division of athletes shot 200 rounds of American Singles Trap, 100 rounds of Doubles Trap where two targets are thrown at once, and 100 rounds of Handicap Trap where athletes have an added distance between themselves and the target.

During the week’s events, 122 teams were represented.

For American Singles Trap there were 115 Rookie Division athletes (5th grade and under), 825 Intermediate Division athletes (6th - 8th grades), and 1,782 Senior Division athletes (9th - 12th grades).

For Doubles Trap, there were 622 total athletes present, and for Handicap Trap, there were 734 total athletes present.

This year, the Pella Shooting Team would like to recognize a couple of athletes who placed during the events at the State Trap competition.

Lydia Brackin, a Pella Rookie, received 3rd place in the Rookie’s Ladies Division for American Trap Singles.

Madalynn Schroder, a Pella Intermediate, received 1st place awards in the Intermediate Entry Ladies Division for both Doubles Trap and Handicap Trap.

Congratulations to all of the athletes for an excellent trap season!