Minnesota to Host the World’s Largest Youth Trapshooting Tournament
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) is proud to announce that 3,948 registered student athletes are scheduled to participate in the 2014 Championship, June 6-10 at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota. For five days, student athletes representing 176 Minnesota high schools will compete for individual and team achievements in Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity classifications.
“Five years ago, we had a couple hundred student athletes and the tournament doubled the number of participants from just last year,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the MSHSCTL. “With an expected 15,000 attendees including 3,948 student athletes, our Championship will be the largest youth trapshooting tournament in the world” Sable said.
The 2014 Championship is also the team-qualifying tournament for the inaugural 2014 State Tournament presented by the Minnesota State High School League. In addition to 104 individual qualifiers, 24 teams will qualify from the Championship and compete for the ultimate recognition as state champions on June 14, 2014 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Minnesota State High School League will become the first and only state high school interscholastic athletic association in America to provide support and recognition for trapshooting as a high school sport.
Generous supporters for the Championship includes The Sportsman’s Guide™ as title sponsor and supporting sponsors including Federal Premium Ammunition®, Minnesota Youth Shooting Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Runnings, Ice Castle Fish Houses, and Mark Zauhar.
6,100 student athletes representing 185 high school teams recently completed their spring season in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Since 2001, the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League has no reported injuries or gun-free zone school violations.