Five members of the Stillwater clay target shooting team were among the more than 2,000 shooters who competed in the USAHSCTL National Championships on July 10-14 in Mason, Mich.
Stillwater finished 136th out of 207 teams competing in the event, which was contested at the Michigan Trapshooters Association home grounds.
Members of the Stillwater team, which is based out of Oakdale Gun Club, included Ryan Augustine, Axel Bradshaw, Nathan Erickson, Hunter Neubauer and Wyatt Patzner, along with alternates Mason Jerdee and Dylan Stickan.
In addition to those seven, Grady Jerdee and Kyle Sharp also competed for Stillwater in the individual competition.
Five of Stillwater’s entries advanced to the finals. Ryan Augustine placed 17th with a two-day total of 196 (99-97) to lead the squad. Six additional shooters from Stillwater placed among the top 500.
The team is coached by Valerie Stickan, David Thomas, Dana Jerdee, Jeremy Stickan and Troy Bradshaw.
Woodrow Glazier of New Prague High School repeated as individual national champion after hitting all 200 targets over two days. Roseau High School completed the sweep for Minnesota shooters as it captured the national team championship. The five-person team hit 964 out of 1,000 targets. Calhoun High School in Illinois was the runner-up with a two-day total of 962.
There were five other teams from Minnesota that finished in the top 10, including Alden-Conger (3rd), Champlin Park (6th), Lakeville South (7th), New Prague (8th) and Annandale (10th).