MASON, MICHIGAN – When the last target was broken at the USA High School Clay Target National Championship the South Prairie Royals captured ninth place in a field of 240 5-person teams. They led an impressive showing from North Dakota shooters on the national stage.
In Sunday’s team finals South Prairie broke 481 of 500 clay targets, an effort that garnered their top-10 placement. Berthold shot 473/500 for 30th place in the talented field. Claiming the championship was Calhoun High of Illinois with a sparkling 494/500.
South Prairie’s Samual Abel broke 100 straight in the individual finals and found himself in a shoot off with 18 other marksmen, earning his spot among the elite high school clay target shooters in the nation with an 8th place finish out of nearly 1,500 shotgunners.
Williston High School had two shooters that posted 99s, Brenan Kirk and Jake Ceynar, who finished 22nd and 23rd respectively. Sixth best among female shooters was Gretchen Deaver of Berthold who broke 98/100.