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Hermantown Participates in World's Largest Shooting Sports Event

Eyewitness Sports
June 20, 2017 06:49 PM

More than 300 high school teams and 7,500 student athletes ventured to Alexandria to participate in the world's largest shooting sports event, The 2017 trap shooting championship. But, if you thought this was big, it only gets bigger at the state level.

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"I think there's about 13,000 that shoot in the state. You know, overall. And this is like the regional tournament for other sports, a sectional tournament. So your top teams from here go to the state tournament the following weekend," said Hermantown Head Coach Guy Leblanc.

Hermantown hasn't been to the state tournament since 2013, but after winning their conference this year. The team hopes to get back there. Freshman Jacob Gange explains the rules behind the sport.

"There's five on every, first person on the starting. The leader shoots, next shoot, everyone goes through, everyone goes through again. Then after five, you move to the right one station. Then whoever is on the far goes to the left," said Gange.

"It's an enjoyable sport and if you ever want to try it, find your local school and get active and get involved. Especially, if you're an outdoors kind of person," added Leblanc.

The varsity finished 8th while the junior varsity finished 10th.


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