Updated: June 20, 2021 11:17 PM
Created: June 20, 2021 11:07 PM
Throughout the week Northlanders have been among many trekking to Alexandria, Minnesota for the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Trap Shooting Championship.
Over 6,500 individuals representing over 300 teams are participating in the nine day event which runs from June 14-22.
As of Sunday evening both the Proctor and Hibbing teams held spots in the top 25, coming in at 18th and 23rd respectively.
The Rails Allana Carlson took first place in the Class 3A varsity female division. In 4A Sam Juidici of Hibbing earned 3rd place in the varsity male top gun.
Larry Ledum, a safety officer for the event, said athletes find success at these events by making safety a priority.
"That's the number one deal in this whole works," Ledum said. "Then, after that, we have marksmanship and fun, but the number one is safety."
The top 40 teams to come out of the championship will advance to the state tournament at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake on June 25th..
The field will be finalized on Tuesday following the completion of the event. To track the qualifying teams, click here.
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