Proctor trap is heading back to state for the 3rd straight year

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For the past two years the Proctor trap shooting team has set their sights on state, and for the third straight season they have hit their target. Going back-to-back-to-back they enter state as the only Northland squad to earn one of the 40 state qualifying spots.

One of their biggest weapons comes in senior Allana Carlson. Ranked in the top five in the state she enters the girls division, brand new to 2023.

“I’m really excited, especially because they added that separate division. In the last three years I haven’t come close to medaling, and this year is nicer because I’m fourth in the state. So I have a closer, a higher chance of medaling,” Carlson said.

25 girls and 100 boys qualify for state as individuals, not-counting ties. However, girls can choose which division they want to compete in.

“It’s a lot of dedication. A lot of our athletes that are in the top, in the one-percent, the league requires two scores a week. A lot of these individuals, these athletes, are shooting 100 targets every week and the extra shooting really plays off,” head coach Allan Carlson added.

The Rails posted on Facebook that their team will consist of: Gabe Bachke, Laine Graves, Austin Carlson, Owen Forstrom and Henry Eastling representing the Team with Henry Napoli and Thor Forstrom as alternates. Laine Graves, Gabe Bachke, Austin Carlson, Allana Carlson, Owen Forstrom and Henry Napoli will also be competing as Individuals.

State competition begins on Friday, June 23 at Prior Lake. Click here for state tournament updates.