The Hopkins High School Trap Team took home fourth place with a total score of 482 at the Minnesota State High School Clay Trap League Championship on June 21 hosted by the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Mark Czech, Hopkins Trap Team coach, “482 is the highest team score ever posted by a Hopkins team.”
The team originally tied for second place with Alexandria and Lakeville South, but ultimately took home the fourth place prize. Ties are broken by looking at the scores of the best athletes on each team.
Hopkins individuals at the state championship scored as follows:
Mason Donat, 97
Michael Thompson, 97
Troy Schroers, 93
Sam Barczak, 96
Carter Martodam, 98
The Hopkins varsity team earned a spot at the state competition after competing with 330 high school trap teams and over 8,300 student athletes at the Trap Shooting Championship in Alexandria.
Czech said the team should be very proud of this season. Several athletes shot their personal best rounds at the meet in Alexandria — a tremendous way to end the season.