Trapshooters take final shots

Reloading his gun, junior Trevor Gerholdt watches to see how his
other teammates are doing at one of the first home meets of the season.

The trapshooting season just ended on Monday with a meet at home, and after the season began almost two months ago at the very end of March, and head coach Dave Grund said he thinks that the season went very well.

“We have had another great year and added a lot of new, young shooters to the program,” Grund said. “Everyone shot well at the beginning, and ended the season even better.”

Taking aim, sophomore Josh Osterhaus uses his PA-08 WeatherB 12 gage pump action. “I use this gun because I’m used to shooting it, and it comes easy to me,” Osterhaus said.

Taking aim, sophomore
Josh Osterhaus uses his PA-08
WeatherB 12 gage pump action. “I
use this gun because I’m used to
shooting it, and it comes easy to
me,” Osterhaus said.

In each meet, there are two rounds. In those two rounds, each shooter is given a chance to hit 25 targets called clay pigeons that are launched into the air, giving each shooter 50 chances to hit pigeons. The shooters use 12-gauge shotguns to hit as many pigeons as they can. Anything in the 40s is considered a good score.

The Tigers have shot really well this season, with many shooters getting above 40 pigeons per meet. Because of this, the Tigers have won many of their meets, but they can’t do it without participation.

“I’m always grateful for those who participate in the sport,” Grund said. “It is nice when people contribute their time to help the team and to help the CF program remain strong.”

Lining up her shot, senior Melanie Matthias hits her target with ease.

Lining up her shot, senior Melanie Matthias hits her target with ease.

Grund is also happy with the coaching staff and how they handled the season. “As we finish the year as a coaching staff, I think that we are all very happy with the way the team shot,” Grund said. “However, we would like to add more solidarity to the team shooting, individually and for the whole squad.”

Junior Tristan Holden is happy with the season. “It was a pretty good year overall,” Holden said. “We all worked hard and got to improve our averages from the beginning of the season.”

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