The Laker Trap Team brought 21 shooters to compete at the Class 3A championships on Wednesday June 15th in Alexandria.
There was a total of 41 schools with 863 athletes shooting for top honors. With decent weather and a slight back wind, the Lakers started the first half of shooting strong with Micah Mahoney shooting his personal bests of 21 and 22 and Mason Reichmann shooting a 25 straight. Reichmann went on to crush a 50 straight and led the Lakers with 96 x 100.
Dylan VanZee had a strong day with 3 24x25s finishing with a 93 and Kyler Anderson was very solid with his 94 x 100. Parker Tauber also shot a 25 straight finishing with 92 x 100.
“We had a great day, and the kids had fun today, and that is what really matters. We finished in 10th out of 41 teams. Varsity shot 468 x 500! Did we want to finish better? Sure, but the kids shot very solid and consistant, and they enjoyed the day. That is what is most important. To enjoy the experience,” said head coach Jennie Stone.
In individual rankings, the Lakers had a nice showing with Mason Reichmann taking 17th male varsity out of 352 shooters; Tabbi Durand and Trelana Johnson tied for 22nd out of 39 for female varsity shooters. In JV ranks, Makayla Hagen took 6th place JV female out of 49 shooters with an 88, and John Jenson took 22nd place out of 232 male JV shooters. Aiden Yell was 29th in Novice class out of 135 competitors.
The team is currently sitting in 24th place in the 10-day tournament. At the end of the tourney, the top 40 teams move on to the MSHSL sanctioned team tournament in Prior Lake. At this point, the team needs some help to stay in that top 40 and move on. “You hate to say it, but we need a lot of teams to not do very well in order to move on, but we are not out of it yet!” stated Stone.
This year’s team is coached by Jennie and John Stone, Don Runquist, Bob Jacobs, Angela Hennen and Jason VanZee.