Princeton Clay Target varsity 5th at finals

Members of the Princeton clay target Varsity team which placed fifth at the Alexandria Gun Club last weekend: Silas Reek, Matt Hofstad, James Hill, Riley Broding, Hunter Luedtke, Austin Berghuis. Photos courtesy of Blake Broding

Members of the Princeton clay target Varsity team which placed fifth at the Alexandria Gun Club last weekend: Silas Reek, Matt Hofstad, James Hill, Riley Broding, Hunter Luedtke, Austin Berghuis. Photos courtesy of Blake Broding

The Princeton clay target team gathered 33 shooters for last weekend’s championship meet at the Alexandria Gun Club. The Tiger varsity squad finished its season by placing fifth out of 25 teams competing.

Austin Burghuis trained his shot pattern on a passing clay pigeon during the Alexandria shoot on Sunday. Burguis tied Riley Broding with a 94-of-100 score to lead the Princeton varsity.

Austin Burghuis trained his shot pattern on a passing clay pigeon during the Alexandria shoot on Sunday. Burguis tied Riley Broding with a 94-of-100 score to lead the Princeton varsity.

Posting the top scores for the varsity were Austin Burghuis and Riley Broding with 94 out of 100. Those two had one perfect 25-for-25 round, with more Princeton trap shooters posting one 25 round being Bryce Birkholz, Silas Reek, Preston Burch and Jack Radke.

The Princeton JV placed third out of 28 teams at Alexandria, with Birkholz leading with his 93-of-100. The Princeton Novice squad was seventh out of 25, led by Michael Murphy and JC Westling posting 61-of-75.

“We had an excellent day!  Lots of sun and very little wind made for a wonderful day to shoot trap,” described Coach Michelle Cunningham. “Many of our athletes had personal-best scores. With the overall scores of our shooters, we have a lot to look forward to in the future.”

 

2014 Princeton Clay Target team awards:  Top Gun: James Hill.  Most Improved: JC Westling.  Rookie of Year: Alyssa Schmaedeka. Academic Recognition (3.7 GPA+): Gabby Donais, Isaac Wubben, Jack Radke, Kyle Burch, Preston Burch, Scott Furman, Matt Hofstad, Michael Murphy, Damon Rademacher.

The Princeton clay target JV squad which placed third out of 28 teams at Alexandria: (Row 1, l-r)  Alex Christensen, Preston Burch, Isaac Wubben, and Jack Radke, (Row 2)  Grant Simon, Leroy Smith, Peter Hanson, Bryce Birkholz, and Braeden Radke.

The Princeton clay target JV squad which placed third out of 28 teams at Alexandria: (Row 1, l-r) Alex Christensen, Preston Burch, Isaac Wubben, and Jack Radke, (Row 2) Grant Simon, Leroy Smith, Peter Hanson, Bryce Birkholz, and Braeden Radke.

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