The Central Clay Crushers Trap Team had a squad of 5 team shooters plus 3 individual shooters in the USA Clay Target League National Championship last week in Mason, Michigan. Individual shooters qualify for Nationals by having an average of 19 or better out of 25 during the spring trapshooting season.
The shooters for the Team Qualifier on Friday, July 9 were JP Paumen, Alex Petersen, Kelsey Harms, Kourtney Harms, and Hunter Neubarth. Kyle Petersen, Jacob Brueggemeier, and Caden Perlbachs were alternates. The team placed 84 out of 158 teams in the Team Qualifier with a score of 440 out of 500, 3 birds short of making it to the Team Finals on Sunday.
The 8 shooters for the Individual Qualifier on Saturday, July 10 did very well, most of them shooting for the first time at Nationals. The top 400 out of a total of 1684 shooters qualified for the Individual Finals on Sunday, July 11.
228 - Alex Petersen - 93 (Friday) & 96 (Sunday) for a total of 189/200
415 - Kelsey Harms - 93
432 - JP Paumen - 93
714 - Kyle Petersen - 89
830 - Caden Perlbachs - 88
903 - Jacob Brueggemeier - 87
976 - Kourtney Harms - 86
1271 - Hunter Neubarth - 81
5 out of the 8 shooters shot perfect 25s, some for their first time ever. Kourtney Harms, Kelsey Harms, and JP Paumen shot perfect 25s during the Team Qualifier. Kyle Petersen and Alex Petersen shot perfect 25s during the Individual Qualifier. Alex Petersen shot his second perfect 25 during the Individual Final.
Congratulations to all of the Central Clay Crushers who all shot very well at the National Championship.
**Story and Photos Submitted by Jason Harms