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Prep report: Hermantown trapshooters 18th at state

Jared Zeleznikar succesfully hit 95 out of 100 targets to pace Hermantown’s trapshooting team in the inaugural Minnesota high school state trapshooting tournament Saturday at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.

Hermantown finished 18th of 24 teams with a score of 438. Travis Salo hit 89 clay targets, Jake Billman 87, Mark Maki 85 and George Olson 82.

Buffalo, with four shooters hitting at least 99 targets, won the team competition with a score of 489. Buffalo’s Kurt Potter was the only shooter in the event to make all 100 attempts, while eight others connected on 99 of 100.

Monticello was team runner-up at 483.

-- Hibbing’s Rachel Stoddard tied for 15th in the individual competition, hitting 95 of 100 targets. She had hit all 100 a week ago at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship in Alexandria.

Dassel-Cokato’s Gust Lumdeen was the individual champion, missing only one shot in 100.

Minnesota is the first state in the country to sanction trapshooting as a state tournament.