Shooters fare well but wind hampers scores
DONIPHAN—Despite a sunny 67 degrees, strong winds with gusts up to 37 mph greeted a total of 443 shooters competing at the Mid-Nebraska Trapshooting Conference range on Saturday, including 273 senior division shooters and 170 junior division shooters.
Gothenburg Youth Trap Club members posting high scores for the week included senior division shooters Joshua Reinhard and Dalton Simants who tied for top 16-yard shooters by breaking 47 of 50 rocks and finishing just three rocks outside of the conference award winners. Teammate Talbot Buchholz followed up with a total of 46 of 50 rocks. Simants also earned a 25-straight award.
Top handicap senior shooters were Buchholz with a total of 43 of 50 rocks from the 23-yard line, and Tyler Buesing who broke 40 of 50 from the 21-yard line.
Gothenburg’s top overall senior division shooter was Buch-holz who shot 89 of 100 total rocks.
Tucker Bartlett was Goth-enburg’s top junior division shooter by breaking 43 of 50 at the 16-yard line, followed by teammate Zachary Maurer who broke 40 of 50 total rocks.
The next competition shoot at Doniphan will take place on April 12 with coaches Larry Simants and Scott Simants.