BHS trap team competes at National Shoot

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Ten members of the Benson High School Trap Shooting team competed at the National Shoot, July 10-14 at Mason, MI.  They attended the event with coaches Andy Abner and Neal Klassen, along with most of the parents.

Competing at the National meet for the BHS Trap team were AJ Klassen, Reece Larson, Devon Liles, Brady Ascheman, and Jake Ness, who formed one team, and Gabe Abner, Hunter Mondor, Zander Hoffman, Jared Kurkosky, and Macoy Kurkosky, who were part of a second BHS team.

In the team competition, the BHS Squad #1 scored 443-of-500 clays and placed 110th of 206 total teams, while squad #2 scored 428-of-500 clays and placed 153rd.

Only the top 80 squads advanced to the finals so the BHS teams barely missed the cut.

Liles had a score of 98 on rounds of 49 and 49 to lead all the BHS trap shooters during the team competition, followed by Ascheman (44-47--91), Hoffman (45-45--90), Jared Kurkosky (42-47--89), Klassen (44-45--89), Abner (44-43--87), Ness (42-44-86), Mondor (41-41--82), Macoy Kurkosky (38-42--80), and Larson (39-40--79).

•  In the individual competition, there were 1,800 shooters.  All 10 BHS shooters were able to shoot 100 clays again and the top 400 competitors advanced to the finals.

Devon Liles led the Benson contingent with a score of 95-of-100 clays in the individual competition, followed on the Benson team by Macoy Kurkosky (93), Abner (91), Hoffman (89), Klassen (88), Jared Kurkosky (87), Mondor (83), Ness (77), and Larson (73).

Devon Liles and Macoy Kurkosky both made the final cut and shot an additional 100 clays in the individual finals, Sunday.  Liles was 165th after the first round and Kurkosky was 339rd....


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