Over 8,000 High School Athletes Participate 2022 MNSHSCTL Championships

Minnesota State High School Clay Target League

(Alexandria, MN) — June 21st, 2022 — High school athletes and teams representing schools from across the state  participated at the 2022 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championships.

The Trap Shooting Championship were held at the Alexandria Shooting Park from June 13th through June 21st. The nine-day event is the world’s largest clay target shooting event, and featured 7,897 athletes from 329 Minnesota high school teams. The 2022 MNSHSCTL Trap Shooting Championship is presented by Alexandria Technical & Community College

There are 9 classes with each class having one day to complete their shoot.   Results from each day can be found here: claytargetleaderboard.com

It’s estimated that over the 9 day tournament over 25,000 people visited the Shooting Park in Alexandria.

The Skeet Shooting Championship will be held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake MN on June 22nd and 23rd, featuring 269 athletes from 40 teams. The 2022 MNSHSCTL Skeet Shooting Championship is presented by SCHEELS

The 5-Stand and Sporting Clays Championships will be held in Marshall, MN at Shooter’s Sporting Clays. 68 athletes from 11 teams will participate in the 5-stand event on June 11th, while 54 athletes from 6 teams will compete in Sporting Clays on June 12th. SCHEELS is the proud presenting sponsor of the 2022 MNSHSCTL 5-Stand and Sporting Clays Championships.

View the Trapshooting Championship digital program at https://bit.ly/2022MNTCHAMP

View the digital program for Skeet, 5-Stand, and Sporting Clays at https://bit.ly/2022MNCLAYP

Additional championship sponsors include: The Bass Pro/Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Outdoor News, Do-All Outdoors, Walker’s, Mark Zauhar, Sportsman’s Guide, The U.S. Army, Minnesota Army National Guard, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association, Ducks Unlimited, AMSOIL, the North Dakota State College of Science, Federal Ammunition, Friends of NRA, Bismarck State College, and Explore Alexandria.

11,792 student athletes representing 400 high school teams across the state participated in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MNSHSCTL) this spring. The League is one of the largest high school sports in Minnesota, with more participants than Boy’s and Girl’s High School Hockey, combined.

On June 25th, the top 112 athletes and 40 teams from the League will compete at the MSHSL State Tournament in Prior Lake.

The MNSHSCTL is a part of the USA Clay Target League, which offers high school and college programs in 34 states.

Minnesota State High School Clay Target League

About the USA Clay Target League

With over 43,000 participating athletes in the 2021-2022 school year, the non-profit USA Clay Target League is the largest youth clay target shooting sport program in the world. The League offers trap, skeet, sporting clays, and 5-stand leagues to secondary and postsecondary schools across the country.

The League is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America and the League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to schools nationwide. The League is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it’s an ‘adaptive’ sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.

The League’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.

The League is the safest sport in school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. Each athlete must complete firearm safety certification before participation.

Visit http://championship.mnclaytarget.com/ for more information.

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