Luke Roiger takes aim during the State FFA Trap Shoot. Tiger team members are Anna Plotz, Cole Christensen, Andy Baumann and Tim Rogotzke.

Tiger FFA makes its mark in State Trap Shoot

Springfield FFA participated in the State Trap Shoot at Marshall recently.  The Tigers’ young team did good shooting, finishing in the top 10 — tying with Eden Valley – Watkins for eighth place with a score of 162, and then falling to ninth place with the tie breaker fifth-shot. 

Sixty-five teams with 292 individuals from across the state participated in the tournament

The top 10 teams in the Trap Shoot were 1. Mt. Lake 178; 2 Alden-Conger 178 (tie-breaker); 3. Marshall 175; 4. United South Central 17; 5. Wabasso 172; 6. Jackson County Central 166; 7. Martin County West 164; 8. Eden Valley-Watkins 162; 9. Springfield 162; and Dassel- Cokato,161.

Springfield’s best shooters in the Trap Shoot were Andy Baumann, who finished in thirteenth place among  individuals, hitting 46 out of 50 shots; and Luke Roiger, who finished in twenty-third place with 45 out of 50 shots. 

Springfield FFA team placed seventh in the Skeet division. Tim Rogotzke was the Tigers’ best shooter, placing eleventh hitting 16 out of 25.

Springfield FFA team placed twenty-fourth in Sporting Clays.  Luke Roiger was the Tigers’ best shooter, placing thirty-fourth.

Trapshooting is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shooting shotguns at clay targets). The other disciplines are skeet shooting and sporting clays. They are distinguished roughly as follows:

• In trap shooting, the targets are launched from a single “house” or machine, generally away from the shooter.

• In skeet shooting, targets are launched from two “houses” in somewhat “sideways” paths that intersect in front of the shooter.

• Sporting clays includes a more complex course, with many launch points.

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