The popularity of high school clay target shooting never ceases to amaze me, and more than 600 students are scheduled to participate in this year’s North Dakota state tournament, set for June 17 at The Shooting Park in Horace, N.D.
In a news release, league organizers said 632 student athletes from 35 North Dakota high school teams will be participating in this year’s tournament. More than 900 North Dakota students from 38 high school teams participated in this year’s league, organizers say, and they were coached and supported by more than 200 volunteers.
No doubt the growing popularity of the high school trapshooting program has been good for many local shooting ranges, as well.
“The league continues to be the fastest-growing activity in North Dakota schools,” Jim Sable, executive director of the league, said in the news release. “Just a couple years ago we had just a handful of students at the State Tournament, now we’re over 600. It’s very exciting to see North Dakota embrace the High School Clay Target League as it has.”
Nationwide, more than 20,000 student athletes representing over 600 school-approved teams participated in the league during the 2016-17 school year.
For more information on the upcoming North Dakota tournament, click here.