Perfect vs. Perfect On The Trap Range

You might be surprised to learn that the fastest-growing high school sport in Iowa is trapshooting. In fact, according to Ron Underwood, president of the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program since it began 10 years ago, the increase is off the charts.

"We had 170 kids at our first shoot," he said, "and we had more than 1,300 from 86 schools this year. We've had double digit growth 5 years running."

But it's not all about quantity, as the quality of shooters has increased as well.

Check this out: This past weekend there was a finish for the ages at the Iowa High School and Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championship. High school trap shooter Austin Gerber shot his first perfect 100 (four rounds of 25 clays), then went up against eight—yes, eight!—other perfect 100 shooters in a shoot-off to determine a winner. Austin topped them all for first place.

Congrats to Austin on his amazing win, and kudos to all the other competitors, coaches and volunteers that make high school trapshooting such a fantastic sport!

You can read more about Austin's big win by clicking here.


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