County 7 Clay Busters third at state

TORRINGTON – On Saturday, June 24, kids from 15 schools from around the state of Wyoming converged on the Goshen County Sportsman Club for the Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championships.

When the smoke cleared, it was Cheyenne East High School taking the state championship with a team score of 472. Wheatland was second with 451, while the County 7 Clay Busters were third with 449.

Other teams taking part in the event included Buffalo, Burns, Campbell County, Hulett, Lyman, Niobrara County, Pine Bluffs, Riverside, Sundance, Thunder Basin, Upton and Wright.

The trio of William Knowlton, Remington Matson and Brett Gara led the team in the varsity male division. All three finished the day with 91 to finish tied for ninth.

Lillian Jurek led the junior varsity female division with a 13th-place finish with a score of 55, while in the novice division, Boden Prall placed fifth with 74 and Gaige McFarlin tied for sixth with 73.

Brett Gara, Remington Mathson and Connor Moody were the only trio from the County 7 Clay Busters to hit 25 straight.

On a day when the wind increased throughout the day, only Bryce Humphrey of Cheyenne East reached 50 straight.

Results (Goshen County competitors only)

Trap high gun ñ varsity male

T9. William Knowlton 91

T9. Remington Mathson 91

T9. Brett Gara 91

T22. Zach Jurek 88

T22. Connor Moody 88

T33. Lucas Gara 83

T35. Brayden Frazier 81

56. Mateo Correa 62

Trap high gun ñ JV male

T39. Remington Hansen 66

T42. Colter McFarlin 65

Trap high gun ñ JV female

13. Lillian Jurek 55

Trap high gun ñ novice male

5. Boden Prall 74

T6. Gaige McFarlin 73

T14. Wyatt Heilbrun 66