County 7 Claybusters fourth at high school state meet


TORRINGTON Nearly 120 high school trap shooters from nine schools took part in the third annual Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championship Saturday at the Goshen County Sportsman Club.

Nine of the 13 state’s Clay Target League teams were in attendance at the state competition.

Area shooters from the County 7 Claybusters team were well represented in the top results, as the team finished fourth in the final team standings at the end of the day.

Cheyenne East High School won the state title with 452, beating out Campbell County with 442. Wheatland was third with 441.

Brett Gara and Brayden Frazier paced the varsity team. Gara finished tied for 12th with 86, while Frazier scored an 85.

In the junior varsity ranks, Makayla Gill won the girls’ junior varsity division with a score of 85, while Sam Birdsall paced the boys’ junior varsity team with 78 to finish tied for seventh.

In the novice division, Mateo Correa finished tied for fifth in the boys’ division with 73, while Aftyn Hager finished tied for 16th with 36.

Team standings:

1. Cheyenne East 452; 2. Campbell County 442; 3. Wheatland 441; 4. County 7 Claybusters 410; 5. Thunder Basin 401; 6. Lyman 400; 7. Sundance 338; 8. Wright 332; 9. Chugwater 247

Individual results (Goshen County competitors only):

Male novice high gun – T5. Mateo Correa 73; 21. Samuel Baker 39

Female novice high gun – T16. Aftyn Hager 36; T19. Lillian Jurek 25; 21. Sarah Birdsall 19

Male JV high gun – T7. Sam Birdsall 78; 17. Ayden Shimic 69; 22. Jackson Baker 64; T27. Will Baker 55

Female JV high gun – 1. Makayla Gill 85

Male varsity high gun – T12. Brett Gara 86; 15. Brayden Frazier 85; 23. Zach Jurek 76; 25. Lucas Gara 70

All-State honors ñ Trap: Hunter Howe; Skeet: William Knowlton, Brett Gara and Hunter Howe

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