TORRINGTON – The Goshen County High School Shooting Team hosted the Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championships on Saturday.
It was the second consecutive year the team has held state at the Goshen County Sportsman Club.
As a team, Goshen County finished fourth with a score of 428. Cheyenne East won the state title with 454, while Thunder Basin was second with 433. Wheatland was a close third with 431.
Brett Gara led the team with 95 in the varsity high gun division. His score was good for third out of 46 shooters in the division.
Brayden Frazier was the only other Goshen County team member to place in the top three in his respective division. His score of 86 in the junior varsity division was good for third place.
Gara, along with Lucas Gara and Wyler Fisher made the 2022 Trap All-State team.
Up next for the team is the National Championships which will be held July 6-10 in Mason, Michigan which will feature a maximum of 1,800 of the best shooters from the USA High School Clay Target League.
Shooting sports is the fastest growing sport in the US. They boast zero safety violations since it began. There are more than 30,000 students and 1,400 schools participating this year.
Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championship
(Top 3 listed regardless of school, plus all Goshen County shooters regardless of placing)
Male high gun – novice: 1. Gabriel Matthews (Niobrara County) 74; 2. Lane Liston (Thunder Basin) 71; 3. Gavin Storer (Cheyenne East) 69; 11. Haze Coulson (Goshen County) 44; 12. Remington Hansen (Goshen County) 35
Female high gun – novice: 1. Harley Cooley (Wright) 82; 2. Evelynn Henson (Thunder Basin) 77; 3. Jadelynn Whiting (Lyman) 68; 7. Lillian Jurek (Goshen County) 50
Male junior varsity high gun: 1. Tate Berry (Cheyenne East) 92; 2. Ethan Olsen (Wright) 87; 3. Brayden Frazier (Goshen County) 86; T24. Gauge Howe (Goshen County) 68; T35. Rhett Clarke (Goshen County) 61; 40. Brayden Dykes (Goshen County); T41. Brogan Dykes 56; T45. Wesley Butler 52
Female junior varsity high gun: 1. Xyla Rehling (Upton) 82; 2. Tara Troutman 80; 3. Nyah Parker (Thuder Basin) 73.
Male varsity high gun: 1. Bryce Humphrey (Cheynne East) 97; 2. Kolton Miller (Campbell County) 96; 3. Brett Gara (Goshen County) 95; T11. William Knowlton 87; T26. Sam Birdsall (Goshen County) 80; T26. Mateo Correa (Goshen County) 80; T30. Remington Mathson (Goshen County) 78; T30. Lucas Gara (Goshen County) 78; T32. Connor Moody (Goshen County) 77; T40. Zach Jurek (Goshen County) 74
Female varsity high gun: 1. Jessie Graves (Wheatland) 91, 2. Libby Logan (Wheatland) 87; 3. Nora Joslyn (Thunder Basin) 86
Team Standings: 1. Cheyenne East 454; 2. Thunder Basin 433; 3. Wheatland 431; 4. Goshen County 428