Father, son take trapshoot titles
Brett Friesen and his son Tony, age 15, have brought home several state championship titles over the past few weeks.
The streak started in Minnesota in early July, when Tony won the Sub-Junior Singles Championship title for the second year in a row, by shooting 192x200 in singles.
He also won the handicap event with a 95x100 score --and both of these titles were earned in 40-mile-per-hour winds!
With these victories, Tony has qualified to shoot in the Champion of Champions event for the second year in a row, held as part of the national trapshooting competition held in Sparta, Ill., later this month.
Tony's father, Brett Friesen, also came into the competition at the top of his game, winning the Class C Doubles Championship with a 94 x 100.
Then it was on to Aberdeen, S.D., for the South Dakota State Shoot, where Tony won the Sub-Junior Singles Runner-Up trophy with a 195x200.
Brett shot an impressive 197x200 to bring home the Class C Singles Championship title as well.
Lastly, the duo went to Bismarck for the North Dakota State Shoot, held earlier this month. Tony won the Sub-Junior Non-Resident Championship trophy with a score of 187 x 200.
Brett then followed up Tony's win with a 96x100 to win the North Dakota Handicap Championship title.
The Friesens will make their final stop this summer in Sparta, Ill., to compete for the national title against approximately 2000 other shooters from around the United States and Canada.