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Local shooters on State Trapshooting Teams

Anthony Friesen, Jona Friesen and Calvin Nodsle show off the hardware each achieved at the 2009 Minnesota State Trapshoot in Alexandria.

The Minnesota Trapshooting Association recently named their 2009 Trapshooting State Teams, and Detroit Lakes was strongly represented by three outstanding youth shooters. Anthony Friesen was honored for his shooting ability by placement on the Junior's 1st Team with Calvin Nodsle and Jona Friesen, both Sub-Juniors, made the 1st Team for their category. All three of these youth shooters earned multiple trophies, awards and honors throughout the 2009 shooting season.

To qualify for this prestigious honor shooters must complete certain hefty requirements. These include registering targets at four or more Minnesota clubs, competing in the High All-Around competition at either their resident Minnesota Zone Shoot or the State Shoot, as well as registering a large number of targets over the course of one year. Of the hundreds of shooters who actively compete in ATA registered trapshooting, only 66 were chosen to represent the state in 6 team categories -- Men, Lady, Veteran, Senior Veterans, Juniors and Sub-Juniors.

Trapshooting is a fun, disciplined sport for all ages, allowing parents, grandparents and youth shooters to compete for fun as well as for competition. For more information about trapshooting, and to find a trapshooting club near you, please visit or