Minnesota All-State Area Shooters
A number of KDHL/POWER 96 and KRFO/KAT KOUNTRY 105 area athletes achieved 2023 All-State status for their shooting prowess.
Trap Shooting All-State
Hayden Ferguson Zumbrota-Mazeppa 24.6 Season Average Score
Zale Bushlack United South Central 24.6
Jacob Cihak Tri-City United 24.4
Joshua Klotz Farmington 24.4
Henry Kuiters Albert Lea 24.3
Reid Wildgrube Medford 24.3
Cody Laskowske Albert Lea 24.2
Hunter LenzMeier Jordan 24.2
Hunter Conrad Bethlehem Academy 24.2
Kate Kuiters Albert Lea 24.1
Dylan Fox Tri-City United 24.1
Joshua Estrem Kenyon-Wanamingo 24.1
Jack Stevens Albert Lea 24.0
Travis Wittwer Rochester Mayo 24.0
Tanner Green Albert Lea 24.0
Jack Drill Lakeville North 24.0
Taylor Busho Owatonna 23.9
Marshall Donahue Faribault High School 23.9
Nathan Martinson Austin 23.9
Ivan Schweim Lakeville South 23.8
Samuel Decker New Prague 23.7
Gavin Gillespie New Prague 23.7
Kaden Dietz Tri-City United 23.7
Kymin Morsching Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 23.7
Zachary Lambrecht New Prague 23.7
Zac Luhman Goodhue 23.7
Branko Schoenbauer Tri-City United 23.7
Marcus Berger LeSueur-Henderson 23.7
Gavin Gillespie New Prague 23.6
Tadd Stanton Northfield 23.3
Patrick Mergens Northfield 23.1
Riley Bjorgaard New Prague 22.9
Sean Cameron Lakeville South 22.8
Samuel Decker New Prague 22.8
Preston Schlichter Austin 22.5
Brody Seim Stewartville 22.4
Thomas Root Stewartville 21.5
John Lenzmeier Jordan 45.8
Kira Wolf, senior, Detroit Lakes got the first-ever state championship in the Girls Division by hitting 99 of 100 targets to edge two other competitors by one target.
The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Board of Directors approved a proposal to add a Girls Division to the field that includes an Open Division.
There were 100 individuals that qualified for the Open Division and 28 that qualified for the Girls Division.
Girl participants have the option to compete in the Open Division with the boys, but none did so in the inaugural year of the option.
Wolf said after winning she had never hit 99 targets before, "And to do so in this setting, with this opportunity, is just something I never imagined could happen. It will take a while to realize just how big this is."
The rest of the top five in the Girls Division included:
- Kerra Ramsey Fertile-Beltrami
- Taylor Reinhardt Spring Grove
- Saijal Slafter Mabel-Canton
- Taylor Busho Owatonna
In the Open Division there was a three-way tie for the individual championship. United South Central's Zale Bushlack. Spring Lake Park's Mason Meyer, East Ridge Alex Krska all had perfect scores of 100.
Tri-City United's Dylan Fox was fourth followed by Stillwater's Lucas Berry and Glencoe-Silver-Lake's Hunter Gens tying for fifth.
United South Central captured the team title by hitting 484 of 500 targets. The Rebels were 12th last season.
Fairmont placed second with a 482 along with Roseau and Wayzata.
After tie breaking criteria was applied Fairmont was second, Roseau third and last year's champions Wayzata 4th. Sibley East finished fifth with a 480 score.
In addition to Bushlack other members of the state championship team are William Allis, Hunter Bruckhoff, Braxton O'Rourke, Michael Shepherd Jr.
USC Head Coach Darin Magnuson said he believed a state title was within their reach coming into the season. "We had all the right pieces returning. We had great seniors and talented younger shooters. All that was needed was to put in the time and effort to make it a great season. These kids worked hard and deserved this."
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