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2018 State Trap Shoot

This weekend was all about the birds. Well pigeons.....clay pigeons that is. After a long, cold season of practices and events, it all boiled down to the "state" competition. The Invitational Trap Shoot, April 13 & 14, 2018 at the Wenatchee Gun Club.

Fifteen students from the Kettle Falls Bulldog FFA Trap team arrived at Wenatchee Friday afternoon to show their skills at the final event of the season. Friday afternoon was filled with games: Annie Oakley, Miss & Out, Chipper and Buddy Shoot. Team Kettle Falls did a fantastic job representing with the following students placing:

Garret Burch- 1st in Annie Oakley

Garry Esvelt- 4th in Annie Oakley

Ty Williams- 5th in Miss & Out

After the games were over, the team headed to Red Robin for dinner. Burgers and milkshakes were enjoyed by all. Once tummies were full, it was back to the hotel and off to bed.

Saturday morning was beautiful. Sun was out, winter jackets were shed and kids were ready to shoot. If you haven't been to an organized shooting event for kids, I highly encourage you to attend one. The level of competency, integrity, sportsmanship and safety is absolutely outstanding. I am in awe of not only their shooting abilities but of the integrity exhibited by all.

A total of 31 squads shot on Saturday. Each squad consisted of up to 5 shooters. Kettle had three squads. My son, Ty was on squad 1. While that squad did not place (top 4 only), Ty had a great day and scored 91 out of 100. While the official rankings are not in yet, I believe Ty landed in the top 10 of roughly 155 shooters!

Kettle squad 2 had an outstanding day and ended up securing the 3rd place team position. On that squad, Jenelle Jensen placed 3rd in the Women's Individual.

Today will hold a special place in my heart. I am proud to watch my son become a confident and responsible man. With only 2 more years until he graduates and begins his own adventures, I cherish attending these events and will hold on the memories for a lifetime.

Thanks to the coach (and his wife) who have made my young man a very happy, though tired and hurting, trap shooter tonight.

Photography and blogging is John's thing. Today however, John got to be more than the man behind the camera. John participated in the Adviser's shoot. I will be kind and not post his it has easily been a decade since he has shot trap.

After the Adviser shoot, it was all back to business. Here is John doing his thing......

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