MASON, Mich. -- The Bemidji High School trap team is moving on to the finals of the national championship.
The Lumberjacks finished 63rd of 206 teams during Friday’s preliminary round of the USA High School Clay Target League National Championship in Mason, Mich. Their clip was enough to safely make the cut for Sunday’s finals.
“They shot at their average or above. That’s, really, all you can ask for,” team manager Kelly Geiger said. “The scores were good enough to make it onto the finals on Sunday. That’s always a big goal.”
BHS recorded a team score of 459. Individually, Ian Ekstrom paced Bemidji with a 94, Kiah Martinson and Brecken Meyers each had 93s, Kaleb Bruns posted a 90 and Trevor Voss had an 88.
Lakeville South topped all teams on Friday with a 484 team score, while five individuals posted 100 Straights.
The top 80 teams advance to the finals, and Bemidji is one of 30 Minnesotan teams to reach the stage. The Jacks are scheduled to shoot at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
First, though, the individual competition will be held today. The top 400 shooters will advance to Sunday’s finals.