News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daniel Wackershauser, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 608.822.2303
Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date of Release: May 12, 2022

Trapshooting event draws large crowd in first year

Fennimore -

By all accounts, the first-ever High School Invitational Trapshoot, hosted by Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, was a success. The event was held at the Muscoda Sportsman’s Club on May 7 and it drew 200 competitors from 23 K-12 schools in western Wisconsin. “I think it went well,” said Matt Schneider, one of the organizers of the event, and advisor at Southwest Tech. Schneider and Dan Imhoff, executive director of facilities, safety and security, are co-coaches of the Southwest Tech Clay Target Team. They are also the state directors of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League.

The turnout on Saturday is yet another indication of the growth of the sport over the last 5-7 years. “High school trapshooting in Wisconsin is huge,” said Schneider, noting that a majority of the 30 high schools in Southwest Tech’s district field a competitive team.

The high school teams compete virtually, so this event provided a great opportunity for the young athletes to network, in person, with their peers. “I saw a lot of teams interacting and mingling,” noted Schneider.

Schneider indicated the event was well received by those in attendance, both the competitors and their guests. Throughout the day, attendees had the opportunity to visit the Southwest Tech Mobile Ag Trailer and Virtual Welder. Food was also available for purchase.



Male Varsity

1st | Hunter Knotwell | Lancaster

2nd | Nathan Fuchs | Hillsboro

3rd | Kaeden Chellevold | North Crawford

Male Junior Varsity

1st | Wyatt Jensen | Hillsboro

2nd | Lucas Crook | Dodgeville

3rd | Noah Waughtal | Melrose-Mindoro

Male Novice

1st | Kyeton Kolb | Pecatonica

2nd | Jacob Kruser | Shullsburg

3rd | Kaden Austin | Benton

Female Varsity

1st | Lora Hinz | Weston

2nd | Nevaeh Sargant | Dodgeville

3rd | Nora Sargant | Dodgeville

Female Junior Varsity

1st | Gillian Novacheck | Hillsboro

2nd | Ayla Reuter | Melrose-Mindoro

3rd | Alexis Hentrich | Mineral Point

Female Novice

1st | Camryn Hendrickson | Shullsburg

2nd | EricaRose Lease-Lundlum | Mineral Point

3rd | Zoe Russel | Boscobel


1st | Melrose-Mindoro

2nd | Riverdale

3rd | River Valley




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