Reed City Trap Shooting Team Places 11th Overall at National Championship

MASON — The Reed City Trap Shooting Team sent two teams to the High School Clay Target National Championship in Mason two weekends ago, with team one placing 11th overall.

Out of 158 teams throughout the country, the top 80 advance and the Coyotes had two teams advance to the final day of competition with shooters from Chippewa Hills High School on the teams as well.

Cody Aldrich led team one, shooting 75 targets in a row and scoring an overall 97 in the group’s 11th place finish. Team two finished 77th overall.

After last year’s competitions were cancelled due to COVID-19, the team says it was great to be back among 3,000 of the state’s high school clay target shooters in this year’s national championship.

“It’s awesome. It’s great being apart of an association that’s one of the fastest growing things in the nation right now,” said Reed City alum Keegan Weck. “There’s no bench warmers or anything so all the kids love it and it’s just a great thing to be a part of.”

“This year there was a lot more shooters than last year, knew a lot more of them. We were able to go out and see a lot of them and just see them shoot and be happy with it and even though if they didn’t shoot well, they were just happy to be there it was great,” said Reed City senior Cody Aldrich.

Weck will continue trap shooting at Lake Superior State this upcoming fall in the program’s first year.