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Minnesota West finishes successful clay shooting season

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Members of the 2019 Minnesota West clay target team include (front, from left) Madison Moelter, Jakob Olson, Wayne Fisk, Jacob Altena, Camden Claxton, Ben Rogers, (back row) Joshua Bonnema, Tucker Milburn, Josh Wolling and Ryan Busch. Not pictured are Hunter Guyette, Joe Gathje, Wyatt Jackson and Coach TD Hostikka. (submitted photo)

WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West Community and Technical College clay target team just completed its second season in the MCAC. The team has grown from six shooters in its first season to 13 in 2019.

In the fall season, West placed second in the Blue Division. The Bluejays’ Madison Moelter was the top individual women’s shooter and teammate Josh Wolling was the sixth-best shooter in the men’s division. Another Jay, Wyatt Jackson, placed 10th.

At the state championship held in Grand Rapids, West placed sixth overall out of 17 teams. Ben Rogers scored a 95 and placed 10th from a total of 221 shooters. Moelter’s 94 placed her 20th overall and second among women. Ryan Busch shot a 91 and placed second in the junior varsity division.

In state competition, all competitors were classified varsity or junior varsity based on how they competed during the year.

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