A shooter lines up on a clay target at the first annual fall Juneau Trap Team Invitational Shoot, which happened Nov. 7.

A shooter lines up on a clay target at the first annual fall Juneau Trap Team Invitational Shoot, which happened Nov. 7.

31 kids compete in first fall trap tournament

Thirty-one trap team athletes from Petersburg, Sitka, Haines, and Rabbit Creek, as well as the Houston Hawks, the Colony Knights (of Palmer), the Wasilla Warriors and the Peninsula Shooting Stars of the Soldotna/Kenai area participated in the first annual Juneau Trap Team Invitational Shoot, held at the Juneau Gun Club, last weekend.

River Vincent of Wasilla scored highest overall with a score of 117; he won a shoot-off with John Morris of Juneau, who also scored 117. Ruger Parker of Sitka, with 113, won a shoot-off for third, and Israel Collison of Petersburg, also with 113, got fourth.

Petersburg, with a total of 277, won a shoot-off with Juneau, edging them out for highest-scoring team overall. Haines, with 231, got third.

Winning first place in varsity trap shoot was John Morris of Juneau with 48; Israel Collison of Petersburg got second, also with 48, in a shootoff. In third place was James Lott of Peninsula with 45.

For the junior division, Brice Norton of Juneau got first with 35; Franklin Neidiffer of Petersburg got second with 31, and Maele Allen of Juneau got third with 30.

For novices, Dawson Holm of Haines got first with 16 and Iosefa Allen of Juneau got second with 4.

In varsity division of wobbles, another event, River Vincent of Wasilla got first with 35, John Morris of Juneau got second with 34, and Kyle Oakes of Houston got third with 33. For the junior division, Joseph Rossman of Haines got first with 15; Logan Tonsgard of Haines got second with 12, and Maele Allen of Juneau got third with 10. In the novice division, Dawson Holm of Haines got first with 13 and Iosefa Allen of Juneau got second with 1.

In varsity doubles, Ruger Parker of Sitka got first with 42; River Vincent of Wasilla got second with 38, and John Morris of Juneau got third with 35. For juniors, Nolan Ramseth of Juneau got first with 24, Joseph Rossman of Haines got second with 23, and Franklin Neidiffer of Petersburg got third with 21. For novices, Dawson Holm of Haines got first with 19 and Iosefa Allen of Juneau got second with 4.

More than 100 people attended the event, said trap team coach Mark Kappler.

• To read about the newly formed youth trap team in Juneau, see juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-08/pull-trap-shooters-start-juneau-trap-team-youth.

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