Wheatland shooters third at state meet in Torrington

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram Wheatland's Jake Mann takes aim at Saturday's Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championship at the Goshen County Sportsman Club just outside Torrington.

TORRINGTON – Nearly 120 high school trap shooters took part in the third annual Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championship Saturday at the Goshen County Sportsman Club.

Nine of the 13 state’s Clay Target League teams were in attendance at the state competition.

Area shooters from the Wheatland and Chugwater teams were well represented in the top results. Wheatland finished third with 441, while Chugwater was ninth with 247.

“We’ve had first the last two years, but we did take third,” Wheatland coach Angie Kernan said. “We have grown from three teams three years ago to 13 teams this year, which I think is amazing.”

Cheyenne East High School won the state title with 452, beating out Campbell County with 442, who finished second.

Hunter Call lead the way for Wheatland. He finished third in the varsity division with a score of 92. Christian Miller tied for fifth with a 90. Miller along with Matthew Wakkuri joined the 25-straight club at the state meet.

Zeke Wardell led Wheatland in the junior varsity division, finishing tied for 10th with 76.

For Chugwater, Ethan Van Why led the boys’ novice division with tied for fifth with 73, while Megan Sagner finished sixth in the female novice division.

“I’m so proud of all the kids that shot that day,” Kernan said. “Everybody had a great time...all the teams did wonderful. We are going to do it again next year. It was a great day.”

Team standings:

1. Cheyenne East 452; 2. Campbell County 442; 3. Wheatland 441; 4. County 7 Claybusters 410; 5. Thunder Basin 401; 6. Lyman 400; 7. Sundance 338; 8. Wright 332; 9. Chugwater 247

Individual results (Platte County competitors only):

Male novice high gun – T5. Ethan Van Why (Chugwater) 73; 19. Clay Moore (Chugwater) 42

Female novice high gun – 6. Megan Sagner (Chugwater) 69; 12. Lillana Hogan (Chugwater) 46; 22. Allie Van Why 17

Male JV high gun – T10. Zeke Wardell (Wheatland) 76; T19. Matthew Streets (Wheatland) 67

Male varsity high gun – 3. Hunter Call (Wheatland) 92; T5. Christian Miller (Wheatland) 90; T16. Garrison Utter (Wheatland) 82; T16. Treyton Megeath (Wheatland) 82; 19. Gabriel Haroldson (Wheatland) 80; T20. Matthew Wakkuri (Wheatland) 79; T20 Jake Mann (Wheatland) 79

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