Marshall competes in National trap shoot in Nebraska, places 38th out of 332 teams
MARSHALL — Over the weekend, multiple athletes on the Marshall High School shooting team participated in the 51st Cornhusker State Trap Shoot competition in Nebraska. The event featured more than 1,400 competitors from Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.
As a team, Marshall placed 38th out of 332 teams. Marshall trap shooting coach Brian Sieber said he was proud of the way his team performed at the national level and that it took a group effort throughout the weekend.
“It’s awesome. It took all of them to get to where we were at,” coach Sieber said. “They also had never shot from the handicap line, which is where you take the averages of the 16-yard competition and keep moving back and considering they’ve never done this before they did a great job and it got them out of their element.”
Individually, KayLynn Sieber tied for first place in the 16-yard competition and in the shoot-off for first place, she shot 24 out of 25 targets to earn second place on Friday. On Saturday, Sieber earned first place High Overall Female for the entire competition.
Coach Sieber added participating in this type of event will only help their team gain more experience at the top level going forward.
“The kids they were shooting against had been shooting for maybe a month or two before because of the weather, so it put some pressure on us,” coach Sieber said. “This will only help them when they compete in Alexandria for state and other large events because those are completely different than just shooting at the range.”