Wyatt Happle of Beatrice was perfect Thursday, breaking all 100 targets during the junior high competition of the 52nd Cornhusker Trap Shoot in Doniphan, Nebraska.
It was no runaway victory for Happle shooting targets at 16 yards at the Nebraska Trapshooting Association home grounds. It was a day of high scores.
Harry Morgan of Kiewit Middle School in Omaha shot a 99. Kahne Packer of 5 Clovers 4-H of Wilber, who finished runner-up last year, took third place with a 98.
The last junior high shooter to record a perfect score was Hayden Baehr of 5 Clovers 4-H in 2015.
Sara Thiellen of Ashland 4-H won a shoot-off over Ava Schmutte of Norris, after both shot 95s, to win the ladies’ competition. Norris 1 repeated as the junior high team champion while Lincoln’s St. Joseph won the 4-H team championship and Ashland 4-H 1 took the ladies’ team crown.
On Thursday, 935 junior high shooters registered to compete, the second-highest total in the history of the event.
On Friday, more than 1,500 senior high students are expected to shoot 75 rounds of 16-yard targets. They will shoot 75 handicap targets Saturday, and the combined scores of the two days will determine the overall champion, the Cornhusker Cup winner.
The junior high results are:
Top 20 Individuals – 1. Wyatt Happle, Beatrice, 100 of 100
Top Six Ladies – 1. Sara Thiellen, Ashland 4-H 1, 95 of 100 (won shoot-off)
Top Three 4-H Teams – 1. Lincoln St. Joseph 4-H 1 (Boone Elam, Barrett Smith, Bronson Bixenmann, Brady Bixenmann, Samuel Huck), 466 of 500
Top Ladies Team – 1. Ashland 4-H 1 (Addison Rist, Lillee Ludlow, Ella Stofer, Riley Ruff, Ellie Porter), 411 of 500
Top Six Junior High Teams – 1. Norris 1 (Maxxwel Schultz, Britton Petersen, Hayden Bauer, Todd Munk, Hunter Knoche), 446 of 500
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