Titus Peterson and Hunter Ambrosen participated in the High School Clay Target League Nationals competition in Mason, Michigan on July 10, 2021. Both boys overall weekly average qualified them for the national competition. They shot in the individual qualifying event against 1700 other athletes from around the country.
The top 406 athletes qualified for the finals on Sunday, July 11, 2021, for the individual national championship titles.
Each athlete shoots two rounds of fifty at flying clay targets, a perfect score would be 100. Titus shot an 80 our of 100 and Hunter shot an 87 out of 100. Qualifiers for the finals were 93 and higher. Being a part of a young team, they have more years to compete and improve.
Constantine trap team is currently the only high school trap team in St. Joseph County Michigan. Constantine's team has been active since 2018. In the 2021 spring season, Constantine had 16 athletes competing at weekly meets at the St. Joseph County Conservation Club. Nine of the sixteen attended the 2021 State Finals also held in Mason, Michigan in June. Sophomores Ashtin Presswood shot the best score for the team at state with an 89.
High School trap league is the safest and fastest growing extracurricular activity in the nation. There are currently 1310 teams in 34 states and 36,690 athletes. Open to boys, girls, and adaptive in grades 6-12.
Than you, Constantine School District, for offering this high school sport. We believe this program will grow. And as our team improves, we will begin seeing awards brought home to the falcon nation.