MHS CTL: VanMoer Perfect in LW4


Senior Ryan VanMoer smashed 50 straight to lead MHS CTL, and all shooters in the state, in League Week 4 Competition.

MHS CTL Press Release

Senior Ryan VanMoer crushed the season’s first perfect fifty to lead all shooters on the Marshall High School Clay Target League Team (MHS CTL), and all of Class 9A’s participants in League Week 4 of statewide competition.  With the accomplishment, VanMoer becomes the second MHS CTL shooter to log two perfect rounds in competition.  Additionally, Senior Carson Douglas logged a perfect 25, for a top three finish on the week.  With VanMoer leading the pack, the top shooters for the team this week were:

First      Last                     R1         R2         Tot
Ryan     VanMoer            25         25         50
Karter   DeSmet               24         24         48
Carson  Douglas               22         25         47
Tannyr  Curry                   24         23         47
Eric        Leach                  24         22         46
Wyatt   Martin                24         22         46
Jared     Antony                22         23         45
Owen    Banks                  21         24         45
Dawson Reese                 22         23         45

“Ryan has set the standard this season, he’s so involved in many extracurriculars, but always shows up, focused and ready with a smile on his face,” said Coach Nick Simonson, “he gets on stand and you get the feeling he’s having fun, and the rest – including his 24-plus league average – just seems to fall into place,” he concluded.

VanMoer’s 24.13 average after League Week 4 puts him in a multiple-way tie for the seventh best overall average in the state, and in the top 25 shooters of all 11,400 participants across the league.  On his pair of 24s this week, Freshman Karter DeSmet also lands in the top 100 shooters with an average of 23.63.  The top 100 shooters (and all ties) at the end of next week’s final league rounds are invited to the State Tournament individual competition in White Bear Lake, Minn. on June 24, following the nine-day State Championship event which ends with MHS CTL’s shoot day on June 20.

The overall team average total for MHS CTL jumped .2 targets to an even 36 this week, continuing a season trend of that number never dipping week-over-week.  Additionally, 26 shooters logged totals of 40 or more in League Week 4, a season high for that statistic.  MHS CTL remains in fourth place overall in Conference 2 of Class 9A, home to the largest and most competitive teams in the state.

MHS CTL is coached by a staff of 13 volunteers, and supported by a number of parents who help instruct, score and supervise 80 youth.  The program is funded by generous donations from a number of local conservation and sportsmen’s groups and area businesses including: Lyon County Pheasants Forever, Redwood River Sportsmen’s Club, National Wild Turkey Federation, Minnesota Trappers Association, Quality Deer Management Association, Marshall Radio, Lockwood Motors, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Friends of the NRA, Gustafson C&C Course, Don & Gena Atcher.

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