MR CTL Press Release
With representation of all six schools competing under the Missouri River Clay Target League (MR CTL) banner in the top seven positions for League Week 2, the second set of competition rounds logged at Capital City Gun Club showcased great shooting across the board and good improvement, despite cold and windy conditions.
Mandan Junior Jenna Thompson led all shooters following up a perfect first round of 25 with a 24 and ran 46 targets straight on her way to a total of 49. Century Sophomore Lane Grant and Legacy Freshman McKeon Honeyman put up rounds of 24-23, to fill out the top three positions with totals of 47. Braves Sophomore Ian Eilers posted a total of 46 and was followed by Shiloh’s Andrew Ring, Bismarck’s Zac Steinke and St. Mary’s Jackson Wilson with totals of 45 for top seven finishes on the week.
Top shooters for MR CTL in League Week 2 were:
First Last Sch Gr R1 R2 Tot
Jenna Thompson Man 11 25 24 49
Lane Grant Cen 10 24 23 47
Mckeon Honeyman Leg 9 24 23 47
Ian Eilers Man 10 24 22 46
Andrew Ring Shi 10 23 22 45
Zac Steinke Bis 10 23 22 45
Jackson Wilson StM 8 23 22 45
Calby Geiger Man 9 22 22 44
Gavin Harsche Man 11 21 23 44
Blaine Howard Cen 11 24 20 44
Ethan Knopp Cen 9 23 21 44
Colby Kramer Man 11 20 24 44
Bryce Brendel Man 10 22 21 43
Ethan Oswald Cen 11 24 19 43
Trenton Zainhofsky Cen 11 22 21 43
Thompson leads all female shooters in the state for the fall season with an average of 23.25 after two weeks of competition and sits 5th overall.
“Jenna has a knack for shooting in tough conditions: wind, rain, cold, whatever,” said MR CTL Volunteer Coach Duane Boeder, “we saw it at state last spring and we’re seeing it now as fall gets colder and nastier, her focus remains strong,” he concluded.
Century’s Ethan Knopp and Lane Grant also check into the statewide top twenty with averages of 22.75 and 22.5, respectively. Their hot shooting has kept the Century CTL team on top of the conference standings for a second straight week. Updated team and individual rankings can be found at ndclaytarget.com
Formed in 2015, the ND CTL competes in a virtual format, where student-athletes log their scores at a local shooting sports facility, which are then entered into the league’s online scoring system, where teams and individuals are ranked against their competitors statewide.
MR CTL teams are led by a staff of 25 coaches and supported by 55 volunteers who help instruct, score and supervise as part of the 2018 ND CTL fall season. The program is funded by generous donations from local sponsors including: Presenting Sponsor Kupper Chevrolet, Kirkwood Scheels, Delta Waterfowl-Puddle Jumpers Chapter, Nodak Sportsmen’s Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Absolute Gun Dogs, Starion Bank, Lincoln Sportsman’s Club, Lexar Homes, Pretty Loaded, Warford Orthodontics, Lewis & Clark Wildlife Club, Wallwork Truck Center, Pheasants Forever-Lake McKenna Chapter, Advanced Business Methods, Entzel Trucking, RMS TriTec, Houston Engineering, Action Motor Sports, Double H Guns, Angie Sersha, Dakota Community Bank, iGear, Bobcat of Mandan, Central Dakota Strutters-NWTF, Prairie Patriot and Mandan Sporting Goods. Capital City Gun Club, located four miles north of Bismarck, is the home facility for all six area high school teams.
Featured Photo: MR CTL Volunteer Coach Cody Thomas observes as Legacy CTL shooters take aim in LW2. MR CTL Photo by Jason Lueder.