Gusts of 35 mph No Match for MR CTL Shooters in LW1

Century’s Trenton Zainhofsky tallied his first perfect round on a way to a league-leading total of 47 in LW1. MR CTL Photo by Nick Simonson.

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Strong winds returned for the start of league competition for the Missouri River Clay Target League (MR CTL) trap shooters from the six Bismarck-Mandan high schools competing in the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) spring season. With gusts topping 35 miles per hour, shooters found challenging conditions but were able to post some impressive scores.

Mandan Senior Kamdin Sedivec earned a consecutive top-three finish by logging rounds of 23-24 for a total of 47, along with Century Sophomore Trenton Zainhofsky tacking a 22 on his first perfect round for a 47 to lead the pack.  Saint Mary’s Freshman Dawson Mills notched his first perfect 25 in the wind with an initial score of 21 for a total of 46 and was joined by Shiloh Junior Daniel Murray on 24-22 shooting to round out the top four on the week.  The best of the best in League Week 1 for MR CTL were:

Sch      First Last                   Gr       R1 R2 Tot
Man     Kamdin Sedivec          12        23 24   47
Cen      Trenton Zainhofsky    11        25 22   47
StM     Dawson Mills              9          21 25   46
Shi       Daniel Murray            11        24 22   46
Leg      Kyle Laib                    10        24 21   45
Man     Boden  Olson              11        23 22   45
Shi       Trenton Radenz          9          21 24   45
Bis       Zac Steinke                 10        22 23   45
Man     Jenna Thompson         11        23 22   45
Leg      Nathan Weiler             10        21 24   45
Man     Jase Helgeson             11        20 24   44
Shi       Braiden Kuehn            10        22 22   44


Dawson Mills of St. Mary’s notched his first perfect round as well to lead all Saints shooters in LW1. MR CTL Photo by Jason Lueder.

“The weather will be what it will be, despite our shoot days seeming to be the most challenging ones of the week,” said MR CTL Volunteer Coach Nick Simonson, “as was evidenced by many today, it makes our shooters better, more focused and will make targets seem easy when things improve down the stretch this season,” he concluded.

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.  This spring more than 1,600 shooters are participating on over 60 teams throughout the state.  There are 204 Bismarck-Mandan area student-athletes participating in the ND CTL under the MR CTL banner this season. Capital City Gun Club hosts all six teams in the Bismarck-Mandan area in both spring and fall leagues.

MR CTL teams are led by a staff of 30 coaches and supported by 60 volunteers who help instruct, score and supervise as part of the 2019 ND CTL spring season.  The program is funded by generous donations from local supporters including: Kupper Chevrolet, Kirkwood Scheels, MDU Resources Group, Friends of NRA, the NRA Foundation, Nodak Sportsman’s Club, North Dakota Wildlife Federation, Absolute Gun Dogs, Capital City Gun Club, Lincoln Sportsman’s Club, North American Coal Corporation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Beazley Engineering, P.C., Double H Guns, Lexar Homes, Clifford Erickson, LLLP, Gate City Bank, Warford Orthodontics, Delta Waterfowl-Puddle Jumpers Chapter, Starion Bank, Pretty Loaded and more than 30 other area sponsors.

For more information on the league, visit, and to keep up with MR CTL, visit the six Bismarck-Mandan teams’ official website at

Featured Photo: Legacy Shooters prepare to start their LW1 rounds on the south end of Capital City Gun Club.  MR CTL Photo by Jason Lueder. 

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