MR CTL Release
The members of the six Bismarck-Mandan area high school trap shooting teams got to show their stuff as conditions aligned for a great League Week 4 in North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) competition. The overall average for those 200 participants in the Missouri River Clay Target League jumped by .4 targets to a season high of 33.9. Top shooters leading the charge were:
Sch First Last Gr R1 R2 Tot
Cen Blaine Howard 11 25 24 49
StM Dalton Kral 11 23 24 47
Shi Andrew Ring 10 22 25 47
Leg Brady Roehrich 9 24 23 47
Man Jenna Thompson 11 22 25 47
Leg Lane Trottier 10 23 24 47
Man Ian Eilers 10 22 24 46
Bis William Gebhardt 10 24 22 46
Leg Ethan Grove 9 24 22 46
Cen Ethan Knopp 9 23 23 46
StM Isaac Wanner 9 22 24 46
Heading into the final week of Class 1A competition, St. Mary’s sits atop Conference 1A-3 and Shiloh is fifth. Bismarck is third overall in Conference 1A-4 and Century is second in Conference 1A-6. In the larger Class 2A competition, Mandan and Legacy are in fourth place in Conference 2A-1 and 2A-2 respectively. A number of MR CTL ladies shooters shore up the top 25 in female competition, including: Cassidy Lipelt (Leg, 21.0-8th); Jenna Thompson (Man, 20.6-10th); Rachel Dunlop (Cen, 19.8-19th); Alizabeth Krick (Cen, 19.1-21st) and Haley Boeder (Leg, 19.0-24th). Bismarck’s William Gebhardt (22.8 avg) sits 22nd overall in the state boys rankings.
“We’re excited to wrap up the season and see where our great shooters end up in conference competition,” said MR CTL Coach Duane Boeder, “after that, we’ll be looking forward to state and showing what we can do on the spring’s biggest stage,” 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 ndclaytarget.com, and to keep up with MR CTL, visit the six Bismarck-Mandan teams’ official website at mrctl.org.
Featured Photo: MR CTL Volunteer Coaches Jen Grove (C) and Doug Scheetz (R) along with temperate conditions welcomed Mandan shooters to League Week 4 competition. MR CTL Photo by Jason Lueder.