Monday, March 15, 2010


Last year Greenwood schools started a trap shooting team for grades 6-12.This was right up Austin's alley! The team has over 150 members! To qualify to go to the regional competition you have to practice at least 5 times. Last year thru the practices Austin's best record was 16 out of 25. At regionals he shot a personal best of 21 out of 25! This year he is at it again. He has practiced 4 times so far, and has shot a 21 two of those times!

I took this picture Friday at practice. It was really COLD and WINDY! He could not feel his hands when he was done with his round!

You shoot in teams of 5 and rotate to the 5 different stations every 5 shots. In April Austin is going to a junior Olympic trap competition. It is a 3 day event, and he will shoot 125 shots over the 3 days! Then 2 weeks later it is the regional competition. Shooting seems effortless for Austin. He never gets nervous during a competition. It must be his laid back personality! Glad it is good for something!

1 comment:

  1. This is the first year for Daks to do trap. tell me about the jr olympic camp...