Mayville, WI — May 13th, 14th & 15th. The Burlington High School Demons Trapshooting team completed the “three-peat” by winning the 39th Annual Wisconsin State High School Trapshoot sponsored by the Horicon Marsh Sportsman’s Club in Mayville WI. The event is the largest clay target event held in the State of Wisconsin with 146 squads participating over three days of competition. The five-member teams each shoot four 25-bird rounds with the team breaking the most targets coming home victorious. All of the young athletes had to overcome very windy conditions over the three days of the competition with the BHS Demons #1 squad of Adam Tunstra, Myles Walker, Jordan Hintz, Ethan Kerr and Sam Kafura breaking 448 out of 500 targets to claim the top prize for the third consecutive year. Demons #3 finished fourth to earn runner up in Class AA and all told, five of Burlington High’ School’s squads finished in the top twenty-five.
For the second consecutive year the Demons also produced the individual Grand Champion with Myles Walker taking home the gold breaking 97 of 100 targets. Senior Adam Tunstra claimed the runner-up award with an impressive score of 96.
Not to be outdone, the Lady Demons were equally successful with Mariah Kerr taking home the runner-up award with an 83. Becca Alby and Anna Sommers earned top-ten scores. Alexa McCarthy won Class A Lady and Kaitlyn Gaethke was runner-up in Class B Lady.
The BHS Demons High School Trapshooting team is hosted by the Burlington Conservation Club and has been involved in promoting the safe handling of firearms, teamwork, integrity and sportsmanship since 2006. The fifty-plus member team of 5th through 12th grade students is also a member of the SE WI SCTP Youth Trapshooting Conference comprised of eight Southeastern Wisconsin school-based teams. The Demons are led by first year head coach Denis Sommers who took over for Tom Wondrash after he stepped down to devote more time to promoting youth trapshooting on a national basis as a Regional Director of Development for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP).