The Beaver Dam Trap Team consisting of high school kids from across the area will be taking part in the state meet this weekend. The trap and sporting clays will be in Rome on Saturday, and then the skeet event will take play in Sauk Prairie on Sunday.
Head coach Jerry Queisser tell’s DailyDodge.com that 15 kids will be making the trip to state this year. That includes a full five person varsity squad, a five person JV team, and also a mix if intermediate shooters. He adds that he expects the meet to be very competitive with many good teams from across the state.
The Beaver Dam Trap team has been around for about 10 years and Queisser says in a normal year between 35 and 40 youth participate from elementary through high school. There is even a collegiate division for those who want to continue after graduation.
Because of COVID-19 this year has been a little different, but Queisser says that in normal years, the team usually starts practicing in February and then competes in the Kettle Moraine Trap Shooting Conference, which runs through May. The conference meets are usually 50 target events, which means each shooter has two rounds of 25 and the highest score wins. They then head to Rome, Wisconsin for the conference shoot to determine a conference champ. He says that they usually participate in numerous state invitationals across the state and then shoot at the state tournament in June.
The Beaver Dam Trap team is always looking for new shooters of all ages. Queisser says that the best way to find information is to find the Beaver Dam High School Facebook Page (CLICK HERE) or check out the Beaver Dam Conservationists websites (CLICK HERE). To participate on the team a shooter doesn’t need experience but must take a hunter’s safety course before they can take part in a meet. Queisser says that if a new shooter doesn’t have a gun a coach can provide one until they figure out if they like it.
For information on youth hunter safety courses CLICK HERE
Here’s a list of student-athletes taking part in this weekend’s meet and the events they will participate in
Click the link below to hear a complete interview with Beaver Dam Trap Team Coach Jerry Queisser
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