The Northwestern High School clay target team finished in 60th place out of 75 schools at the 2019 State Tournament on June 8 at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Shooting Complex in Rome.

Nine members of the Tigers’ team participated at state: Shelby Tenney, Michael Khalar, Trevor VonBrethhorst, Caleb Wakefield, Ryan LaBorde, Joel Walsh, Jordan Herman, Josh Walsh and Jacob Amacher.

In the High Gun Varsity division, Josh Walsh finished in 24th place overall out of 597 shooters; while Joel Welsh tied for 16th place among 448 shooters in the High Gun Junior Varsity division.

Josh Walsh, a member of the 75, 50 and 25 straight clubs, was also among the top 100 for state averages, which landed him on the all-state team.

Josh Walsh was joined on the 25 straight club by Amacher.

The NHS clay team coaches are Cindy Wick, Randy Wick, Mark Bergren, Bob Ronchi, Tony Ronchi, Buzz Ronchi, Rod Amys and Scott Woerle.

Remaining members of the Northwestern clay target team included Ben Benes, Bryce Benes, Landon Conners, Hayden Dupree, Luke Gregerson, Theodore Kyle, Ramsey Lubbers, Teegan Metz, Nick Meyer, Andrew Nelson, Wesley Ormston, Max Polkoski, Kyla Schiefelbein, Adelaide Schiefelbein, Thomas Shamla and Jessica Shaver.

Joel Walsh shows off his 25, 50 and 75 straight patches he earned shooting for the Northwestern High School clay target team. (Submitted photo).
Joel Walsh shows off his 25, 50 and 75 straight patches he earned shooting for the Northwestern High School clay target team. (Submitted photo).

State Tournament Results

Rome, Wis.

High Gun Novice Female — Shelby Tenney, tied for 63rd.
High Gun Novice Male — Michael Khalar, tied for 59th; Trevor VonBrethhorst, tied for 71st; Caleb Wakefield, tied for 130th; Ryan LaBorde, 148th.
High Gun Junior Varsity Male (380 shooters) — Joel Walsh, tied for 15th; JordanHerman, 216th.
High Gun Varsity Male (541 shooters) — Josh Walsh, tied 23rd (he broke 96 out of 100); Jacob Amacher, tied for 154th (90 out of 100).
High Gun Novice Overall — Shelby Tenney, tied 231st, Michael Khaler, tied 74th; Trevor VonBrethorst, tied 87th; Caleb Wakefield, tied 171st; Ryan LaBorde, 196th.
High Gun JV Overall (448 shooters) — Joel Walsh, tied 16th.
High Gun Varsity Overall (597 shooters) — Josh Walsh, 24th; Jacob Amacher, tied 172nd.