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Aggies vie in shotgun match

Aggies vie in shotgun match

Aggie Shotgun Sports team members from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are identified by NCTA vests. They shot last weekend in a match at Heartland Shooting Park near Grand Island. Coach Alan Taylor is second from left. (Photo by Kaden Bryant / NCTA)
Aggie Shotgun Sports team members from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are identified by NCTA vests. They shot last weekend in a match at Heartland Shooting Park near Grand Island. Coach Alan Taylor is second from left. (Photo by Kaden Bryant / NCTA)

By NCTA News

Five members of the Shotgun Sports Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture competed over the weekend at the Hastings College meet at the Heartland Shooting Park.

Kaden Bryant of Firth led the team with 339 points in five events, trap, skeet, double skeet, sporting clays and super sporting clays. His best event was skeet with 97 of 100.

Cooper Mazza of rural Potter led the team with 46 out of 50 in super sporting clays and posted 310 points overall.

Aggies Bryant and Trey Barnhart of McCook each scored 66 in sporting clays. Gavin Tremblay of Hoxie, Kansas, and Kamren Sitzman of McCook rounded out the team.

NCTA’s top female athlete, Emily Miller of Norton, Kansas, was unable to attend since she was competing at the Kansas 4-H State Shotgun Contest. There, Miller was on the 1st place senior team, 2nd overall senior athlete, 1st senior sporting clays, and 5th in senior trap.

Aggie Coach Alan Taylor said the Aggies are tentatively scheduled to take an all-female squad to Lincoln on Oct. 23 for a meet hosted by Wayne State College.

The final match of the fall season will be Oct. 30-31 at Heartland Shooting Park for the ACUI Upper Mid-West Championship.

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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