The Gothenburg Tram Team shot at their last conference shoot Saturday, April 17, in Doniphan. Although the weather had been forecasted to be partly cloudy and in the 50s, drizzle, overcast skies and wind, set the stage for the final day of regular season shooting.
The Junior team topped off their season with another conference win. Squad members Kellin Nelson, William McVay, Hayden Guthard, Carson Farr and Dakota Warner busted 200/250 rocks to boast first place bragging rights. Nelson was again the meet’s overall junior male high shooter, breaking 46/50 clays. Top team shooters were Nelson ( 46/50), Hayden Guthard (41/50), and Carsen Farr and Tyler Steuben both breaking 40/50 targets.
The Senior team stepped up to the 16 yard line with top shooters Zach Smith shooting 47/50, Morton Oberg 44/50, and Caiden McVay 43/50. Later, in handicaps, Camden Dickman shot 39/50 rocks from the 20 yard line, and Andrew Walker the same, but from the 18 yard line, taking high handicap honors for the team. Overall top scorers for the day were: Caiden McVay 81/00, Zack Smith 80/100 and Camden Dickman 79/100.
Gothenburg walked away with full hands after All Conference Awards were announced. Kellin Nelson bagged a trophy and was named Team Captain of the Junior Male All Conference 1st Team with his score of 213/250. Hayden Guthard earned a spot on the 3rd team, shooting 195/250, and Dakota Warner finished her season out with a trophy as well, busting a season total of 174/250 rocks, placing her on the Junior Female All Conference 1st Team. The Junior squad of Nelson, W. McVay, Guthard, Farr and D. Warner earned Junior All Conference Runner Up with their combined score of 1,119/1,500, just 52 clays behind winning team, Grand Island Northwest.
This year’s Cornhusker High School State Shoot will be held Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1 in Doniphan. Juniors will shoot on Thursday and Seniors will shoot their ‘16s’ on Friday and handicaps on Saturday. The state event has traditionally brought over 2,500 shooters from across the state of Nebraska and surrounding states.