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Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League Underway

Saturday, April 10th, 2021 -- 8:01 AM


2,525 student athletes representing 101 high school teams across the state, including 7 athletes from Neillsville High School, are participating in Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League (WISHSCTL) this spring.

The WISHSCTL is a part of the USA Clay Target League, which offers high school and college programs in 34 states.    John Nelson, President of the USACTL, says “The record-setting participation this spring is the result of the incredible efforts of coaches and families to overcome ongoing issues with the pandemic and ammunition shortages.”  

The League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to schools nationwide. The League is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it’s an ‘adaptive’ sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part. The League is also the safest sport in high school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. Each athlete must complete firearm safety certification before participation.   

The League offers trap, skeet, sporting clays, and 5-stand leagues to secondary and postsecondary schools across the country. The League is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America.   The League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a ‘virtual’ competition among other League teams throughout each state.

Family travel is minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near each school’s location. Conferences are determined by team size rather than geographic location for fair competition. 

Neillsville, who is coached by Brandon Hensiak, started last week. There are 5 weeks in their season and they shoot on Wednesday nights.  

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