Shooter scores high marks at zone meet

Local trap shooter Jess Anderson, 13, racked up regional honors last week when he placed first in the American Trap Association Southwestern Zone singles competition. Breaking 197 out of 200 targets in the one-day event held in Raton, N. Mex., the score was also good enough to give him high all-around shooter in the Sub-Junior classification for an eight state region. Winning three preliminary events including two singles and one handicap round, Anderson suffered equipment failure in the doubles category and only score 80 out of 100 targets. The lower than average score however, was not substantial enough to affect his overall rating. “He has already broken over 10,000 targets in the doubles class so this one score will not affect him too much,” said Carol Anderson, Jess’ mother. “His gun is in the shop being repaired and he’ll have it back in time to prepare for the Grand Shoot in Ohio that is coming up in a few weeks.” Anderson will be competing for one of 10 spots on the national All American team in the final ATA shoot in Ohio. The Grand is the largest competitive trap shoot in the nation that hosts over 40,000 shooters all competing for top national honors.

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