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Newton Trap Team competes live and virtual

The Newton Trap Team, a high school shooting sport club for boys and girls, recently competed  in live competition for the first time in 2020. This group five participated in the 16-yard trap and handicaps at the Iowa SCTP Regionals in Ackley on June 20-21. They are, left to right, Tucker Wade, Dryden DeKoning, John Sexton, Henry Jensen and Lane Arrowood. Wade, DeKoning and Arrowood also competed in sporting clays and doubles at the event.
The Newton Trap Team, a high school shooting sport club for boys and girls, recently competed in live competition for the first time in 2020. This group five participated in the 16-yard trap and handicaps at the Iowa SCTP Regionals in Ackley on June 20-21. They are, left to right, Tucker Wade, Dryden DeKoning, John Sexton, Henry Jensen and Lane Arrowood. Wade, DeKoning and Arrowood also competed in sporting clays and doubles at the event.

Newton Trap Team, a club sport for high school boys and girls, competed in the Iowa SCTP Regionals on June 20-21 at the Stockdale shooting range in Ackley. Six states were represented there, including Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. 

“As a team we did well considering we have not had much practice, some more than others, but as a whole, not much.” Coach Brent DeKoning said.

Representing Newton in 16-yard trap and handicaps were Lane Arrowood, Dryden DeKoning, Henry Jensen, John Sexton and Tucker Wade. DeKoning led the way for Newton in 16-yard trap with a score of 93 out of 100. The team placed 25th out of 50 teams.

DeKoning also led the way for Newton in handicaps (handicaps are shot at the 25-yard line) with a score of 90 out of 100, the team placed 13th out of 41 teams. Arrowood led the way in doubles, hitting 90 out of 100 clays. The team placed 25th out of 39 teams.

“Doubles are something Lane, Dryden and Tucker have just started shooting this year, so for Lane to hit 90 out of 100 was very good,” Coach DeKoning said.

In sporting clays, Newton was led by Arrowood as he hit 76 out 100 clays, and as a team Newton finished in 16th out of 28 teams. Coach DeKoning said sporting clays is a discipline that Newton’s athletes don’t get to practice very often.

“We were able to practice one time before COVID shut everything down,” Coach DeKoning said. “Some of the team has been shooting in virtual competitions for the last three weeks. We are shooting at the Jasper County Gun Club and recording scores on the SCTP shot system. This is a least getting the team members a little practice.”

Those participating are Brody Vest, Arrowood, Dryden DeKoning, Sexton, Wade, Caden Menninga and Libby Templeman.

“It was really great to finally get out and do some shooting against real competition and to talk with some of the college coaches recruiting our shooters,” Coach DeKoning said.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535
or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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