All-State Heintz-Kuderer among M-C trap honorees

Mabel-Canton Top 5 Trap Shooters Receiving the Mabel-Canton Top 5 Trap Shooters Award for the spring season 2019 are from left All-State Colton Heintz-Kuderer, Jack Arneson, Aus- tin Snell, Tracer Tollefsrud and Emma Middendorf.
Chad Smith

The Mabel-Canton trap team is coming off a third-place regular-season finish in their conference standings and getting ready for the Minnesota Clay Target League championship tournament. The Cougars recently handed out team awards to their top shooters, including All-State Colton Heintz-Kuderer, the Rookie of the Year Award to Saijal Slafter and the Most Improved Shooter Award to Tracer Tollefsrud and Dawson Kleiboer.

Top Five Shooters

1. Colton Heinz-Kuderer  

The Cougars’ top shooter finished with a season average of 23.90 birds per round, leading the second-place shooter by more than one bird a round.

The accomplished sophomore (also a baseball letter winner this spring) finished the season with three perfect rounds of 25, the first during the reserve week, followed by Week 1 and Week 4. He finished as the fourth-highest male shooter in the conference and was the 59th-ranked shooter in the overall top 100 list, which makes him All-State.

He had three rounds of 49 (including reserve week), one round of 48, one 47 and one round of 46.

2.         Jack Arneson

He finished as the second-most consistent shooter (22.70) behind the veteran Heintz-Kuderer. Arneson had a busy spring in which he competed in baseball (voted Most Improved) while trap shooting. His best week of shooting came in Week 2 when he scored a 48, just missing two perfect rounds with 24 birds each.

3.         Austin Snell

He finished the regular season with an average score of 22.40. Snell had one perfect round of 25 back in Week 2 when he was flawless during the second round. Week 2 also saw him post his season-high of 48 birds.

4.         Tracer Tollefsrud

One of the team’s Most Improved award winners, Tollefsrud finished with a season average of 21.80 birds every round. His top score this season came in Week 3 when he hit 46 birds.

5.         Emma Middendorf

The top female shooter all season long, she finished the regular season with an average of 21.70. Her best score came in Week 2 when she hit 46 targets. She was the second-highest ranked female shooter in the final conference standings.

Saijal Slafter, Rookie

The Cougars’ Rookie of the Year winner wound up the season with an average score of 18.40 birds per round. Her season-best score of 42 came in Week 2 of the five-week regular season.

Dawson Kleiboer, MIP

Kleiboer, Most Improved, twice reached his high score of 46, the first in the reserve week and the second time in Week 4.