Colusa County Ducks

Members of the Colusa County Ducks Youth Shooting Sports team pose on the medal stand after a CYSSA trap shoot at the Yolo Sportsman’s Club on April 27.

Last week was a busy yet successful one for the Colusa County Ducks as they participated in a trap series event at the Yolo Sportsman’s Club on April 27 before finishing the skeet season at the state tournament in Stockton on April 28 from which they returned with a truckload of hardware for their efforts.

In the varsity trap competition, Matt Thunen and Caleb Camara both ended the day hitting 98 out of 100 targets, but due to a previous commitment to attend the prom,were unable break the tie.

Gus Doherty was second in JV having struck 92 clay birds, while in Advanced Intermediate Grayson Hardwick was the top finisher shooting 96 percent edging teammate Carter Long in second with a 94.

Colusa would send two more to the podium in the Intermediate Division as Gus Armstrong claimed the top spot recording 94 out of 100 and Dustin Wurm took third with 77 percent.

Rounding out the eight medalists in trap was Wes LaGrande who was third amongst the Rookies.

The Ducks would continue their winning ways at CYSSA Skeet championships collecting four individual and five team awards.

Dillian Wurm shot 145 out of 150 birds to record the highest score for the Ducks in Stockton and finished as the third place varsity participant.

In Intermediate Entry, the Ducks again captured first and second behind Armstrong (139/150) and Dustin Wurm (134/150).

Cade Smith claimed the rookie title striking 109 out of 150 targets.

As a group, Colusa was the first place Intermediate Entry State Shoot Squad, the second place Varsity Shoot Squad in addition to finishing as the second place Sr. and Jr. Gun Club for the series.

Although skeet season is on hiatus until the nationals in July, the Ducks will continue with trap at fifth series event on May 4.

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