The Pirates shot at 8,200 clay targets this season.

The Crookston Pirate trap shooting team leaves today for Alexandria, Minn. where 11 of them will compete in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) State Tournament.

The 11 Pirates will be competing against more than 2,000 others in the tournament that is broken down into three divisions: novice, junior varsity and varsity.

Andy Gjerswold, who finished in the top 25 in the section, is the lone Pirate competing in the varsity competition.

Competing for Crookston in the junior varsity division are: Thomas Cymbaluk, Quentyn Haglund, Noah Metzger, Jacob Owens and Preston Desrosier.

Competing in the novice division for Crookston are: Ian Cournia, Cole Tiedemann, Casey Tiedemann, Tim Cymbaluk and Dylan Haller.

The novice division is today and each competitor will shoot at 75 targets. The junior varsity division will be Saturday with each shooting at 100 targets. The varsity participants compete on Sunday and also shoot at 100 targets.

With each day there is an awards ceremony before and an awards ceremony after.

In the regular season, the Pirates shot at 8,200 targets.


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