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Hudson junior varsity member Caitlin Cravens is all smiles after shooting a perfect round in trap at the Black River Falls Invitational April 28. Photo courtesy of Leslie Armstrong

The Hudson Raiders Shooting team brought home some hardware last month after shooting in the Black River Falls Invitational Tournament, which consisted of 100 rounds of trapshooting and 100 rounds of sporting clays.

The Raiders trapshooting varsity squad consisting of Alexander Giebler, Cody Cicha, Ben Diethert, Jordan Persinger and Nathan Madison, and the JV squad of Brandon Armstrong, Caitlin Cravens, Garrett Wood, Trevor Cochrane and Dan Lawton earned first place for breaking 465 out of 500 and 437 of 500 birds, respectively. Giebler, Cicha, Diethert, Madison, Armstrong, Cravens and Wood each posted perfect scores of 25.

Bradyn Lundquist took first in the Collegiate Division with a perfect round while the Intermediate Division (Advanced and Entry) squad consisting of Claire Diethert, Holden Stanek, Brady Kern, Benjamin Forcier and Jackson Melloy earned second place by breaking 389 of 500 birds.

In the sporting clays event, the Raiders varsity squad of Melloy, Giebler and Cicha were awarded first place for breaking 260 of 300 targets, while the JV squad of Armstrong, Cravens and Wood brought home second place by breaking 208 of 300.

Individual trapshooting medals were earned by Giebler (1st — Varsity) with 95/100, Cicha (2nd — Varsity) with 94/100, Ben Diethert (3rd — Varsity) with 92/100, Hammer (2nd — Ladies Varsity) with 78/100, Armstrong (2nd — JV) with 93/100, Cravens (2nd — Ladies JV) with 92/100, Claire Diethert (1st — Ladies Intermediate) with 87/100 and Lauren Kern (3rd — Ladies Intermediate) with 65/100.

Individual sporting clays awards go to Lundquist (1st place — Collegiate) for breaking 77/100, Melloy (1st place - Varsity) with 92/100, Armstrong (1st — JV) 75/100, Cravens (1st place — Ladies JV) with 67/100, Giebler (3rd place - Varsity) with 86/100, and Riley Hammer (3rd — Ladies Varsity) with 62/100.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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