2012 Meet Results
16 Yard - Team 3rd Place (Jared Bourek, Neal Colaric, Lumir Drahota, John Gutsmiedl, Scott Townsend)
High Overall Individual - Champion : Lumir Drahota
16 Yard - Individual Champion : Lumir Drahota
Handicap - Team 3rd Place (Lumir Drahota, Jared Bourek, Neal Colaric, John Gutsmiedl, Scott Twonsend)
18-19 Yard - Individual - 2nd Place : Andrew Whitaker
16 Yard - Individual - 3rd Place : Lumir Drahota
Handicap - Team 3rd Place (Lumir Drahota, Andrew Whitaker, Caleb Coon, Neal colaric, Scott Townsend)
21-22 Yard Individual - 2nd Place Scott Townscend (Caleb Coon 3rd)
State Meet: Doniphan
24-25 Yard Individual - 2nd Place Lumir Drahota 94/100
** Lumir Drahota made ECTC All-Confernce
Mount Michael is a member of the Eastern Cornhusker Trapshooting Conference (ECTC) which organizes the high school shoots. The season begins the middle of January and concludes with the state shoot in Doniphan, Nebraska in April. There are a total of 6 competitions, an all-conference shoot and the state shoot for a total of 8 meets. Most shooters use a 12ga. shotgun and practices are held at the Valley Trap Range three times a week during the season. The competitions are held on Saturdays at various ranges around Omaha and Lincoln.
Trapshooting is a sport requiring hand to eye coordination, focused concentration and mental stamina. Teams consist of “squads” made up of five shooters. Each shooter shoots 10 clay “birds”from five different positions (called “the line”) for a total of 50 shots The shooting is done from 16 yards behind the trap house. The score of “hit birds”is then halved and the shooter shoots the next 50 targets from this yardage behind the trap house...this is called the handicap. For example, if a shooter shoots 48/50 @16 they will then shoot the next 50 from 24 yards behind the house for the handicap round. The scores are then tallied and three groups of awards are given: 16yd High, Handicap High and High Overall (all 100 targets). These three awards are given to teams and another group of awards is given to individuals.
The Mount Michael Trap Team is coached by a dedicated group of volunteers: Head Coach John Drahota, Assistant Coaches Brad Carson, Dan Blackburn and Jerome Townsend.