VCSU Trap Club Shines in North Dakota State Collegiate Trap Shoot, with Freshman Kaden Schafer Taking Home Top Honors

Schafer from VCSU clinches trap shoot state title

The Valley City State University (VCSU) Trap Club recently took part in the North Dakota State Collegiate Trap Shoot on April 27. Freshman Kaden Schafer, studying Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, emerged as the top male competitor after a grueling two-round shoot-off that broke a three-way tie. Among the other top performers of the day were Logan Heen, Brooke Gaudry, Grant Larson, and Derek Jacobs.

Club advisor and professor Dr. Nick Galt expressed his excitement about the event. “It was fantastic to participate in this competition and go up against other collegiate level teams from our region,” he said. “Trap is such a competitive sport, and it’s great to have high-level competitors to compete against.” VCSU will be launching an intercollegiate Shooting Sports team in the upcoming fall semester.

Schafer was pleased with his performance despite the windy conditions. “It was a challenging day with strong winds, but I’m glad I managed to hit 93,” he said. “It always impresses me how much respect there is between competitors, even in such high-stakes situations.” Those interested in learning more about the VCSU Trap Club or the new Shooting Sports team can contact Dr. Galt at or by calling 701-845-7459.

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