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Legion Auxiliary raffle raises $12,250 for Pequot Lakes High School trap team

Pequot Lakes has a large team and faces rising costs of the sport.

Trap team fundraiser 2022
From left are Cooper Johnson, Annika Wiczek, Pequot Lakes trap team coach Jason Johnson, Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49 Auxiliary gambling manager Sharon Higgins, Mitchell Morrison and trap team coach Scott Larson.
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PEQUOT LAKES — The Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49 Auxiliary and the Pequot Lakes High School trap team held a fundraiser raffle in June that raised $12,250 for the team.

Due to rising costs of ammunition and targets, fundraising is mandatory to not turn kids away. The trap team is grateful for the Legion's help and support.

The Pequot Lakes trap team has 79 students in grades 7-12 competing. Students practice one to two days per week over a 10-week season. This year, students had meets in Bemidji, Alexandria and Park Rapids.

Pequot Lakes hosted the Mid-State Conference meet at the Lakeshore Conservation Club in Lake Shore, where the varsity and junior varsity teams both won.

Trap shooting allows equal participation for all students regardless of age or gender, with the true team scoring system encouraging team cohesiveness.

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The sport is especially popular in Minnesota, with the state holding the largest number of high school trap shooters in the country. In 2022, 11,170 students competed in Minnesota.

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