CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston trap shooting team is entering their third year as a competitive team at a four-year university. The Golden Eagles have found instant success in their first two seasons as a team under Head Coach Andy Gjerswold. Minnesota Crookston has placed second in both 2019 and 2020 in the USA College Clay Target League 1A – Conference 2.

Minnesota Crookston has been represented by shooters from across the state of Minnesota, along with North Dakota, and Iowa. In 2020, UMN Crookston was led by Colton Schrempp of Victoria, Minn., who was seventh in the conference with an average of 23.2 Hailey Olson of Albertville, Minn. had the third-best season average of any female in the conference with a tally of 20.7. She finished in eighth in the entirety of the USA College Clay Target League for female shooters. The trap shooting team is a co-ed sport at UMN Crookston and is available to both male and female students.

The Golden Eagle trap shooting team will look to continue to build on their great successes moving into the 2021 season. They were one of the first four-year schools in Minnesota to offer trap shooting as a competitive club sport and the sky is the limit for the possibilities of the program moving forward. UMN Crookston competes at the Crookston Gun Club, a great facility for trap shooting with a sporting clays range. In addition, safety officers are on site during every competitive and practice round for the Golden Eagles. 

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One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at 

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The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at 

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