Wayzata Clay Target Team Challenges Police in Competition
Plymouth police and students on the Wayzata Clay Target Team participated in a friendly contest Tuesday at the Plymouth Gun Club. They competed in a variety of shooting sports.
“Today is about having fun, being safe and connecting with our police officers in Plymouth,” explained Randal Baker, coach of Wayzata’s clay target team.
Some of the contests are unique, like one called “Annie Oakley.” In an Annie Oakley, several shooters line up. If one shooter misses the target, the next shooter gets to try and so forth. The round ends when the target is shot or the target hits the ground.
“It’s really a fun way to do different events, instead of the trap shooting or skeet shooting we usually do,” said Cooper Wilson, a member of the team.
The cops-vs.-kids shoot has been hosted by the Plymouth Gun Club for the last few years. Coach Baker says youth tend to edge out the officers in competition, because it’s a style of shooting that his team members are more familiar with. Still, it’s an event that’s fun for both sides.
“With all of the tensions going on in the world, it’s nice for people to see that cops are in good relationships with kids at high schools,” said Nathaniel Maas, a member of the team.
The Wayzata Clay Target Team continues to grow, with both a high school team and a middle school feeder team. To learn more, click here.