Clay Target Team
The Cretin-Derham Hall Clay Target Shooting Team is in our sixth year of competition. This year we are adding Skeet shooting as well as Sporting Clays.
The only pre-requisite for season participation is each athlete must possess his/her Hunter and Safety Education Certificate offered by the state DNR before they can compete. If you do not have this, please contact Gary Fischbach, our firearms safety coach. School Letters are awarded at season's end to those who meet the criteria offered by the team. As well, this sport is co-educational in nature, offering both young men and women an opportunity to compete side by side, and possibly discover hidden talents they didn't know they had. The shooting sports require good hand and eye coordination, and the maturity to stay focused on safety procedures. We encourage all students to give it a try regardless of previous experience. You may be very pleasantly surprised.
Questions we are asked every year are “do I need to have past shooting or hunting experience” or “do I need to own a shotgun”? The answer to both of these is no. We take beginners every year, we train you in both the safety and skill of the game. While it’s preferred at some point to have your own shotgun, we do not recommend buying one until you have had the opportunity to sample a few different guns. The team does have a limited supply of club guns for use.
Your four primary coaches, Dave Becker, Gary Fischbach, Chris Jacobson, and Jason Nabor are all NRA Certified Level I Shotgun Coaches. We will continue doing our best as adult facilitators and coaches to help introduce the Shotgun Shooting Sports to a generation of young people that may have had limited exposure to any of the shooting sports. We will focus on safety, fun, and competition respectively as we grow.
Head Clay Target Shooting Coach
February 22: Captains and Coaches in Lunchroom, Lunch Hours @ CDH
February 20, 26 or 28: Parent/Student informational Meetings, 6 p.m. @ CDH Commons
March 1: CDH Registration is complete
Shooting begins the week of April 1 and ends the week of May 27
Our shooting days are:
Primary - Tuesday 3-5:30 p.m.
Secondary - Wednesday, Friday
April 01: Shooting
April 18: Shooting
April 15 Shooting
April 22: Shooting
April 29: Shooting
May 6: Shooting
May 13: Shooting
May 20: Shooting
May 27: Fun Week
End of season Championship tournament - June 2
We will shoot in two shifts starting at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
David Becker Head Coach 612-209-5225
Gary Fischbach Assistant Coach 651-247-6735
Chris Jacobson Assistant Coach
Curt Deaver Assistant Coach
Jason Naber Assistant Coach
2018 Student Captains
Cretin-Derham Hall Clay Target Shooting Team
CDH Lettering Policy - 3 Pathways to Letter
(You need to fulfill the criteria for one of the following pathways to letter)
1) Shoot an average of 18 – 25 shooting a minimum of 12 rounds in an event
2) Shoot a perfect score of 25
3) Active participation on the team for 4 or more years
Attendance: We hope you all will have perfect attendance. To letter, you may only miss twice throughout the season. We will have a secondary shooting day during the week/weekend and we have retired coaches that can also accommodate special attendance needs. If you are going to miss a week, you need to get prior approval from coaching staff.
Letter Winners All above 18.5 Average
* Perfect Scores
Our CDH Trap Shooting Team finished first in Conference 1 of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League.
By finishing first and our average scores, we were invited to shoot in the National Tournament in Michigan. Because we are unable to field a squad of 5 due to schedule, we will not be taking advantage of this accomplishment.
Our team competed very well in the Minnesota Youth Education of the Shooting Sports. MNYESS facilitates the shooting of the disciplines of Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays. There is also the Tri-Combo event for the kids that shoot all three disciplines.
Our awards are below:
CDH Dylan Jacobson, 1st Place, 23.75 Average
CDH Stanley Lukas, 2nd Place, 23.17 Average
CDH Lucas Jandrich, 3rd Place, 22.42 Average
STA A. Libbesmeier, 1st Place, 18.83 Average
CDH Alison Naber, 2nd Place, 18.67 Average
STA A. Jenson, 3rd Place, 18.17 Average
CDH Dylan Jacobson, 1st Place, 22.42 Average
STA M. Ilinykh, 2nd Place, 21.92 Average
CDH Stanley Lukas, 3rd Place, 21.75 Average
CDH Dylan Jacobson, 1st Place, 38.00 Average
STA P. Minkel, 2nd Place, 36.00 Average
CDH Stanley Lukas, 3rd Place, 35.17 Average
CDH Dylan Jacobson, 1st Place, 77 Total
CDH Stanley Lucas, 2nd Place, 264 Total
CDH Jack Rymanowski, 3rd Place, 229 Total
Team Awards Cretin-Derham Hall
Trap Lucas Jandrich, 22.42 Average
Skeet Stanley Lukas, 21.75 Average
Sporting Dylan Jacobson, 38.00 Average
Total 82.17 Average