Friday, February 12, 2016
Trap Shooting Now Fastest-Growing Sport In U.S. High Schools
Shooting trap a now the fastest-growing sport in U.S. high schools. The sport is becoming increasingly popular in Minnesota high schools, and has recently been recognized in North Dakota and Wisconsin high schools.
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League championship is the biggest shooting sport event in the world, according to Esme Deprez of Bloomberg. During its inception in 2009, the championship only had 30 shooters. This year, there were more than 5,000 shooters, 20,000 spectators, as well as sponsors like SKB Shotguns and Benelli Armi SpA.
Deprez said vendors like Browning sales agent Dusty Minke could see potential customers wherever he looks.
Shooting trap is now the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota high schools. The sport has recently caught the attention of nearby North Dakota and Wisconsin, according to Grace Smith of Education News. While anti-gun groups were probably unhappy with this, gun retailers and manufacturers are pleased. The National Shooting Sports Foundation said the average teen who competes in the sport will spend about $75,000 on it over his lifetime.
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