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Mountain View, Crook County and Madras with top trap shooting state finishes

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A couple of Central Oregon schools took home the hardware in the state trap shooting championships.

The Mountain View trap team finished first at the 2A state tournament. 

Trap is a competitive shooting sport, using shotguns to shoot clay targets. 

The club team has 56 total players, with 24 making it to state.

The Cougars had the best combined team score of 460, three points ahead of Canby, beating 13 other teams.

While the team is a Mountain View club, there are players from Caldera, Ridgeview, Redmond and even some home-schooled athletes.

Ridgeview senior Jake Nichols had the best individual score on the team, shooting 94 overall.

“Trap shooting it’s like a team sport but it's also like a solo sport too so you play for yourself but you also play for a team," Nichols said. "You get up there and you got your shot gun and the birds go out there and you gotta shoot them.”

“Its pretty cool it's pretty rewarding," Nichols added. "I’ve never won first in anything so its pretty cool to finally get that win.”

The Cougars weren't the only local schools who shot well.

In the 1A division, Crook County took third and Madras finished in second. 

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