Trap team competes in tournaments

Published 5:25 pm Friday, July 15, 2022

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The Austin trap shooting team recently had three shooters compete in the national competition in Mason, Michigan.

While no Packers reached the podium, all three put up big performances.

Nathan Martinson went 91-for-100 with a 25 straight streak, Trenton Whiteaker went 84-for-100 and Carrie Whiteaker went 74-for-100.

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AJ Barrera took third place in the state for both five-stand skeet in the female varsity category and Clair Bliese took fifth in state for the skeet varsity female category. Barrera finished first in the female five stand in the conference and she took first in female sporting clays for the conference.

Trenton Whiteaker took third in male five-stand for the conference and third in sporting clays for the conference

Austin’s SKEET team took first place in the conference, the sporting clays team took first in conference, the five-stand team took second in conference and the trap team took third in conference.

Spring Season’s TEAM Conference Standings:

Austin High School SKEET team took 1st place in the Conference

Austin High School SPORTING CLAYS team took 1st place in the Conference

Austin High School 5-STAND team took 2nd in the Conference

Austin High School TRAP team took 3rd in the Conference

Spring Season’s Top Individual Athletes in the Conference:

Skeet Individual Season Conference Standings: 

 A.J. Barrera, 1st place Female
Claire Bliese, 2nd place Female

Blake Kraft, 3rd place Male
Dawnson Medgaarden, 10th place Male

Trap Individual Season Conference Standings: 

Carrie Whiteaker, 3rd place Female
Jack Thoreson, 13th place Male
Jet Crews, 14th place Male
Nathan Martinson 16th place, Male
Adyson Wradislavsky 16th place Female
Trenton Whiteaker 23rd place, Male

5-Stand Individual Season Conference Standings: 

A.J. Barrera, 1st place Female 

Trenton Whiteaker, 3rd place Male
Preston Schlichter, 4th Place Male
Jet Crews, 6th place Male

Sporting Clays Individual Season Conference Standings:

A.J. Barrera, 1st place Female 

Trenton Whiteaker, 3rd place Male
Jack Thoreson, 4th place Male (tie)
Nathan Martinson, 4th place Male (tie)
Preston Schlichter, 9th Place Male


Individual Results: 

AJ Barrera took 3rd place in the state for both 5-Stand and Skeet Varsity Female Shooter

Clair Bliese took 5th in the State for Skeet Varsity Female Shooter


THE National Trap Championship takes place in Mason, Michigan every July.  This year, three Austin team members travelled to Michigan to participate.  Though no one made the podium, they all scored really well.  

Nathan Martinson finished with a 91/100(including 25 straight)

Trenton Whiteaker finished with a 84/100

Carrie Whiteaker finished with a 74/100