MCAC Concludes First Varsity Clay Target Season

MCAC Concludes First Varsity Clay Target Season

(Photo: Regular Season Eastern Division Champs, Lake Superior College)

Grand Rapids, MN-

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference 2018 Fall Clay Target season concluded on Sunday, October 14, marking the completion of the first varsity intercollegiate trap shooting competition in the upper Midwest and one of the first in the nation. 

Conducted in partnership with industry-leader USA Clay Target League, the MCAC season attracted nine two-year college programs from across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.  Additionally, the 2018 Fall Championships were held recently in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, allowing for the recognition of the regular season champions and top performers as well as allowing for MCAC teams to compete in person. The one-day Championship event at the Grand Rapids Gun Club fell on a chilly and windy Tuesday, October 16, but several individuals and teams rose to the occasion despite the conditions and earned additional honors for their colleges. 

For the 2018 MCAC Clay Target regular season, teams competed in either the Eastern or Western Division, with squad size determining team placement. Eastern Division teams had rosters ranging from 18 to 45 student-athletes each, while the Western Division programs were between six and 16 participants.  


2018 MCAC Clay Target  Member College  Eastern Division Final Team Standings
Regular Season Champion
   Lake Superior College 
Regular Season Runner-Up
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 
Third Place
Vermilion Community College 
Fourth Place
Hibbing Community College  
Fifth Place
                      Itasca Community College                        

CLICK HERE For Eastern Division team weekly and cumulative team scores. 


(Lake Region State College, Western Division Runner-Up)

2018 MCAC Clay Target  Member College  Western Division Final Team Standings 
 Regular Season Champion      
Pine Technical & Community College  
 Regular Season Runner-Up
Lake Region State College   
Third Place    
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Fourth Place
Northland Community & Technical College

 CLICK HERE For Western Division team weekly and cumulative team scores. 

(Pine Technical & Community College, Western Division Champions)

2018 MCAC Clay Target Eastern Division Individual Top Performers
Women's Division Champion   Kallie Kimmes, Lake Superior College  (LSC)
Women's Division Runner-Up  Hannah Gray, Hibbing Community College  (HCC)
Women's Division Third Place Elizabeth Hintze, Vermilion Community College  (VCC)
Men's Division Champion Quintin Peasall, Southwest Technical College  (SWTC)
Men's Division Runner-Up (tie) Joe Latourelle, LSC; Lane Reinlkainen, LSC; Garret Kreul, SWTC  
Men's Division Third Place   Dalton Gardner,  Southwest Technical College  (SWTC)

For complete Eastern Division individual standings, including Top 10, Weekly / Season final scores, CLICK HERE

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2018 MCAC Clay Target Western Division Individual Top Performers
Women's Division Champion Alyssa Kasprick, Northland Community & Technical College
Women's Division Runner-Up Mackenzie Schultz, Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Women's Division Third Place Makayla VanSteenvoort, Lake Region State College
Men's Division Champion Zach Jahnz, Minnesota West Community & Technical College 
Men's Division Runner-Up  Zane Focher Pine Technical & Community College
      Men's Division Third Place             Logan Rademacher, Pine Technical & Community College                   

For complete Western Division individual standings, including Top 10, Weekly / Season final scores, CLICK HERE

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In addition to the top performing teams and individuals from the inaugural MCAC Clay Target fall campaign, USA Clay Target and their TrueTeam software allowed for multiple categories of accomplishment throughout the season.   These opportunities for student-athletes to excel include: 

50-Straight Club

25-Straight Club 

Top 25 Season Average 

The 2018 MCAC Clay Target season, conducted in partnership with USA Clay Target, allowed for over 150 intercollegiate student-athletes to represent nine colleges across a highly competitive five week regular season.  The nine MCAC member colleges competed each week at the home gun range, with coaches validating and uploading scores via USA Clay Target's TrueTeam software, allowing schools to save thousands of dollars in transportation costs.  

At the conclusion of the five week regular season, over 140 of the 150 registered participants traveled with their teams to Grand Rapids Gun Club for the 2018 Fall Championships.  For more on the season-ending Championship event, visit and look for our Friday feature story on October 19. 

A special thanks to the  USA Clay Target League, all nine MCAC member colleges, their coaches, administrations, Grand Rapids Gun Club and supporters for making this season a success. 

Men's Regular Season Individual Champions:

Western Division: Zach Jahnz, Minnesota West CTC (left) 

Eastern Division: Quintin Peasall, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (right) 

Women's Regular Season Individual Champions:

Western Division: Alyssa Kasprick, Northland CTC (left) 

Eastern Division:Kallie Kimmes, Lake Superior College (right)

 Photos courtesy of John Connelly Photography; the official photographer of the 2018 MCAC Fall Championships. 

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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.