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VCSU Trap Shooter Brings Home 1st in Male Singles Trap at State Contest

May 7, 2024

The Valley City State University (VCSU) Trap Club competed in the North Dakota State Collegiate Trap Shoot on Saturday, April 27. Kaden Schafer stands with his award from the Trap Shooting competition

Kaden Schafer, a freshman majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, earned the title for 1st Place Male in Singles Trap with a 93/100 after a two-round shoot-off to break a three-way tie. VCSU’s top shots for the day were Kaden Schafer, Logan Heen, Brooke Gaudry, Grant Larson and Derek Jacobs.

“It was great to participate in this event and compete against other collegiate level teams from our region,” club advisor and professor Dr. Nick Galt said. “Trap is such a competitive sport and it’s great to have high-level competitors to compete against.”

Next fall, VCSU will launch an intercollegiate Shooting Sports team.

“It was a windy day and I was glad to hit 93 in those conditions,” Schafer said. “It always impresses me how much respect there is between competitors even in a high-stakes shoot-off.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the VCSU Trap Club or the new Shooting Sports team can contact Dr. Galt at or by calling 701-845-7459.

Members of the VCSU Trap Club in a group photo after the North Dakota Collegiate Trap Competition