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Federal Ammunition Continues Commitment and Support of Minnesota High School Trap Championship
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More than 330 high school teams featuring more than 8,300 student athletes attended the nine-day event.

ANOKA, Minnesota – Federal Ammunition continued its commitment to youth sport shooting when it returned as a Platinum Level Sponsor of the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship, held June 10-18 at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota. More than 330 high school teams featuring more than 8,300 student athletes attended the nine-day event.

“This is one of the largest trap shooting events in the world, and we congratulate all the shooters who participated. Federal thanks all the parents and others who supported these athletes in their sport,” said Jon Zinnel from Federal’s Industry and Government Relations Team. “We’ve backed shooting sports programs across the country for decades, and it’s a great honor to support the largest program in our home state.”

For the event, each team is assigned a tournament day determined by its class and conference designation. This allows all teams to complete their competition (Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity) on a single day while facilitating competition among teams of a similar size. The championship is the qualifying team competition for the Minnesota State High School League’s State Tournament, held June 21 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

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