Trap team season well under way


Abby Milliron

The Berlin High School Trap team.

Abby Milliron, Reporter

In early March, the trap team started their combined practices with Ripon High School at the Berlin Conservation Club.The requirement to participate in trap is to have their safety course completed. The season goes from March to May. There are conference meets in May to tie off their season. However if students wish to have further involvement in this activity they can join a private club through the Berlin Conservation Club. There are three students who are participating from Berlin and six students from Ripon. SPED Teacher Mark Trampf is the coach for trap.
“I’ve been doing trap for a good 35 years,” Trampf said.
While Trampf is no stranger to the game newcomers might not know how the game is organized or scored.
The average is the percentage of targets the shooter has hit out of the total shot. When disks get flown in the air the shooters have to aim and shoot them with accuracy. If a person were to miss one it would be a lost score.
Sophomore RJ Gropp from Berlin has been trap shooting for five years, and is having a successful season.
“My highest score is 200 out of 200. My average is 24.7/25,” Gropp said.
This extracurricular activity has introduced an interest in a different kind of sport. It has given the team member’s a new hobby that they have shown interest in.
“Trap introduced something fun and new to me and showed me a lot of different opportunities,” said freshman Ali Young.
Their next meet was in North Fond Du Lac on May 9, at Van Dyne Sportsmen Club.