2003 Cornhusker Trap Shoot Breaks Attendance Record
A record number of high school and junior high school trapshooters enjoyed excellent weather and high scores at the 34th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot held May 2 and 3 at the Nebraska Trapshooting Association’s home grounds near Doniphan, according to Rocky Hoffmann, Cornhusker shoot director for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
“Friday was undoubtedly one of the best days for trapshooting during the long history of the Cornhusker,” Hoffmann said, “and a record 1,148 high school and junior high school competitors from five states shot outstanding scores. The top ten shooters Friday registered five 100 X 100 scores, and five 99 X 100.”
At the completion of Saturday’s events, Steven Svitak of Stanton won the traditional Cornhusker Cup, awarded by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to the over-all high score. The High Over-all Team trophy for the best five-person squad went to the Execter #1 Team, of Exeter, with a score of 918.
According to Hoffmann, the Cornhusker Trapshoot has become the largest event of it’s kind anywhere.
“Trapshooting is a very popular shooting sport that young people can enjoy throughout their lives,” he said. “The sport rewards good eye-hand coordination, and every student can participate regardless of the their size or sex.”
The annual Cornhusker Trapshoot is sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Trapshooting Association.
“There are many fine contributors and coaches that make the Cornhusker shoot so successful,” Hoffmann continued. “This year’s Coach of the Year was Ted Vasko, of Omaha Creighton Prep.”
“All competitors are required to successfully complete the Nebraska Hunter Education course, and it is gratifying to walk along the trap line during the Cornhusker to see the firearm safety and responsibility exhibited by the young shooters.” Hoffmann said.