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FASTT hosts shooting tourney

The area’s only target-trap shooting club is aiming to head to a national competition later this summer.

The second annual Scholastic Clay Target Program state shoot will be held June 21 at the shooting park in Horace, the home team of FASTT, the Fargo Area Scholastic Target Team.

Teams participating at the tournament can qualify for the national tournament that will be held in Sparta, Ill., on July 18 and July 19.

FASTT was formed last year as the first and only clay target trap-shooting team in North Dakota. The majority of active participants are from West Fargo, but the team also has members from Fargo, Horace and Harwood.

Six girls and 33 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 are members of the team. The program has grown from 24 shooters to about 40, according to Mark Sahli, head coach of the Fargo Area Scholastic Target Team.

During the tournament in Horace, each shooter will shoot 100 rounds. Medals are awarded for gold, silver and bronze places.

“The sport of trap shooting and target shooting is taking off and the goal is still to be school affiliated in the club capacity which it is currently,” Sahli said in a press release.

The tournament will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Horace shooting park is considered FASTT’s home park, Sahli said.

Wendy Reuer

Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

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