Keskitalo finishes as one of Top 100 shooters in the state

The trap league didn’t announce the final standings until 10:30 p.m. on May 28. When the scores were finally posted, the New York Mills trap team members could breathe easy again. They did it. The Eagles were are in first place by over 4,788 points. 

Chase Keskitalo is pictured with trap head coach Tom Kotarski and his dad  Chad Keskitalo after he shot 50 straight targets in the final week of competition. He finished the season as one of the top 100 shooters in the state of Minnesota. 

The final scores for our conference were:

#1 – 35,958.50 points – New York Mills High School

#2 – 31,170.00 points – Brainerd High School

#3 – 29,891.50 points – Cambridge-Isanti High School

#4 – 27,626.50 points – Duluth East High School

#5 – 27,163.00 points – Blaine High School

#6 – 15,759.00 points – East Grand Forks – High School

#7 – 13,571.50 points – Royalton – High School

#8 –   8,652.00 points – St. Croix Lutheran – High School

The NY Mills trap team will be receiving a “first place” conference trophy at the state championship.   

Not only did NY Mills win their conference, but three of the Eagles’ girls will be receiving medals at the state championship for taking first, second and third place “Top Females” in the conference.

They include:

#1 – Kailey Keskitalo – 22.9 average

#2 – Macenzie Schultz – 22.20 average

#3 – Taylor Pulver – 21.90 average

Not only did NY Mills’ female shooters take first, second and third place, but Megan Riedel and Jaida Newborg tied for fourth place in the conference with a 21.60 average So, the NY Mills girls took the top five female spots in their conference.

Tom Kotarski, NYM Trap Team

Unfortunately, the league only gives out medals for first through third place, but it’s definitely worth mentioning! 

Kailey Keskitalo also made the “Top by Gender” cut as she’s one of the top 25 females in the “state.”

Chase Keskitalo tied for third place for “Top Male” in NY Mills’ conference and will be receiving a third place medal at the championship.

Chase Keskitalo also finished as one of the top 100 shooters in the state of Minnesota with an average of 23.70 and has been invited to the state tournament in Prior Lake at the Minneapolis Gun Club to compete as an individual.   Keskitalo is also NY Mills’ #1 Top Gun of the Team and shot a “50” straight during the last week of the conference competition.   

Head coach Tom Kotarski said he would like to thank the entire team, parents, coaches and contributors who made donations to the team for helping make this happen.

But it’s not over yet as NY Mills will be getting ready for its next big competition, the state championship in Alexandria on June 19.