2015 State Tournament


The 2015 Tournament is COMPLETED!

Please CLICK HERE to go to the 2016 State Tournament Website!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
WTA Shooting Complex – Rome, WI

9:00 AM Coach Check-In Begins.
All coaches much check-in at the tournament registration table located inside the tent. You will receive important information and all State Tournament t-shirts for your student athletes on your team. Student athletes do not have to check-in and can report to their assigned field.
10:00 AM Practice.
Student athletes can shoot practice rounds for $6 each.
10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies.
Important announcements are followed by the signing of the National Anthem and raising of the flags.
11:00 AM Competition Starts.
Per assigned fields and starting times.

Click here to view photos following the event on Saturday, June 6th!


Click to download the 2015 State Tournament schedule

The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League invites all student athletes to participate in the State Tournament.

In order of importance, the three priorities of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League are safety, fun and marksmanship. All participants and spectators are required to adhere to all State Tournament rules and requirements included in the WSHSCTL’s Policies & Procedures guidebook. Any participant or attendee who does not adhere to these rules will be disqualified and/or asked to leave the State Tournament. The State Tournament committee reserves the right to make alterations in, or amendments to these rules at any time without notice.

Important deadlines.

All athletes must register for participation in the State Tournament through their team. No deadline extensions will be allowed.
May 1-15: Athlete registration.
May 22: Non-refundable payment of $25 per athlete due.


All current Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League student athletes are invited to participate.

Tournament registration.

Coaches will login to their Team Management System and select “State Tournament Registration” to select the participating athletes and designate their classification. No members can be added or changed after a team has submit their roster. Please make sure all the information is correct prior to submission. You should print a copy of your State Tournament roster after your submission.

Participation fee.

The State Tournament participation fee of $25 per student athlete. You will receive an invoice via email on 5/16/15 that can be paid electronically (credit card, debit card, or ACH) or manually with a check. Payment is due May 22, 2015. Check payments can be sent to WSHSCTL, 808 Carmichael Road #325, Hudson, WI 54016-7759

Facilities, food, camping and location.

WTA Shooting Complex in Rome, WI

The Wisconsin Trapshooting Association’s Shooting Complex is located just south of Wisconsin Rapids and Nekoosa in central Wisconsin. Click here to view the location map. Ample free parking and specter view is available. On-site camping is available for a 20% discount if your reserve your space online.  Click here for details. Tasty hamburgers and brats will be available for sale.

Spectator area, tents, food and chairs.IMG_5502

All spectators are welcomed to attend the State Tournament. There is no entrance fee. Team setups including tents and chairs are allowed in the areas designated for spectators. Vehicles are temporary allowed to drive to the spectator area prior to competition to unload gear. Coolers for food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed. Grills are not allowed near the trap fields. Spectators must adhere to the designated areas so Tournament officials and maintenance vehicles can maneuver.

Targets and ammunition.

Targets are included with the participation fee. All athletes are responsible for providing their own ammunition.
Novice = 100 targets
Junior Varsity = 100 targets
Varsity = 100 targets
Voice-released targets will be used on all fields.

Suspension of competition due to hazardous weather conditions.

In the event of inclement weather before or during the State Tournament, the WSHSCTL will make safety their first priority. When lightening is observed or thunder is heard, the tournament must be suspended. The occurrence of lightning or thunder is not subject to interpretation or discussion. Lightning is lightning; thunder is thunder.

Everyone will be asked to take shelter either inside of a building, shelter or vehicle. If, after lightning is seen, and it does not reoccur for 30 minutes, the tournament committee will review weather reports and the committee will decide if/or when the competition will resume.If severe weather is forecasted, and time permits, all participants will shoot a lesser number of targets as determined by the tournament committee. If time permits, all participants will shoot more targets until the prescribed number of targets has been shot. If weather does not permit completion of the shooting, the team with the highest score of the round(s) every shooter was able to complete, will be deemed the winner of that competition.

If a competition cannot be held due to severe/inclement weather, the competition will be cancelled.

Competition format.

Student athletes shoot their assigned number of targets to compete in BOTH individual and team (if relevant) events. Student athlete’s classifications for individual competition are determined by the athlete’s year-end average weekly score after Week 5. Classifications include:
Novice: 0-14.99 average per round
Junior Varsity: 15-18.99 average per round
Varsity 19-25 average per round

Individual competition.

All athletes will participate in the “High Gun” (highest number of targets hit) competitions in their corresponding classification. If a tiebreaker is required for any places, the longest run of hit targets by the athletes will be used. The longest run score will start from the last target and count backwards until a missed target is reached to determine the tiebreaker score. If there is a tie after the longest run is totaled, then a tie for first place is declared.

Team competition.

Each team will use their five best individual scores from the day to use for their team score. The highest team total will be declared State Tournament Team Champion. No squadding is required. If a tiebreaker is required for any places, the highest round score will be used to break the tie.

Coach check-in.

Coaches are required to check-in at the registration tables located in the clubhouse. They will receive all t-shirts and other information for their entire team.

Athlete check-in.

Athletes need to check-in with their coaches near their assigned field(s) before their assigned times. Athletes DO NOT need to check-in at the clubhouse.

Field assignments, squadding and sessions.

Field assignments and starting times will be posted on the League’s website before Monday, June 1st.
Teams will squad their own team by applying League-supplied labels to scoresheets. In order to expedite the timing of the tournament, some teams with less than a full squad of five shooters may be required to join another short squad to complete a squad.
Athletes will shoot two 50-target sessions. Session 1 begins at 11:00 a.m. for most teams and concludes with the last assigned squad is complete. Session 2 begins after the last Session 1 squad is finished and all teams and squads will follow the same schedule as Session 1.

Each team needs to supply their own Range Safety Officer.

Due to the high number of teams, each team needs to provide their own RSO that is responsible only for their team. It is important that each RSO understands the League’s Policies & Procedures to ensure this State Tournament is the safest event possible. Thank you!

Add a label to your shotgun.

Add a label that includes your name, school team and contact information on your firearm. With many participants and possible similar shotguns, there is always a chance for a mistaken shotgun.


Official scorers are provided by WTA Shooting Complex. Scores are recorded on a scoring sheet and tallied in the clubhouse. Scores will be posted on clubhouse monitors, on the clubhouse printed scoreboard areas and on the results website page.

The only time a score may be disputed is on the trap field after a scorer has announced the round scores. Scores can be verified in the clubhouse, but not changed unless there is a scoring error in writing.


State Tournament and Conference awards presented.

Individual awards are presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places by gender in Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity classifications. An overall high gun award is presented to the student athlete with the highest score.
Tied scores for awards are broken by using a reverse longest run – most amount of consecutive targets hit starting from the end.

No alcohol or tobacco use allowed.

Please refrain from the use of alcohol or tobacco during competition near the trap fields or spectator areas.

Emergency preparation.

Coaches should bring emergency contact information for all their athletes for reference if needed.

Tournament t-shirt.

Orders must be submitted before June 1! $20 each.

All registered and paid student athletes receive an official State Tournament t-shirt. Everyone else can order their own 2015 State Tournament t-shirt by clicking here! All ordered shirts can be picked up at the State Tournament. A very limited supply of t-shirts will be available for sale.

View scores and more from your wireless device.

During the State Tournament you can visit the League’s website to find access to the State Tournament online scoring. Viewers can view individual and team standings, scores and rankings.


Ample on-site free parking is available to all participants.

Roadway construction.

Check often with WIDOT for the latest news regarding road construction that may delay your travels.

Thank you!

To coaches, assistants, schools and parents for everything you do to provide your student athletes this unique opportunity to participate in the State Tournament.

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All rules are subject to change prior to the State Tournament without notice.