Black Creek youth competes in World Trapshooting Championships

0807sey-TrapShooter copy Junior trap shooter Devin Doucette of Black Creek, just finished competing in the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships in Sparta, Ill., August 6 – 12. – Submitted photo
Local junior trap shooter, Devin Doucette of Black Creek, headed down to The Grand American World Trapshooting Championships being held in Sparta, Ill., at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex August 6-12.
It’s the largest event of its kind. The event spans over several days with more than 20 events. Shooters from all over the globe come to compete in hopes of claiming one of the available prestigious titles such as “Clay Target Champion”.
Doucette started his nack for shooting in the backyard at his grandma’s with a hand thrower and he took the next step of going down to the Black Creek Sportsman Club on Monday nights where the kids are mentored and can sharpen their skills. He quickly found a liking to the trap shooting sport and became a regular shooter on the Tuesday Night League in 2014 and then shortly there after was on a Wednesday Night League alongside his uncle and grandpa.
Doucette is a member at numerous trap clubs and also with the Wisconsin Trap Association.
He recently competed in the 118th Wisconsin State Shoot, July 11-16, at the WTA Shooting Complex in Nekoosa. There was roughly about 650 shooters that competed. Doucette shot a total of 1,042 birds which landed 14th overall for the resident shooters and second overall in the junior division.