Learning proper trapshooting fundamentals is critical to a shooter’s success. Being part of the association is a great way to improve your shooting skills and create the sort of memories that will last a lifetime. 

John Berning – St. Michael, MN
February 13, 1945 – August 6, 2022

Monday, August 15th. 2022
4-8 P.M.

Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M.

Further visitation Tuesday, August 16
at the church one hour prior to Mass.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday. August 16 2022 – 11:00 A.M.

St. Michael Catholic Church – St. Michael, MN

Interment with military rites:
St. Michael Cemetery

Miranda Klassen shoots her FIRST 200 STRAIGHT at the 2022 Neil Winston Memorial 200 Singles event at the Minneapolis Gun Club. Miranda will be the first to receive a custom embroidered John Storm Jacket commemorating her accomplishment. Congratulations Miranda.

Anthony Klassen big brother to Miranda, beat the field at the Minneapolis Gun Club Handicap Championship with the combined score of 193 for the two Handicap events. Anthony will receive a custom Championship buckle and gets his name on the perpetual plaque. Great shooting Anthony.!

Abby Malecha makes it to the 27 yard line in approximately 12 months by posting a 98 at the Wisconsin State shoot. Way to go Abby.

Kerra Ramsey 2022 MN State Shoot Sub-Junior HAA and HOA Winner.

NEW! – Blasts From The Past

MTA members and guests, here you will find photo’s, articles, programs and artifacts from day’s past in the Trapshooting World. There will be no rhyme or rythem so check back often for new/old items. Enjoy!

2022 ATA All American Teams Announced

Congratulations Minnesotans

Peter Walker Open Second Team
Bernie Merchlewitz Open Second Team
Leo Brand Sub-Junior First Team
Miranda Klassen Sub-Junior Second Team
Jack Knaus Junior First Team
Troy Haverly Sub-Veteran First Team
George Pappas Sub-Veteran First Team
Dean Neumann Veteran First Team
Randy Cook Veteran First Team
Dean Walker Senior Vet Second Team
Scott Messenger Senior Vet Second Team
Rod Tolman Chairshooter Team

Full 2022 ATA All-American Teams List 

Minnesota Trapshooting Association

All State Teams

The Minnesota State Teams is the in state equivalent to the ATA All American Teams. The MN State Teams are comprised of the Top Shooters in their respective categories and in most cases it is your overall average of Singles, Handicap and Doubles.

2021 MTA All State Team List

MTA Statewide Events Calendar

Locally Scheduled Events

Association Area Clubs
Finding a local club in your area is paramount in helping you learn and grow in the sport of trapshooting. Here is a list of the various clubs in the Minnesota Trapshooting Association.  FIND A LOCAL CLUB.  Download our FREE MTA Wallet Card.
Club & Special Events
We have a calendar for the various club events that are scheduled throughout the state.  The calendar should provide you with the event details, location, fees, registration, and fees as they are available. SEE CLUB CALENDAR
2022 State Shoot Information
We are ready to get the season started.  We will post event results and much more as the season progresses.  For camping and vendor information contact Cindy Townsend at 320-763-5315. So check back and check back often!


2022 Hall Of Fame Inductees

This year’s inductee’s are very deserving for their many years of service and dedication to the MTA Association. Be sure to reach out and congratulate our newest member’s of the MTA Hall of Fame!


Winners of the Youth Raffle
• Blazer F3 Shotgun – Duane Bohn
• CZ Shotgun – Al Pickett
• ATA Life Membership – David Smith, Chicago City. David will be donating the ATA Life Membership back to be auctioned at the 2022 Live Auction . Thanks David.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who bought tickets.
MTA Hot Shots
See some of our association’s top shooters and their accomplishments on this page. Many of them you may already know. Isn’t it time to add your name to the list!  MORE INFORMATION
MTA Newsletter Signup
Please provide us with your name and email address so we can update you with news, events, resources, association updates and more. We will never sell or share your information, EVER!
Grand American Hot Shots
The Grand American World Trapshooting Championships, annually held in Sparta, IL at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex, is the largest shooting event of its kind.
Shooting Event Promotion
Is your Club organizing, planning, or has a scheduled MTA event soon? We want to help you promote it!  DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FORM and we will add it to our Events page
Pre-Squad Shoot Events
Pre-squad events will open for the MN State Shoot May 1st at 8AM.
Just A Few Of Our

Featured Members

Do you have a special team member or even a team in your area you would like to feature?
Send a great photo and a story and, who knows, it just might appear here!

Leo Brand

2022 State Singles Champion

Kallista Roers

2022 State Handicap Champion

Gunnar Gens

2022 State Doubles Champion

John Kelly

2022 State HOA Champion

Nick Kubasch

2022 State HAA Champion

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