The trap team is able to move forward with their 2020-2021 season!


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Wilsonville High School Trap Team

Trapshooting is a sport in which participants use shotguns for shooting at saucer-shaped clay targets flung into the air from a spring device called a trap. COVID-19 may have affected the schedules of many school sports but luckily the Wilsonville High School Trap Team has been able to commence the start of their season. They’ve only had to make a few adjustments to abide by CDC and school guidelines. Peyton Tolboe, a senior who has  competed with the trap team all four years of the high school tells us, “This season is a little bit different mainly with us always being six feet apart. The stations where we shoot from are already over six feet apart so that part didn’t really change!”

Although having their spring season cancelled, which tends to have the most participants,  this outdoor and already fairly distanced sport has been allowed to move forward with their season. Peyton explained, “The only changes we’ve seen have been when submitting scores. Rather than submitting scores every week, the coaches submit them all at the end of the season to allow teams to do what they need to keep everyone safe.” 

With everything that happens at school having to revolve around CDC guidelines, Peyton noticed that these changes due to COVID-19 mostly affected the team atmosphere. She describes how at the trap competitions and practices, the athletes would talk closely and congregate which they aren’t allowed to do now because they are at risk of spreading the virus. However, Peyton has been doing her best to look on the bright side, “It’s a little sad not to be able to high-five teammates after a good round but I feel fortunate that we can still compete.” 

Good luck to the trap team! They are preparing for a great season despite the challenges of COVID-19!