KAYLYNN SIEBER WASN’T SOLD ON TRAP SHOOTING RIGHT AWAY.
“At first, I didn’t know what to think of trap,” said the junior from Marshall,
Minn. “I wanted to quit, but decided to stick it out.” Her dad, Brian Sieber, now coach of the Marshall High School Clay Target team, convinced her to keep at it. “After I got the hang of it, I started to really like it.” KayLynn has the hang of it, all right. This fall, she was the High Overall Average for the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League.
PullUSA: When did you learn to shoot?
KayLynn Sieber: I first learned to shoot trap in sixth grade. My dad originally got me into shooting when I was old enough to hold a firearm, and then a couple of years later, he convinced me to give trap a try. Shooting is something my dad and I do together and really enjoy.
PullUSA: What do you like most about the League?
Sieber: Sportsmanship. Every student and parent is very respectful and especially proud in what they are doing with the program on and off the line. It has been great for the students and community. The people of Marshall are very supportive of the team and the students take pride in the jersey they wear and represent the team well in and outside of school.
PullUSA: What’s the best advice you’ve received on the line?
Sieber: Keep your mind clear and don’t let your emotions take over. Everything that has to do with competitive shooting starts within the first six inches: your head.
PullUSA: What’s your favorite part of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Trap Shooting Championship?
Sieber: My favorite part is the atmosphere and competitiveness. There are a lot of good shooters there and everybody supports one another.
PullUSA: Do you want to continue competing after high school?
Sieber: Yes, shooting is something I enjoy doing in my free time. I would love to shoot for one of the college clay target teams one day.
PullUSA: Any other hobbies?
Sieber: Marching band, hunting and fishing, FFA, and kayaking.