ATCC inaugural Clay Target team wins MCAC Fall Championship


ATCC Clay Target Team at the MCAC Fall Championship, group photo with coaches.

The Alexandria Technical & Community College varsity Clay Target Team won the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Fall Championship with a total of 478 points, edging out Pine Technical & Community College by four points. Individual awards went to ATCC’s Cole Girtz, Kiah Martinson, and Kallista Roers.

This was the ATCC team’s inaugural season. According to coach Tom Townsend, “We kicked butt out there. Overall, we did really well as individuals and as a team.”

Girtz was one of three tied for first place Individual Varsity with 99 points, and came out as runner-up in the tie-breaker round. Martinson and Roers were tied with one other shooter for first place Women’s Division, all with 95 points, and secured first and third place, respectively, in the tie-breaker.

“We are proud of the team – coming out of the gate and taking the championship,” said ATCC President Michael Seymour. “The team’s success will make it easier for us to break trail on some other unique competitive opportunities. They’re good representatives for the college and showing how athletes and competition can bring energy to the campus.”

Kallista Roers, Kiah Martinson, and Cole Girtz pose with their awards, alongside Coach Tom and Coach Blaine.Regular season awards went to Cole Girtz for Red Division Champion (overall) and Men’s Division Champion, Kiah Martinson for Women’s Division Champion, and Kallista Roers for Women’s Division 3rd Place.

ATCC Team Coordinator Scott Berger addressed the team at their celebratory banquet, “There’s never going to be another inaugural team at this college. You’re it. So when you look around here, you can know that you started this. And you started at the top.”


MCAC Fall Championship results:

Division

Name

Place

Points

Clay Target Championship
Teams

Alexandria Technical & Community College

1

478

Clay Target Championship
Individual Varsity

Cole Girtz

2

99

Clay Target Championship
Women’s Division

Kiah Martinson

1

95

Clay Target Championship
Women’s Division

Kallista Roers

3

95

 

Regular Season results:

Name

Award

Cole Girtz

Regular Season Red Division Individual Champion

Cole Girtz Regular Season Men's Division Individual Champion

Kiah Martinson

Regular Season Women's Division Champion

Kallista Roers

Regular Season Women's Division 3rd Place