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Player Profile: Troy Schroers

May 3, 2018

Troy Schroers, junior, is a new addition to the varsity Trap Team, it’s always a great thing for a student to make varsity for their sport, but for Schroers it was a great honor.

“It feels great, it just goes to show that everything ive done up to this point is paying off,” Schroers said.

The most important thing for a good teammate to do is to set and achieve team goals.  Something important for an athlete to do for themselves is to set personal goals to be able to improve every year.

“For me personally I want to shoot a 25 because I’ve never done that before,” Schroers said.

For those who don’t understand what a 25 is in trap shooting, it’s when a shooter hits all 25 targets in a shooting round.

A very popular thing for athletes is that their parents or other relatives got them into their sport. Schroers is no different.

“I’ve been around guns all my life, going hunting with my dad since I was a kid.  My dad and my grandpa were really important for me when it comes to this, if it wasn’t for them I probably wouldn’t be on the team at all,” Schroers said.

Schroers has been around gun culture his whole life.  Due to that, he has been a fan of trap shooting and hunting for a very long time.

“I’ve been shooting trap for hopkins for about 2 two years now.  But i’ve been shooting just in my backyard since I was a young kid,” Schroers said.

It’s not out of the ordinary for an athlete to give up on a sport if they don’t get the recognition they feel they deserve. Thankfully for Schroers, he never gave up.

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