Trap League

Congratulations to HCC's Carter Smith on winning the "2020 Men's High Season Average" in the Red Division of the MCAC Trap League. Carter only missed two targets all season!

Hibbing Community College began to offer Trap League as a varsity sport for the Fall of 2018.

According to the Amateur Trapshooting Association, Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shooting. Trapshooting is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim fire and break the 4 1/4 inch disc, which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter.

Trapshooting's continual growth and expanding popularity is due to the fact that people of all ages, incomes and abilities can compete. Nine-year-old boys shoot alongside 90-year-old men. Many 70-year olds have been in the sport 55 years and some began just two years ago. Trapshooting's participants include millionaires and hourly wage earners, inventors and executives, former sports figures in other fields, professional men, farmers, truck drivers, musicians, actors, students and homemakers.

Trap League will be a Fall Sport. Students of all ages, genders, and abilities are welcome to participate.The season will start the first week of fall semester and will conclude in mid-October.

Most equipment including ammunition and range fees will be provided through Hibbing Community College. Students are responsible for providing their own registered and approved shotgun to compete with.

** Please note there are a limited number of shotguns available to use for students that do not own one **

Trap League is eligible for a Physical Education credit to be applied to a student’s degree.

Students interested in participating in Trap League at Hibbing Community College should contact either Coach Kevin Hyduke at or email Athletic Director Mike Flaten at