Marysville High School student Jaxon Watson, above, recently competed in the national trapshooting tournament in Lincoln, Neb. He finished just outside of the top 20 and is now ranked 21st in the nation. He ended with the highest ranking in the competition for Ohio high school shooters. (Photo submitted)
Marysville High School student Jaxon Watson finished just outside the top 20 during the recent national trap shooting tournament.
The event, which falls under the guidelines of the National High School Federation of Rodeos, was held at the Izaak Walton Range in Lincoln, Neb.
Watson finished with a score of 92, which placed him 21st in the nation.
He missed a Top 20 placement by a single point.
Watson did, however, finish as the top shooter from Ohio.
Caleb Delk of New Mexico captured the championship with a score of 99.
Watson also participated in the light rifle competition.
He said he finished somewhere in the middle of the pack during that event.
Watson, who will be a senior at MHS during the 2021-22 academic year, competed in the national championships for the second consecutive year.
He currently is the reigning state champion in both trap shooting and light rifle competitions for high school-age shooters.
Watson has set high goals for the 2022 shooting season.
“I’m hoping to crack the 10 ten or better during next year’s national competition,” he said.
He also plans to advance his shooting skills to the next level.
“I’m looking at college scholarships that are currently being made available to me,” he said.