Kelowna’s Lutz on target at provincials

Local 13-year-old wins medals in every event at B.C. trapshooting champiomnships in Vernon

Kelowna's Jake Lutz is B.C.'s top junior trapshooter after winning eight medals earlier this month at provincials in Vernon.

When it comes to a keen eye and steady hands, not many can measure up to Kelowna’s Jake Lutz.

The 13-year-old KLO student dominated his age division earlier this month at the B.C. Provincial Trapshooting Championships in Vernon, winning eight medals.

Lutz, who practices at the Kelowna Trap and Skeet Club, captured first place in the three biggest events for junior-aged competitors: singles, doubles and handicapped.

In the singles competition—featuring two events combined—Lutz connected on 189 out of 200 targets.

In doubles—shooting two birds at a time—he scored on 86 out of 100 shots.

And in the handicapped junior finals, he nailed 93 out of 100 targets to take top honours.

For a youngster who only took up the sport seriously 1 1/2 years ago, Lutz has shown considerable skill and ability.

“I used to be in archery, but I wanted to try something different,” said Lutz. “My mom said I should try trap, and since I was already out at the club, I thought why not ? I did pretty well at it right away and I really like it.”

Lutz usually shoots twice week at the Kelowna Trap and Skeet Club, an arm of the Kelowna Fish and Game Club.

While he doesn’t have a coach, Lutz said he’s been getting plenty of assistance and tips from club members.

“The guys at the club are really good,” he said. “If you ever need anything, they’re there to help.”

Lutz’s next major event in the Grand Pacific Trapshooting Tournament this summer in Olympia, Wash.

 

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