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A big inspiration was seeing her older brother, Cody, go to state where he placed 56th place in 2023. Laskowske would go to nationals herself, saying that she was “in the top 400 in the nation.”
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Tenth-grader Anna Laskowske has been on the trap team since seventh grade. “The nice thing with trap shooting is that it’s on a Sunday,” she said. “But I try to make sure that I get my schoolwork done before I worry about sports stuff or anything.”

It’s not often that a student is coached by their parent for a school team, but for sophomore Anna Laskowske it is a reality. Laskowske mentions that she got into trap shooting through her older brother, Cody Laskowske, who originally joined the Glenville-Emmons team when Albert Lea didn’t offer one. After her dad decided to start a team in Albert Lea, she was allowed to join in 7th grade.
In trap shooting, Laskowske usually takes the role as line lead.
“I make sure everyone is ready to go, has all of their protective equipment on, and has everything that they need to get started,” she said.
Luckily, there isn’t much Laskowske needs to do to balance sports with school. Trap shooting practice is from 1-4 p.m. which is after church for Laskowske.
“The nice thing with trap shooting is that it’s on Sundays, so I don’t really have to worry much about that,” she said. “But I try to make sure that I get my school work done before I worry about sports stuff.”
A big inspiration was seeing her older brother, Cody, go to state where he placed 56th place in 2023. Laskowske would go to nationals herself, saying that she was “in the top 400 in the nation.”
Laskowske explains that you sign up for nationals but it depends on the score you get each week, “Varsity is the top shooter, then JV is a little bit below that. Then even further down is Novice, so Varsity has the first shot to get into Nationals, then JV, and then Novice.”
Laskowske is currently a Varsity trapshooter and has her sights set on state. If you are interested in joining trap shooting, sign up on the high school’s activities webpage

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