In 2007, Beth began shooting clay pigeons out of a trap. Last January Beth joined a competitive trapshooting team, the Gateway Clay Busters, with junior Ben Orr. He explains her trapshooting addiction.
“She’s pretty passionate about it,” Ben said. “Even though our team’s season is over, she still goes to shoot and everything. I’m sure it’s because it’s one of those sports that once you start, it’s hard to stop.”
The difficulty of running (shooting) 25 clay pigeons consecutively is one addictive aspect of trapshooting.
“It’s really exciting when you’re out there at the post and just ran 20 birds in a row,” Beth said. “It’s addicting because you just want to keep going.”
Beth’s father Brad Noble occasionally trapshoots with Beth. According to him, it isn’t just about running 25 birds.
“It’s a good sport outdoors that gives you quality time with your family and friends,” Brad said. “Everybody out there is really nice.”
Beth plans to continue trapshooting for as long as she can.
“[I will be trapshooting] ‘til the day I die,” Beth said. “It may be the way I die. I don’t know. But definitely ‘til the day I die.”