The traditional high school sports every spring are golf, tennis, track, soccer and baseball. The girls at Marian High School in Omaha are shooting down stereotypes with their trap shooting team.
"A lot of my guy friends are like, girls actually hold guns and they know how to shoot them?” says Elle Wolodkewitsch. "And I'm like, yeah.”
Seven years ago, one girl wanted to bring trap shooting to the school and now the girls can't get enough. "I decided I would try it out and I fell in love with it the first day I tried it,” says Haylee Frisbie.
Marian was the first all-girls shooting team in Omaha. "The first year we were kind of an anomaly,” says Marian head coach Bruce Esser.
After a state championship in 2005, the girls proved they can shoot with the best of them. "We've had several boy-girl shoot-offs to see if we could beat the boys and we have,” says Alexa Baumer.
The great thing about trap shooting is, it doesn't matter how tall you are, how fast you are or how strong you are. Anyone can trap shoot. "It is a very mental game," says Baumer.
Marian is about giving girls opportunities to be successful and empowerment. This team fits right in with that mantra.