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By Nic Ekland, Xavier junior
CEDAR RAPIDS – Remarkable, outstanding and dominant.
Those are a few words that describe senior Carly Berutti’s trap shooting summer.
From living the life of an Olympian to participating in Grand Nationals in Sparta, Ill., Berutti soaked up every second of it.
Berutti kept busy during the summer, competing in 12 tournaments and practicing four to five times a week. She also was one of 12 trap shooters selected for the Olympic Camp in Colorado Springs.
“Even though it is lot of work, my coach in Muscatine does a great job of preparing me,” Berutti said. “I just absolutely enjoy every second of it, it is my passion.”
Berutti attributes her success to the help of her coaches and supporters. The first day at the Aim Grand Nationals, she shot 97 out of 100. The second day, she was perfect, ending with a total of 197 of 200 to make her the top female in the junior division.
Berutti and the Saints trap shooting team will take aim in the spring.