ANOKA, MN – June 17, 2014 – Champion® Traps & Targets and Federal Premium® Ammunition are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship. Tyler Koenen of Alden, Minnesota, and Jenna Jahnke of Stillwater, Minnesota, were presented their $5,000 awards at the Minnesota State High School Trap League Championship, an event that hosted more than 4,000 students June 6-10, in Alexandria, Minnesota.
Koenen will apply his scholarship to an education in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, while Jahnke will use her award at Minnesota’s Century College, where she will study accounting.
The scholarship program was created to honor legendary exhibition shooter Tom Knapp, who passed away in April 2013. With the support of his wife, Colleen, Champion extended Knapp’s licensed products program to fund the scholarship. The two scholarship winners were chosen from applicants within the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. The program carries on Knapp’s work as an ambassador and teacher who inspired an entire generation of new shooters like Koenen and Jahnke.