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4-H Archery Shooting Sports Match Winners Named

Youth bring home honors from the 4-H Archery Shooting Sports State Match.

Archery teams from Ramsey, Morton and McLean counties won first-place honors in the 4-H Archery Shooting Sports State Match held recently at the newly renovated North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn.

One hundred sixty-four 4-H’ers competed in the state match in 3-D archery, field archery and World Federation field archery. Senior-age freestyle division participants competed in all three events to qualify for the 2016 4-H National Invitational Match in Grand Island. Neb.

The 3-D archery event consisted of bare bow and freestyle divisions. Participants scored 30 3-D animal targets, with one arrow shot at each for a complete round and total score of 300. The yardages were adjusted for participants’ age, with seniors shooting a maximum of 50 yards, juniors 35 yards and beginners 25 yards in 3-D and field archery. World Federation field archery was for seniors only. The archery course has four shooting distances marked from 30 to 60 meters.

The Ramsey County team of Erin Morstad, Chris Morstad, Mason Hanson and Shaelyn Tofte won the senior freestyle archery competition with a combined score of 2,260. Erin Morstad was the top scorer in the event with 778 points. Kaity Thompson, also from Ramsey County, was the top scorer in the bare bow division with a score of 169 in 3-D archery.

The Morton County team of Cody Marohl, Kaleb Johnson, Dawson Mills and Jenna Thompson secured first place in the junior freestyle team event. Madelyn Jennings from Emmons County was the high scorer with 236 in 3-D archery. Jacob Vaagen from Ramsey County was top score in field archery with 147.

Bare bow junior division honors went to Amanda Brusseau of Stark in 3-D archery with a score of 149 and Mathew Schauer of Ward County in field archery with a score of 182. This division had no full county teams.

The Ramsey County team of Malcolm Stubbe, Thomas Graue, Zachary White and Hunter Riggin was the top team in the freestyle beginner division with a combined score of 561. Hunter Gegelman from Stutsman County was the top scorer with 259 in 3-D archery.

The Rolette County team of Wyatt Dunlop, Marti Moberg, Trista Henderson and Bryce Stein took top honors in the beginner bare bow division. Dunlop was individual high scorer with a 153 in 3-D archery.

The Master’s Division is for shooting sports participants who have qualified or attended the national shooting sports event in past years. Jade Ellingson of Morton County topped the elite archer group with a combined score of 781 in the three archery events. Skyler Bitz, also of Morton County, was second with a score of 778.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - July 24, 2015

Source:Adrian Biewer, (701) 231-6184, adrian.biewer@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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