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4-H’ers Compete in State Shotgun Match

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4-H'ers take aim at the North Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports State Shotgun Match. (NDSU photo) 4-H'ers take aim at the North Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports State Shotgun Match. (NDSU photo)
The first-place senior team advances to the 2019 4-H National Invitational in Grand Island, Neb.

Ramsey and Dickey County teams took home the top honors in the 2018 North Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports State Shotgun Match.

The match was held at the Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck, N.D., and Capital City Sporting Clays Range near Menoken, N.D. The competition brought in 56 shooters from across the state.

Shotgun events consisted of trap, skeet and sporting clays. Seniors shot at 100 trap, 50 clay and 50 skeet targets. Junior division participants shot at 50 trap, 50 clay and 25 skeet targets. Shooters received one point for every target hit.

The Dickey County team of Landon Hill, Erich Scheffert and Andrew Hill was the senior division champion. The team shot for a combined score of 511 out of 600 in the three events and qualified for the 2019 4-H National Invitational in Grand Island, Neb.

The top shooters in the senior division and their scores were:

  • Tie for first - Landon Hill and Chris Morstad of Ramsey County, with scores of 172 out of 200; Hill also was the top scorer in skeet, with a score of 43
  • Second - Scheffert, with a score of 171
  • Third - Zachary Ohma, Ramsey County, with a score of 169; he also was the top scorer in sporting clays, with a score of 39
  • Fourth - Andrew Hill, with a score of 168
  • Fifth - Peter Wang, Ramsey County, with a score of 164

The Ramsey County team of Tayler Lorenz, Benjamin Vetsch, Evan Arndt and Rebecca Morstad scored 202 out of 375 points to claim first place in the junior division.

The top individual scorers in the junior division were:

  • First - Jacob Thomas, Morton County, with a score of 97; he also was the top scorer in trap, with a score of 45; skeet, with a score of 19; and sporting clays, with a score of 33
  • Second - Ty Awender, Dickey County, with a score of 83
  • Third - Wyatt Dunlop, Rolette County, with a score of 79
  • Fourth - Kylie Thompson, Morton County, with a score of 76
  • Fifth - Lorenz, with a score of 73

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Aug. 29, 2018

Source:Karla Meikle, 701-667-3340, karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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