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N.D. 4-H’er Wins National Trap Shooting Competition

Several North Dakota youth bring home honors from the 2018 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships.

Nathan Lorenz of Ramsey County is the 2018 national champion in trap shooting.

He also led his Ramsey County shotgun team to a sixth place finish overall at the recent 2018 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Neb.

Participants in the 4-H National Championships were required to participate in 3-D, World Federation Field Archery and a half-field round of National Field Archery Association archery.

The shotgun events included trap, skeet and sporting clays. Participants earned individual and team awards for the top 10 placings in the discipline for each day and overall match awards.

The North Dakota 4-H shooting sports team was represented by competitors who qualified in the 2017 North Dakota State Championships in shotgun and archery. Each team consists of four members who compete in their qualifying discipline.

Members of the Ramsey County shotgun team were Ordale Morstad, Forrest Hanson, Nathan Lorenz and Josh White.

North Dakota also sent an archery team to the National Championships. Team members were Will Peckham and Landon Sprague of Stutsman County, Thomas Mitchell of Pembina County and Kail Larsen of Stark-Billings County.

Sporting Clays

Day One results:

  • Team ranking - 10th place
  • Morstad - 12th place
  • Hanson - 41st place
  • Lorenz - 56th place
  • White - 82nd place

Day Two results in skeet:

  • Team ranking - fourth place
  • Lorenz - 11th place
  • Morstad - tied for 15th place
  • Hanson - tied for 19th place
  • White - tied for 41st place


  • Lorenz - first place
  • White - 35th place
  • Morstad - 41st place
  • Hanson - 45th place


Day One results:

  • Team ranking - 15th place
  • Peckham - 41st place
  • Mitchell - 48th place
  • Larsen - 50th place
  • Sprague - 76th place

Field archery:

  • Team ranking - 17th place
  • Mitchell - 19th place
  • Larsen - 53rd place
  • Peckham - 62nd place
  • Sprague - 68th place


  • Team ranking - 15th place
  • Larsen - 37th place
  • Mitchell - 41st place
  • Sprague - 57th place
  • Peckham - 80th place

Shotgun team individual results:

  • Morstad - 14th place
  • Lorenz - 18th place
  • Hanson - 31st place
  • White - 59th place

Overall archery results:

  • Team ranking - 14th place
  • Mitchell - 34th place
  • Larsen - 42nd place
  • Peckham - 66th place
  • Sprague - 67th place

Shooting sports is sponsored by Scheels, a supporter of the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - July 19, 2018

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