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County 4-Hers compete in air rifle match

By Staff | Feb 28, 2020

Four youth in the Pierce County 4-H Air Rifle discipline competed at the Ramsey County Open 4-H Air Rifle Match on February 16.

The air rifle program uses sporter class air rifles and match pellets. Participants shoot at paper National Rifle Association or Civilian Marksmanship Program AR 5/10 targets from a distance of 10 meters. Most competitions involve 60-shot, three-position or 40-shot standing events.

The Feb. 16, Devils Lake match was a 60-shot standing event.

Results are as follows:

– Senior Division: Gentry Craig placed 7th with a score of 265

– Junior Division: Carter Teigen placed 9th with a score of 281

– Beginner Division: Rhett Teigen placed 12th with a score of 478 and Pius Wangler place 17th with a score of 452

Pierce County 4-H Air Rifle coaches are Kent Christenson, Dale Broe, Dave Teigen and Andrea Beaver.

The 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to youth of all skill levels ages 8-19. Since these activities are designed to supplement 4-H project work, it is recommended and encouraged that youth also be involved in traditional 4-H programming such as project work and Achievement Days. Regardless of their 4-H participation level, youth will need to be enrolled in the 4hOnline system in order to attend practices and/or competitions.

For more information about 4-H or the Pierce County 4-H Shooting Sports program, contact the NDSU Extension Pierce County office at 776-6234 ext. 5 or NDSU.Pierce.Extension@ndsu.edu

– Submitted by Pierce County NDSU Extension Agent Yolanda Schmidt

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