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Tennessee 4-H Competes at National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships

Aug 03, 2018


Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist

9 Tennessee 4-H members competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships as a member of the Tennessee State 4-H Team. The national competition was held on June 24 – 29, 2018 in Grand Island, NE.  Aaron Spurling, Extension Agent from Rhea County, led the Tennessee 4-H delegation. Other coaches were Mark Swaw, Volunteer, Dickson County; Merry Naramore, Volunteer, Macon County; and Shannon Rea, Volunteer, Weakley County. For a picture of the delegation, please visit our 4-H website.

Tennessee 4-H youth competed in the disciplines of Air Rifle, Compound Archery, Recurve Archery, and Shotgun. Over 675 youth from 37 states participated in this National 4-H event.

Donors, sponsors and supporters for the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships include: Vista Outdoor- Federal Ammunition, Champions Traps & Targets, Bushnell, RCBS, Savage Arms; Larry & Brenda Potterfield-Founders & Owners of Midway USA, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Hodgdon Powder Co., Hornady Mfg., National Wild Turkey Federation, CZ-USA, Whitetails Unlimited, Archery Advocates Association, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

All of the results can be found on the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships website.

The members and adult coaches of the team are:

FirstLastCountyDisciplineRole
MarkSwawDicksonAir RifleCoach
KendalPenickWeakleyAir RifleCompetitor
MorganSmithDicksonAir RifleCompetitor
AaronSwawDicksonAir RifleCompetitor
AaronSpurlingRheaCompound ArcheryCoach and State Coor.
ColemanHamiltonRheaCompound ArcheryCompetitor
RileySwaffordRheaCompound ArcheryCompetitor
RiverSwaffordRheaCompound ArcheryCompetitor
MerryNaramoreMaconRecurve ArcheryCoach
AmberNaramoreMaconRecurve ArcheryCompetitor
ShannonReaWeakleyShotgunCoach
CalebClaytonMauryShotgunCompetitor
WillReaWeakleyShotgunCompetitor