Tennessee 4-H Has Impressive Showing at National Shooting Sports Championships

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Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist

Thirteen 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 25 – 30, 2017 in Grand Island, NE.   Darby Payne, Extension Agent from Giles County, led the Tennessee 4-H delegation. Other coaches were Sandra Flood, Volunteer, Shelby County; Jimmy Arms, Volunteer, Putnam County; and Susan Foster, Volunteer, Williamson County. For a picture of the delegation, go to the 4-H Website.

Tennessee 4-H youth competed in the disciplines of Air Rifle, Compound Archery, Re- curve Archery, and Shotgun. Over 700 youth from 36 states participated in this National 4-H event. Lincoln Dillman, 4-Her from Knox County said of the experience, “I had a great time at Nationals and really enjoyed the opportunity as well as shooting. I met a lot of new people from around the country and really got to know my teammates from around Tennessee. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am glad I had the chance to attend, it was cool!”

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, the Nebraska Shooting Sports Foundation and the Civilian Marksman- ship Program.

Notable team and individual placings are:

  • Shotgun (Team) – 4th
  • Jordan Osborne (Individual Shotgun) – 7th

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:

SandraFloodShelbyAir RifleCoach
DavisGeorgeShelbyAir RifleCompetitor
NathanHaganWeakleyAir RifleCompetitor
JimmyArmsPutnamCompoud ArcheryCoach
JeremiahAndressSumnerCompoud ArcheryCompetitor
DawsenArmsPutnamCompoud ArcheryCompetitor
DaltonGreerCheathamCompoud ArcheryCompetitor
CalvinWeeksHendersonCompoud ArcheryCompetitor
SusanFosterWilliamsonRecurve ArcheryCoach
RebeccaFosterWilliamsonRecurve ArcheryCompetitor
MahaylaGoeddeLincolnRecurve ArcheryCompetitor
IanTerrellWilliamsonRecurve ArcheryCompetitor
DarbyPayneGilesShotgunCoach and State Coor.