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

Jul 21, 2017


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:

FirstLastCountyDisciplineRole
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.
LincolnDillmanKnoxShotgunCompetitor
JordanOsborneGilesShotgunCompetitor