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Tama County Young Guns medal at State Shoot

September 22, 2017
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Tama CountyYoung Guns 4-H Club brought home seven medals from State Competition. Four members will represent Iowa at 2018 National Championships.

The Tama County Young Guns 4-H club participated in the annual 4-H State Shoot on August 26, 2017 at the Big Springs Range near Montezuma, Iowa. The Young Guns club represented Tama County and 4-H well, as they brought home seven medals from the competition. Participating in the 4-H Shooting Sports competition were Hunter Caraccio, Tyler Caraccio, Arion Hancock, Saxon Hancock, Eric Keller, Lauren Keller, Brooke Robison, Abby Sandvick, Rachel Silhanek, Wyatt Silhanek, and Lizzy Vesely.

The Young Guns medaled 1st-4th place in Jr. Air Rifle Division with Saxon Hancock (1st), Brooke Robison (2nd), Arion Hancock (3rd), and Lauren Keller (4th). Rachel Silhanek placed 2nd in the Air Rifle Intermediate Division. In the Air Rifle Senior Division Eric Keller placed 3rd and Abby Sandvick placed 4th.

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Pictured above are Tama Young Guns 4-H Jr. Air Rifle Winners (1st through 4th place, L to R): Saxon Hancock, Brooke Robison, Arion Hancock, Lauren Keller, Coach Roy Silhanek.

Young Guns 4-H Members Hunter Caraccio (Compound Archery) Eric Keller (Air Rifle), Abby Sandvick (Air Rifle), and Rachel Silhanek (Air Rifle) were also selected to represent Iowa in their selected disciplines next summer at the 2018 National Competition in Grand Island Nebraska.

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills.

For more information on the Iowa 4-H Shooting Sports program or other 4-H programs, contact the Tama County Extension & Outreach office at 641-484-2703.



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