Can't get much better than perfect
This article was originally published on October 26, 2017 and expired on January 1, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.
The only way you could win this year’s Illinois 4-H State Shotgun Shoot was to be perfect. That’s just what one Rock Island County 4-H member did.
Drew Baxter shot a perfect 100 for 100 Saturday at the Brittany Shooting Park near Bunker Hill. His teammate, Tommy Keeshan, missed only one shot to end the day in second place with 99 points.
All four Rock Island competitors scored above 90 to claim the high team shotgun award. In addition to Baxter and Keeshan, Jacob Dies finished fourth with a score of 98, and Trenton Lievens tied for 12th with a score of 91.
More than 60 teens competed for top awards and the chance to represent Illinois in national competition. Each teen shot four rounds of 25. In the event of a tie, teens shot an additional round of 25.
Other top competitors included Cole Gordon of Marion County, third with a 98; Brayden Rohlfs of Logan County, fifth with a 97; Macy Donoho of Marion County, sixth with a 96; Krysztof Gajda of Winnebago County, seventh with a 95; Hunter Robinson of Livingston County, eighth with a 95; Cole Tarochione of Fulton County, ninth with a 94; and Brandon Batchelder of Logan County, tenth with a score of 94.
Illinois’ national 4-H shooting sports team will be determined from results of this competition. Support for the national team is provided by the Illinois 4-H Foundation.
Contact the local University of Illinois Extension office to get more information about joining a 4-H shooting sports club. Adults interested in serving as a volunteer instructor are encouraged to contact the local office for information about upcoming training.
Source: Judy Mae Bingman, Media Communications Specialist, 4-H, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pull date: January 1, 2018