Nebraska 4-H'ers Place in National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

July 14, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Several Nebraska 4-H'ers placed during the 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Match in Grand Island.

The invitational drew 553 4-H youth, ages 14-18, from 34 states competing in one of the nine disciplines offered. The 27 events in the nine discipline areas include: small bore rifle, small bore pistol, muzzleloading, shotgun, air pistol, air rifle, hunting skills, recurve archery and compound archery.

Event, Nebraska 4-H'er, hometowns and placing include:

            – Air Pistol Individual: Emma Badgley, Oconto, 10th overall

            – Air Pistol Team, fifth overall, team members: Badgley; Kate Hansel, Callaway; Kaitlin Panowicz, Ravenna; Cody Rumbaugh, Plymouth.

            – Air Rifle Individual: Haylee Schoenrock, Cortland, second overall; Melissa Jech, Rushville, fifth overall; Madie Snyder, Kimball, ninth overall;

            – Air Rifle Team, second overall, Schoenrock, Jech, Snyder and Thomas Henning, Tekamah.

            – Compound Archery: Zak Harper, Broken Bow, ninth overall

            – Compound Archery Team, fourth overall, team members: Brian Boese, Dixon; Zak Harper, Broken Bow; Zach Noonan, Schuyler; Josh Pflasterer, Schuyler.

More than 100 volunteers from Nebraska and other states help conduct the events.

The National Invitational was June 24-29 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park and Heartland Events Center. For more information, visit the website at

Steve Pritchard
Extension Educator
Boone Nance County Extension

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service