Sublette County 4-H air rifle county shoot
Sublette County 4-H air rifle program
Back row: Jenna Roadifer, Dawson Hoover, Ron Kamp, David Rule, Tyler Moritsch. Front Row: Clayton Roadifer, Nicholas Boyce, Zane Hayward, Caleb Helm, Trevor Moritsch, Landon Whitt. Photo courtesy Sublette 4-H.
by Sublette 4-H
April 6, 2013
The Sublette County 4-H air rifle program held its county shoot on Tuesday, April 2nd under the leadership of 12-year volunteer Ron Kamp. Eleven members participated in the event. Junior age division (8-10 years) members shot two targets from a prone position, one sitting position and one kneeling. The intermediate and senior division members shot one target each in the prone, standing, sitting and kneeling position. Totals from all targets for each member were added to give the individualís total score.
In the Junior Division, four members competed with the Grand Champion shooter, Clayton Roadifer shooting a 332 while Reserve Champion, Zane Hayward shot a 285. A purple ribbon was awarded to Nicholas Boyce with a score of 214 and a Landon Whitt earned a blue ribbon with a score of 167.
The Intermediate Division (11-13 years) had a tie for Grand Champion with both Jenna Roadifer and Gabe Commodore shooting a 260, while Reserve Champion Trevor Moritsch shot a 222. Caleb Helm earned a blue ribbon with a score of 197.
David Rule was awarded the senior (14 & up) Grand Champion with a score of 317 and Tyler Moritsch received Reserve Champion with a score of 309. Dawson Hoover earned a purple ribbon with a score of 284.
Additionally, Tyler Moritsch became the 5th of Sublette County 4-H members to earn the Distinguished Expert Award through the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program award under the leadership of Ron Kamp. Tyler has been in the air rifle program for seven years now and working towards the distinguished expert award for several years. In order to qualify for the distinguished expert level, youth are required to shoot a minimum score of 15 per bulls eye with 100 shots in each of four positions; prone, sitting, standing and kneeling.
The air rifle project began in mid-January under the leadership of Ron Kamp, an 11-year veteran of the 4-H shooting sports program. Each week, Mr. Kamp works with the kids to improve their marksmanship skills, with the county shoot being the culminating event.