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By Pilar Owens



L-R Coach Rob McCartney, Amoret McCartney, Logan Moore, Brayden Bramwell, and Jordan Harris Display Their Awards From Nationals Photo By Terri McCartney.

Muggy weather couldn't dampen the team spirit of San Juan County 4-H air rifle team members Brayden Bramwell, Jordan Harris, Amoret McCartney, and Logan Moore as they shot their way to a second place overall victory at the 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. A qualifying performance at state finals, plus about 14 hours of team practice a week for about seven weeks got the team to their victory at Nationals.

"They all shot really well," said coach Terri McCartney. Individually in silhouette shooting, McCartney (Amoret) placed 3rd, Moore placed 5th, and Harris placed 9th. While he didn't place high individually, McCartney (Terri) said Bramwell was the most improved team member from State to Nationals. Coach Rob McCartney said one of the highlights of Nationals was the team's first place victory in silhouttes. While the team competed in two other disciplines, their best scores were in silhouttes, which is arguably the hardest of the three because the targets are small and far away, and shooters compete standing up while balancing a heavy gun.

The SJC 4-H air rifle team thanks Ace Hardware in Bloomfield, Basin Pump, Bullet Compression, Farmington Lions Club, Four Corners Safari Club, Gas Company of NM, Hilcorp, Moss Excavation, San Juan County Fair Board, San Juan County 4-H Council, San Juan Wildlife Federation, and everyone else who helped fund the team's trip to Nationals.


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