archery

Two Sumner County students competed at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship contest in Grand Island, Nebraska June 23-28.  Pictured (l-r) are Clint Parker, UT Extension agent for Sumner County, Austin Parker of Gallatin, Kyeler Penick of Wakley County, Tenn., Jordan Ossmann of Hamilton County, Tenn. and Hunter Tuttle of Westmoreland. The students represented Tennessee at the competition.

Two Sumner County high school students represented Tennessee in the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska June 23-28.

Hunter Tuttle of Westmoreland and Austin Parker of Gallatin were among approximately 200 students from across the country to compete in nine different disciplines. Also competing from Tennessee were Kyeler Penick of Wakeley County and Jordan Ossmann from Hamilton County.

Tuttle and Hunter qualified for the 4-H recurve team by placing in the top four individually in the state competition last year.

While in Nebraska the team competed in three recurve archery events. In the Field Archery event, they shot 14 targets ranging from five to 60 yards. In the FITA/Olympic Archery event they shot from 30 to 60 meters, and in the 3D Archery event the pair shot 30 targets of unknown distances from five to 40 yards. The team consistently placed 10th in each division and overall.

4-H Archery is open to all students in grades 4-12. For information contact the UT Extension Sumner County office, 615-452-1423.

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