4-H Shooting Sports

The South Dakota 4-H Air Pistol team with their second place medals received at the National 4-H Shoot in the slow fire completion: Coach Art Kneen, Jacob Foiles, Darby Arbach, Jonathan Linke and Elliott Ohlrogge.

Sanborn County’s Elliott Ohlrogge and Jonathan Linke, and Coach Art Kneen joined a busload of SD 4-H members to attend the National 4-H Shooting competition in Grand Island, Neb. this past week.
Ohlrogge and Linke were part of the four-person Air Pistol team along with Jacob Foiles of Brookings and Darby Arbach of Marion.  Other teams included Air Rifle, 22 Rifle, 22 Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloader and Compound Archery.
The Air Pistol event began with the slow fire bullseye competition.  Shooters have 60 minutes for 40 shots at 10 meters.  New this year were electronic targets that registered and scored the shot immediately, as well as displaying the results on a monitor that each shooter had at their lane.
Individually, Ohlrogge tied for third place and with the tie-breaking rules based on number of X’s, he received fourth place.  Darby placed fifth individually and the South Dakota team received second place.
The second day was the silhouette competition.   Shooters have two and a half minutes each to shoot 10 chickens at 10 yards, 10 pigs at 12.5 yards, 10 turkeys at 15 yards and 10 rams at 18 yards.  The team did not place in this competition.
The final day was the timed fire/rapid fire combo. For the timed fire, the competitors shoot 20 shots at 10 meters in a time of 20 seconds per string of five shots. For the rapid fire, they shoot 20 shots at 10 meters in a time of 10 seconds per string of five shots.
Individually Elliott tied for fourth place with two other shooters. Based on number of X’s, he received fifth place and the South Dakota team received fifth place.
Other results for the South Dakota teams were as follows:  22 Pistol, slow fire, third individual – Krista Dvorak, fifth place team and 22 Rifle, three-position, second individual – Megan Stulken, fourth place team. Megan is the granddaughter of Pat Cahill of Woonsocket.

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