National 4-H archery competition continues through Thursday
Grady County’s Senior 4-H Archery Team is representing the state of Georgia at this week’s national 4-H archery contest in Nebraska. As of the first day’s shooting on Tuesday, the local team was in 2nd place overall, with two of the four archers ranked individually in the top 10.
Montana Bell, Savannah Butler, Shelbie Jordan and Carson Sapp make up the team aiming for a national championship in compound archery at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, held in Grand Island, Neb.
With a total score of 2,038, the team was 40 points behind the leader, Missouri, and 14 points ahead of the 3rd place team, North Carolina.
Individually, Carson Sapp was ranked 3rd Tuesday evening with a FITA score of 693. Two archers from Missouri were ranked 1 and 2 with FITA scores of 695 and 694. The fourth place archer, also of Missouri, had a score of 689, four points behind Sapp.
Montana Bell was ranked 10th with a FITA score of 676, less than 20 points from the leader. Shelbie Jordan was ranked 17th with a FITA score of 669. Savannah Butler, with a FITA score of 651, was ranked 32nd Tuesday.
“The shooters are having a good time and meeting a lot of shooters from across the country. Thirty-six states have teams competing in all the disciplines offered in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational,” says Deron Rehberg, county coordinator for UGA Cooperative Extension in Grady County.
The competition continues through Thursday with field archery on Wednesday and 3-D archery on Thursday. An awards’ ceremony is scheduled for Friday.
Other shooting sports at the national event include rifle, air rifle, pistol, air pistol, shotgun, and recurve archery.