Elk NetworkYoung Missouri Shooters Shine at 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

General | August 2, 2018

For the fourth time in 15 years of competition at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams took first place.

“It is such a privilege for me to be able to work with a group of talented young people like this,” said Jim Sappington, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development specialist and state 4-H shooting sports coordinator. “These young adults help each other overcome bad days both on and off the range. They’re not only teammates but friends, most of them for life.”

Missouri teams placed in the top 10 in eight of the nine difference disciplines.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helped co-sponsor the event.

(Photo source: National 4-H Shooting Sports.)