Currituck County’s 4-H Sharpshooters Shine at State Tournament

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The Currituck County 4-H Sharpshooters had eight members qualify to compete in the 2018 NC State Shooting Sports Tournament on September 29th at Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe, NC, as a result of their scores at the Eastern Region Qualifying Tournament held in Columbia, NC at the Easter 4-H Center on August 25, 2018.

The Currituck 4-H Shooting Club had 2 teams participating at the tournament. The Senior Rifle (Open Sight) team consisting of Kaitlyn Carey, Justin Noon and Bode Fredrick who placed 3rd in the team competition, with Kaitlyn Carey placing 1st Overall scoring 288 out of 300. Kaitlyn also competed as an individual in the Small Bore Pistol discipline, placing 3rd Overall. Senior team member Tucker Melton competed as an individual in the Telescopic Rifle competition. The Junior Rifle team consisting of Jacob Murray, Emma Solley, Robert Worrell, and Kilynn Brinkley who placed 6th in team competition. Jacob Murray also competed in the Junior Shotgun discipline placing 18th Overall (out of 63).

Senior (ages 14-18) team members Kaitlyn Carey, Tucker Melton, and Bode Fredrick earned a tryout for the NC 4-H National Shooting Sports Team as a result of their State Tournament scores and will be competing October 20, 2018, at Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe NC.

The 4-H Shooting Sports program exists to offer the young people of our state a positive experience in the shooting sports program and promote the safe sport of hunting and shooting. Participants can compete in shotgun, pistol, archery, rifle, air pistol, air rifle and muzzleloading competitions.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State Universities. Each year with the help of over 21,000 adult and youth volunteers, more than 263,000 young people, between the ages of 5 and 19, participate in North Carolina 4-H activities. If you would like more information concerning the Currituck County 4-H program and how your child can become involved, please contact the Currituck County 4-H Staff at 252-232-2262

4-H sharpshooting team image

Back Row from Left: Coach Chris Fredrick, Bode Frederick, Justin Noon, Robert Worrell, Coach Malcolm Murray
Front Row from Left: Kaitlyn Carey, Emma Solley, Kilynn Brinkley, Jacob Murray and Coach & Club Leader Kathy Melton
Not Pictured: Tucker Melton