Spring N.D. 4-H archery match winners named

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Teams from Morton, Logan, Rolette, Ramsey and McIntosh counties won first-place honors in the 4-H Archery Shooting Sports State Match held May 13-15 at the newly renovated North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn.

Nearly 170 4-H’ers competed in 3-D archery, field archery and World Federation field archery. Senior freestyle division participants competed in all three events to qualify for the 2017 4-H National Invitational Match in Grand Island, Neb.

The 3-D archery event consisted of bare bow and freestyle divisions. Participants scored 30 3-D animal targets, with one arrow shot at each for a complete round and total score of 300. The yardages were adjusted for participants’ age, with seniors shooting a maximum of 50 yards, juniors 35 yards and beginners 25 yards in 3-D and field archery.

World Federation field archery was for seniors only. The archery course had four shooting distances marked from 30 to 60 meters.

Here are the results by category:

Senior Division

• Freestyle team – first, Morton County (team members Braeden Kraft, Kinley Hetletved, Blake Hensley and Tanner Bitz)

• Freestyle individual – top scorer, Kraft, with a score of 785

• Bare bow individual, 3-D – top scorer, Dixie Sauter, Grant County, with a score of 118

Junior Division

• Freestyle team – first, Logan County (team members Trenton Erbele, Charmaine Haas and Payton Haas)

• Bare bow team – first, Rolette County (team members Wyatt Dunlop, Sabrina Dunlop, Marti Moberg and Isadora Morin)

• Field archery team – first, Ramsey County (team members Hannah Morstad, Peter Wang, Emily Tjelta and Rachel Alexander)

• Freestyle individual, 3-D – top scorer, Erbele, with a score of 245

• Bare bow individual – top scorer, Wyatt Dunlop, with a score of 181

• Field archery individual, freestyle – top scorer, Matthew Schauer, Ward County, with a score of 171

• Field archery individual, bare bow – top scorer, Syndey Steiner, Hettinger County, with a score of 31

Beginner Division

• Freestyle team – first, Morton County (team members Cutter Craig, Kendra Boehm, Hatley Hetletved and Kylie Thompson)

• Bare bow team – first, McIntosh County (team members Kenady Gross, Hailey Metzger, Camden Weist and Kya Weist)

• Freestyle individual, 3-D – top scorer, Hunter Gegelman, Stutsman County, with a score of 241

• Bare bow individual, 3-D – top scorer, Gross, with a score of 153

Master’s Division

This division is for shooting sports participants who have qualified or attended the national shooting sports event in past years.

• First – Jacob Ellingson, Morton County, with a combined score of 757 in the three archery events

• Second – Erin Morstad, Ramsey County, with a combined score of 755

• Third – Christopher Morstad, Ramsey County, with a combined score of 735