N.D. 4-H Shotgun Invitational winners named

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Ramsey, Dickey and Mercer County teams took home the top honors in each event of the 2016 North Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports State Shotgun Match.

The match was held Aug. 13 at the Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck and Capital City Sporting Clays Range near Menoken. The competition brought in 53 shooters from across the state.

Shotgun events consist of trap, skeet and sporting clays. Seniors shoot 100 trap, 50 clay and 25 skeet targets. Junior division participants shoot 50 targets, 50 clay and 25 skeet. The shooter receives one point for every target hit.

The Ramsey County team of Dylan Durbin, Spencer Frith, Ordale Morstad and Mason Hanson was the senior division champion. The team shot for a combined score of 469 out of 525 in the three events and qualified for the 2017 4-H National Invitational in Grand Island, Neb.

The top shooters in the senior division and their scores were:

• Durbin – first overall, with 166; also top scorer in trap, with 96, and sporting clays, with 40

• Frith – second overall, with 152; also top scorer in skeet, with 24

• Morstad and Hanson – third overall (tie), 151

• Keelan Harris, Dickey County, fifth overall, 150

The Ramsey County team of Peter Wang, Jayce Trana, Kayla Sobolik and Zachary White scored 238 out of 375 points to claim first place in the junior division.

The top scorers in the junior division were:

• Wang – top overall, with 87; also top scorer in skeet, with 17

• White – top scorer in sporting clays, 33

• Cruz Riegel – Mercer County, top scorer in trap, 41