Patriot Shooters Aim High At Regional Competition

Shooter Regional 1Saturday marked the 13th SCTP Regional Championship that the Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters competed in. The shoot consisted of teams from Maryville all the way up to Elizabethton, and there were close to 150 shooters ranging from 4th grade to college-aged-athletes.

Jefferson County made the podium in multiple age groups. The Intermediate Advanced team placed 3rd in the squad division and overall team division. They grabbed a score of 406 out of 500 for the individual squad and a 425 out of 500 for the whole Intermediate Advanced team. The squad consisted of Cooper McFarlane, Caleb Smith, Clint Martin, Colby Caldwell, and Eli Greene. Heritage Shooting team out of Blount County took 1st place with a 449 out of 500 for the squad and 456 out of 500 for the team. William Blount, also from Blount County, took 2nd place with a 420 out of 500 for the squad and 435 out of 500 for the team.

The Varsity group also made the podium on Saturday, with a tie for 1st place with Cocke County in squad and a score of 465 out of 500. Jefferson County prevailed in the shoot-off, with a score of 118 out of 125. Cocke county scored a 108 out of 125. Jefferson County’s squad consisted of Kole Loveday, Kelsey Nelson, Anthony Boyer, Taylor Puls, and Justin Scarlett. The Patriot Shooters took 2nd in the overall team, with a score of 470. Cocke County took first with a 476.

Ladies' Varsity Division High Gun - Kelsey Nelson (99)Ladies' Varsity High Gun Runner Up - Taylor Puls

Ladies’ Varsity Division High Gun – Kelsey Nelson (99)
Ladies’ Varsity High Gun Runner Up – Taylor Puls

Several individual shooters were recognized on the podium for their individual performances. Wyatt Martin finished 3rd place in the Rookie division with a score of 75 out of 100. Colby Reece finished 2nd in the Intermediate Entry men’s division with a score of 82. Samantha Porter and Cynthia Smith both placed in the Junior Varsity women’s divison. Cynthia placed 3rd with a score of 60, and Samantha placed 2nd with a 68. David Walker took 3rd place in Junior Varsity men’s division with a score of 93. Taylor Puls finished 2nd in the Varsity women’s division with a 93, and Kelsey Nelson took the Day in high women’s division and high gun overall with a score of 99 out of 100.

Jefferson County will be looking to be as competitive in 2 weeks at the SCTP State Championships, and will be looking for the same, if not greater, success.

Source: Hunter Rich

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