Weston County’s 4-H takes top awards at state shoot

By: 
Erin Persche W.C. 4-H Educator

Erin Persche

W.C. 4-H Educator

 

The Weston County 4-H Shooting Sports program was well represented by Trevon White, Tevon White, Samuel Ferguson and Tanner Lenardson in Douglas at the 2022 Wyoming 4-H State Shoot held July 7–10. 

The Wyoming State 4-H Shoot started in the late 1980s and has been one of the largest 4-H events in the state for many years; this year there were 530 youth from across the state registered to participate. Youth had the opportunity to participate in air rifle, .22 rifle, air pistol, .22 pistol, archery, shotgun, muzzleloader and outdoor skills.  

Trevon White from Upton had a great showing in the senior division (ages 14-19). Trevon placed third in both Senior Air Rifle Sporter and Senior Outdoor Skills, sixth in Senior Class A Archery Target, seventh in Senior Class A 3D Archery, eighth in Senior .22 Rifle Sporter and ninth in Senior Shotgun Handicap. Trevon also participated in shotgun singles and air pistol. Senior members had the opportunity to qualify for a trip to the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M., based on their outstanding shooting skills. 

Fourteen Wyoming 4-H members are selected each year for this prestigious trip. Trevon will be representing Weston County on the trip in 2022. He will travel to Raton in September.

Tevon White took home the top honors in the Intermediate Shotgun Singles after besting the second-place shooter in a shoot-off of 10 additional clays. Tevon had a great day at the range, placing third in Intermediate Outdoor Skills, Intermediate Air Rifle Sporter, fourth place in Intermediate Shotgun Handicap and fifth place in Intermediate .22 Rifle Sporter.

Samuel Ferguson placed ninth in Senior Air Rifle Light Target and 10th in Senior .22 Rifle Light Target.  Samuel also competed in air pistol, .22 pistol, shotgun singles and shotgun handicap.

Tanner Lenardson took top honors in both divisions of the Junior Archery competition at the state shoot.  He was first place in Junior Archery Class C Target and Junior Class C 3D.

“What an awesome accomplishment!” said Erin Persche, Weston County 4-H educator. Tanner also placed sixth in Junior Air Rifle Light Target and 11th in Junior .22 Rifle.

“I’d like to offer a giant thank you to parents Nick and Kasi White, Deanna Ferguson and Kara Lenardson for taking the boys to Douglas to participate and to all of the Weston County Shooting Sports leaders who helped all of the youth improve their shooting skills this year,” Persche said. “Weston County has a fantastic group of leaders who dedicate a lot of time to the program throughout the year.”

Anyone interested in getting involved in the Weston County 4-H program can contact Persche at 307-746-3531, by email at epersche@uwyo.edu or stop by the Weston County Extension Office at 204 W. Main St., in Newcastle.

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