Results from the 4-H National Shooting Sports championship held in Grand Island, Neb. have been finalized. Several 4-H members from Redwood County excelled at the event.
The air pistol team that earned a fourth-place finish overall was comprised of Redwood County 4-H members Noah Arends, Elijah Kirschstein, Carl Swedzinski and Jared Zollner.
In the slow fire course, the air pistol team placed fourth with Swedzinski placing eighth. The hunting silhouette event saw the team place seventh with Zollner placing fifth.
In the rapid fire course, the team placed third, with Swedzinski sixth and Zollner in seventh.
As a team they placed fourth overall losing the tie breaker to South Dakota.
In air pistol individual overall standing, Zollner was fifth, Swedzinski eighth, Arends 26th and Kirschstein 55th. There were 33 youth from Minnesota participating, nine of which are members of the Redwood/Renville 4-H shooting Sports/Wildlife Club.
After all shooting disciplines were scored, Minnesota placed eighth overall.
Others adding points for the Minnesota team were Maria Turbes and Catherine Turbes in air rifle, Ashlyn Doering in shotgun, Kaitlyn Steffl in archery, and Kylie Doering in smallbore rifle.
More than 710 youth from 36 states participated in the four-day event. There are 450,000 youth nationwide participating in the 4-H Shooting Sports project.
The team is sponsored by the Redwood Falls American Legion Post 38, Redwood County VFW Post 2553, Redwood County Pheasant’s Forever, the Redwood Falls Sportsman’s Club and the Redwood County 4-H Federation.