Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Compete at National 4-H Championships

Grand Island, Nebraska was the 2021 site for over 600 4-H top qualifiers from 32 states to attend the National competition held June 20–25. According to Doug Thompson, Wisconsin State 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, “this annual competition for most youth who participated this summer has been two years in the making. COVID-19 forced the National Committee to cancel the 2020 event, so those still age eligible had the option to compete in this year’s championships.”

Twenty- four Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports team members and their families arrived in Grand Island on Sunday, June 20 for the competition. These youth competed on one of the following shooting sports disciplines teams: Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery Compound, Archery Recurve, Smallbore Rifle, Smallbore Pistol, Shotgun, and Hunting & Wildlife Skills. Each discipline held three different events over a three-day period. For example, the shotgun team competed in shoot trap on day one, skeet on day two, and sporting clays on day three. Each state is allowed to have one team with up to four youth per discipline. Teams with three or four members compete for both team and individual awards while those with one or two team members compete for individual honors.

2021 Wisconsin Team Members

Air Pistol – Coach: Melanie Mader
Andrew Frick (Marathon), Ty Mader (Pierce), Brice Thiel (Wood), Brett Thiel (Wood)

Air Rifle – Coach: Matt Frisinger
Dominic Hall (Chippewa), Christian Hall (Chippewa), Brooke Meyer (Pierce), Rachel Hager (Chippewa)

Archery-Compound – Coach: Jason Cebulla
Dawson Bethke (Green), Abigail Knutson (Wood), Brady Cebulla (Pierce)

Archery-Recurve – Coach: Julie Bayer
Sebastian Bayer (Sheboygan)

Hunting Skills – Coach: Chris Noskowiak
Noah Hines (Pierce), Braeden Noskowiak (Langlade), Sam Hines (Pierce)

Shotgun – Coach: Scott Huber
Noah Basting (Washington), Elliot Huber (Wood), Adam Wesolowski (Brown), Matthew Ossmann (Brown)

.22 Pistol – Coach: Paul Daniels
Meggan Daniels (Price)

.22 Rifle – Coach: Clark Kleinhans
Jacob Sammon (Pierce), Aidyn Poquette (Shawano), Kyleigh Parrish (Sheboygan), Carisa Kleinhans (Sheboygan)

To review all results and view pictures from the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships go to:

Information about Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports is available on the State 4-H Shooting Sports website

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