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Greenwood, Lonoke squads snag AYSSP titles

LONOKE (AGFC) – The G-Force Trap Team from Greenwood and Team Nitro from Lonoke were the top shooters in the junior and senior divisions at the recently completed state finals of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program. The tournament was held June 1-2 at the Remington range near Lonoke.

Champion of Champions in the junior division was Dustin Robertson from Berryville Middle School. Jordan Harper of the Harrisburg Trap Club was the Champion of Champions in the senior division.

In the junior division, Team No.1 from Berryville Middle School took second place and Salem 1-8 took third place. In the senior division, the Pigeon Poppers squad from Greenwood placed second and AAA from Harrisburg placed third.

Each member of the top three senior division teams was awarded a college scholarship ($1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third).

Teams from across the state competed in four regional competitions to qualify for the championship. Each region was represented by 16 teams in the junior and senior divisions.

In addition to team competition, shooters with perfect scores during regional tournaments were invited to compete individually in the Champion of Champions event at the state finals.

The AYSSP is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program that encourages youth to learn to shoot shotguns safely while enjoying the outdoors. To learn more about the AYSSP or to become a coach, visit www.agfc.com to download a brochure or contact Chuck Woodson, 501-230-4738.

 

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