JACKSONVILLE (AGFC) – Weather again played havoc with the Arkansas Game and Fish
Commission's Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports state finals. Last year,
brutal weather conditions forced the tournament into a third day. This
year the Ashdown Panthers Team 3 took top honors in the junior division
and the senior Greenwood Blazing Attack took top honors despite the
severe weather that hit the area. The tournament was held June 6-7 at
Champions in the junior division was Tanner Poole of the Lakeside Angry
Birds. Noah Slaughter of the Beebe Blue Rock Blasters was the Champion
of Champions in the senior division.
junior division, Corning Trap Team 2 took second place and Greenwood
Pure Powder took third place. In the senior division, the Cabot Clay
Crushers squad placed second and the Jonesboro Valley View Shooting
Stars Pintails placed third.
of the top three senior division teams was awarded a college scholarship
($1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third).
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.
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.