The Walton county 4-H BB team competed in the Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match over the July 4th weekend.
Team members Lucy Peters, Preston Hall, Brycen Gran, Emily Goitia and Tony Stacy placed 2nd overall in the 71 team match with a score of 2369. Lucy Peters brought home the bronze medal as the 3rd high individual of the match with a score of 481 out of a possible 500. Miss Peters also won the Silver medal in the Kneeling position with a score of 98. Tony Stacy took the silver medal in the standing position with a 96. Tony’s 480 total score was 6th high in the team match out of a total of 355 competitors.
Team alternates were Mason Harper and Vivian Elliot. In the alternate match competition Mason brought home the gold medal in the prone with a score of 99 and the kneeling position with a score of 96. Mason also won the overall high individual silver medal with a score of 476.
Jordan Smothers competed in the Champions match which is open to athletes who competed on the previous year’s team. Jordan was the overall bronze medalist with a score of 475 and won the gold medal in the kneeling position with a score of 99.
In addition to marksmanship the athletes also take a written test covering gun safety and match rules. Lucy Peters, Preston Hall, Vivian Elliot and Jordan Smothers were recognized for making a perfect score on the written test.
In addition to her work at the match Lucy Peters was recognized by the NRA for having set the national record for the overall high individual total shooting score earlier this year. In February Miss Peters posted a shooting score of 392 during the Georgia Right to Carry State championship match beating the old national record of 391 out of a possible score of 400. She received a certificate from Mr. Damien Allen head of the NRA rifle programs recognizing her accomplishment.
The National match is hosted each year in Rogers Arkansas by Daisy Outdoor Products and officiated by the NRA. Teams from across the country qualify for the match by placing in the top 3 at a sponsored State championship. This was the tenth consecutive year and 11th year overall that Walton County has participated. The program is open to boys and girls from 4th grade through age 15. For information call the County Extension office at 770-267-1324 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.