Twelve members of the Dead Eyes 4-H Club participated in the Nebraska 4-H State BB Gun & Air Rifle Competition this past weekend in Fremont, Nebraska.
In the BB Gun competition, the Dead Eyes Team I placed 3rd overall and earned the opportunity to participate in the Daisy National BB Gun Match in Rogers, Arkansas in July of this year.
Members of the team were Julia Winstrom, Anna Coleman, Nolan Cook, Sophie Coleman and Karsyn Chesley.
Individually, several members of the group also stood out as well. Julia Winstrom in her last year of eligibility for participation in the BB gun division placed 1st with a score of 377.
In the 8 year old BB gun division Jalanna Krakow placed 2nd with a score of 289 and Tallyn Chesley placed 3rd with a score of 274.
In the Sporter Air Rifle division, 4 youth participated on the team, which placed 4th overall.
Team members were Julia Winstrom, Chris Foster, Nolan Cook and Anna Coleman.
Julia once again stood out take 3rd place honors in the 15-18 year old division with a total score of 543. Julia also participated in the Precision Air Rifle division where she placed 2nd with a total score of 368 out of a possible 400 points.
Last year's state match was canceled just days before it was to take place, due to COVID restrictions.
"The kids were very excited to have the opportunity to participate this year," said coaches Larry and Nicole Snyder. "The kids did great, even with our shortened season, and we are really proud of how hard each of them has worked and improved over the season."
The BB Gun Team will have to wait to see if there will be a Daisy National Match this year. Daisy expect to make a decision around the first of April.
If a match is held the team members, plus 2 alternates will begin fundraising and making plans to attend.