The Annual San antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Shoot-Out was held February the 15-18th, 2018 at The National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
The Shoot consisted of Sporting clays, Super Sporting clays, Modified Trap and Trap over the course of 4 days. Each day the shooters would meet up at 8:00 am for a safety brief on which was to ensure each contestant from the age of 9 to 18 to be allowed to compete.
The competition started on Thursday and lasted till Sunday and each day involved every competitor shooting a total of 400 clays over 3 days and the finalist shooting over 500 clays over 4 days to ensure for placings. ended in a 3 way tie with 3 teams
The competitors included over 900 4H members across the state of Texas competed against. 4H members competed for a top prize of a $10.000 Scholarship in each event to include a team trap event.
For the team trap scholarship they took the top 3 individual scores from each county of the state of Texas and added them together. This resulted in a 3 way tie for a shoot off for a $30.000 Scholarship that would be split for each individual.
Three young men from Atascosa county 4H shooting club were one of the three teams, 14 year old Kasen Boyd from Lytle Junior High School, 15 year old Rylan Wagner from Lytle High School, and 15 year old Nathan Ricks from Pleasanton High School. All 3 are members of the Atascosa county 4H Shooting Club and have been shooting since the age of 9. Each member practices weekly and shoots 200-400 birds each day of practice, about 6 weeks prior to the competition.
The other two teams were made up primarily of juniors and seniors but in the shoot off the Atascosa 4H club won. In the addition to the scholarship all 3 shooters also won San antonio Rodeo championship Buckles.
Published by Ronan Galpin.