Mower County senior team first in 4-H Shooting Sports event

Published 7:48 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

For the second year in a row, the Mower County senior trap team placed first in its division in the Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational Sept. 8-10 in Martin County.

Team member Carter Conradt was also the top individual —for the third year in a row — in the senior trap individual rankings.

Other winning team members were Sondra German, Joe Mentel, Mason Silbaugh and Jonah Smith.

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Other high-placing individuals included

• Jonah Smith – Senior Champion in Senior Hawk Throw, ninth place overall in Senior Black Powder,

• Noah Anderson, fifth place in Intermediate Wildlife Calling,

• Mason Silbaugh, sixth place in Intermediate Trap,

• Lydia Drees, sixth place in Junior Wildlife Calling,

• Wiatte Pudenz, ninth place overall in Intermediate Black Powder and

• Meryn Silbaugh, Medal in BB gun

Noah Anderson of Mower County competed in 3 Position Air and wildlife calling at the Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational. Photos provided

More than 700 youth from 59 counties participated in the invitational. Youth had the opportunity to showcase skills learned throughout the past year, spending 15 or more hours working with a trained instructor in their discipline of interest.

“We are extremely proud of the youth in this program. Not only are these youth learning more about Shooting Sports but it has been fun to watch them develop their skills and grow as individuals. I would like to thank all of the volunteers and parents who help out,” said Paul Jenkins, member of Mower County 4-H Shooting Sports coaching staff.

Other Mower County 4-H participants included Morgan Beckmann, Issac Drees, Melody Gossman, Jenna Hetzel, Riley Hetzel, Ryan Irvin, Piper Kellner, Katelynn Klouse, Dylan Mullenbachm, Andrew Sayles, Megan Silbaugh, Ryan VanPelt and Riley Walerak.

To view the entire listing of results, visit the website,