The Blanco County 4-H Shooting Education BB Gun Team competed at the National BB Gun Championship Match held July 3-6, 2014 at the John Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. The event, sponsored by Daisy has become a tradition of excellence in shooting sports. The team consisted of Caleb Dowdy, Ross Sultemeier, Hailey Bickley, Hugh Galloway, Quaid Thompson, Kourtney Kyzar, and Keaton Kyzar. The coach for the team was Gordon Dowdy. This talented group of marksmen placed 26th out of 52 well experienced teams from around the United States and beyond. The team was very excited and honored to represent Blanco County and the State of Texas.
Team members shoot in four positions and shoot Daisy’s Model 499 Champion gun a distance of 5 meters at paper targets. Team and individual competition was close and very challenging. Along with four positions of shooting the competitors also take a 50 question written test consisting of 25 questions from Daisy’s 10 Lesson Curriculum Guide and 25 questions from the NRA BB Gun Official Rule Book.
The team and their families were very appreciative to all who donated funds to the account set up at the Johnson City Bank. They could not have traveled that far and participated in this competition without the support and monetary contributions that they received. Blanco County folks are by far the best people and do an excellent job supporting the kids in the county for whatever activity it may be. You should be very proud of this awesome group of shooters!