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October 11, 2017 |
Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational



Vrbka is the Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette champion

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Megan Vrbka of Staplehurst was the overall champion of the Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational this year, hitting 34 of 40 targets. The event took place Sept. 30 at Pressey Wildlife Management Area south of Broken Bow.

Vrbka was followed by High Boy James Simpson of Wayne and High Girl Rebekah Pobanz of Grand Island, who each hit 31 targets.

The 73 competitors fired 40 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition with a rifle unsupported and off hand at steel silhouette targets. Each shot 10 shots at targets that were 43, 66, 84 and 109 yards in distance. The annual event is open to all Hunter Education graduates who are at least 11 years old and have not graduated high school.

The overall team championship went to the 10X 4-H team from Seward for the second year in a row. Team members are Vrbka, Zachary Schluckebier, Cabe Schluckebier and Braden Hiser.

The results are:

Individual Awards

State Champion – Megan Vrbka, Staplehurst, 34 of 40

High Boy – 1. James Simpson, Wayne, 31 of 40; 2. Nate Fahrenbrook, Gering, 30; 3. Lucas Olson, Atkinson, 29

High Girl – 1. Rebekah Pobanz, Grand Island, 31 of 40; 2. Kaitlynn Pavel, York, 28; 3. Atlynn Witthuhn, Callaway, 25

Class B – 1. Nicklaus Busse, St. Paul, 27 of 40; 2. Ethan Bazyn, Broken Bow, 26; 3. Cort West, Merna, 25

Unclassified – 1. Danika Bohle, Mitchell, 24 of 40; 2. Emily Eilers, Wayne, 22; 3. Seth Oltmans, Beatrice, 20

Heavy Rifle with Scope – 1. Cade Safranek, Merna, 22 of 40; 2. Cameron Gibson, Merna, 22; 3. Evan Oltmans, Beatrice, 21

Light Rifle with Scope – 1. Parker LaFever, Litchfield, 22 of 40; 2. Dylan Glendy, Broken Bow, 20

Heavy Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Mckenna Darby, Pleasanton, 20 of 40; Nathan Wardyn, Litchfield, 18; Cody Shubert, Overton, 15

Light Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Caleb Smith, Broken Bow, 20 of 40; 2. Matthew Dailey, Thedford, 16; 3. Wyatt Kennicutt, Overton, 15

Senior Division – 1. Zachary Schluckebier, Seward, 24 of 40; 2. Colt Dittbrenner, Beatrice, 24; 3. Sadye Glendy, Broken Bow, 23

Junior Division – 1 . Ty Dittbrenner, Beatrice, 24 of 40; 2. Austin Rahmig, Gering, 24; 3. Garrett Heier, Cortland, 23

Novice Division – 1. Troy Kirkpatrick, Broken Bow, 18 of 40

Novice Heavy Rifle with Scope – 1. Dawson Duryea, Merna, 14 of 40

Novice Light Rifle with Scope – 1. Ryan Cooksley, Anselmo, 16 of 40

Novice Light Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Jorge Terrazas, Loup City of 6 of 40

Team Awards

Overall High Score – 10X 4-H, Seward (Megan Vrbka, Zachary Schluckebier, Cabe Schluckebier, Braden Hiser), 95 of 160

4-H Division – 1. Homestead 4-H (Colt Dittbrenner, Ty Dittbrenner, Garrett Heier, Anna Ideus), 91 of 160; 2. Wayne Sharp Shooters (James Simpson, Emily Eilers, Joshua Gruenke, Sam Perry) 81; 3. Four Valleys (Sadye Glendy, Dylan Glendy, Eyerusalem Glendy, Daine Wardyn) 74

School Division – 1. Broken Bow (Ethan Bazyn, Caleb Smith, Jordan Popp, Grant Reynolds), 79 of 160; 2. Anselmo-Merna Senior High, 74; 3. Anselmo-Merna Freshman, 69

Open Division – 1. Western Nebraska Shooting Sports (Nate Fahrenbrook, Danilka Bohle, Austin Rahmig, Matthew Dailey), 94 of 160; 2. Grand Island Rifle Club, 83; 3. Open #2, 74

Julie Geiser
Public Information Officer | julie.geiser@nebraska.gov | 308.535.8025