Louisiana 4-H’ers win national shooting sports championships

Kenneth Gautreaux  |  7/13/2016 2:29:42 PM

(7/12/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – One Louisiana individual and two state teams were crowned national champions at the annual 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held June 26-July 30 in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The championship had 679 participants from 36 states who competed in array of disciplines, including air pistols, shotguns, rifles and archery.

Miles Sinagra, of Tangipahoa Parish, won the national championship in the air pistol silhouettes class and the air pistol slow fire. Sinagra was also a member of the Louisiana team that won the overall air pistol national championship. Other members of the team are Courtney Stephens, of Jackson Parish; Carl Stirling, of St. Mary Parish; and Mary Kate McClellan, of Franklin Parish. Bob Davis, of Jackson Parish serves as the coach.

The second Louisiana team to claim a national title was in the smallbore rifle class. Members of the team are Garrett Cooper, of St. Tammany Parish, who was also the national runner-up in the individual competition; Caroline Brakeville, of Caddo Parish; Calvin Domangue, of St. James Parish; and Jonah Finley, of Ouachita Parish. Coaches for the team are Brad Barton, of Winn Parish, and Clayton Brakeville, of Caddo Parish.

Devin Rowland, of Lincoln Parish, and Matthew Sequin, of Livingston Parish, received Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarships.

In the national overall sweepstakes, Louisiana placed third behind Missouri and Kansas.

Louisiana 4-H was well-represented at the event with many individuals and teams placing in the top 10. They were:

Air Pistol Rapid Fire (individual): Courtney Stephens, fourth, Jackson Parish.

Air Pistol Rapid Fire (team): Louisiana Team, third.

Air Pistol Silhouettes (individual): Courtney Stephens, sixth, Jackson Parish; Carl Stirling, eighth, St. Mary Parish.

Air Pistol Slow Fire (individual): Courtney Stephens, second, Jackson Parish.

Air Pistol Overall Results (individual): Courtney Stephens, fourth, Jackson Parish.

Air Rifle Silhouettes (individual): Cameron Braud, ninth, Ascension Parish.

Archery Recurve FITA (individual): Steven Sarvis, sixth, Bossier Parish.

Archery Recurve FITA (team): Louisiana Team, fifth.

Archery Recurve Field (individual): Steven Sarvis, second, Bossier Parish.

Archery Recurve Field (team): Louisiana Team, fifth.

Archery Recurve 3D (individual): Steven Sarvis, fourth, Bossier Parish.

Archery Recurve 3D (team): Louisiana Team, second.

Archery Recurve Overall Results (individual): Steven Sarvis, second, Bossier Parish.

Archery Recurve Overall Results (team): Louisiana Team, fourth. Members were

Steven Sarvis, Bossier Parish; Matthew Seguin, Livingston Parish; Luke Seguin., Livingston Parish; Braelon Taylor, St. Martin Parish, and Harold Seguin, of Livingston Parish, coach.

Hunting Skills Wildlife ID (individual): Mackenize Martinez, sixth, Sabine Parish.

Hunting Skills Wildlife ID (team): Louisiana Team, third.

Hunting Skills Decision Making (individual): Connor Arthur, fourth, Sabine Parish Reed Bearden, 10th, Bossier Parish.

Hunting Skills Decision Making (team): Louisiana Team, third.

Hunting Skills Hunting Skills (individual): Reed Bearden, 10th, Bossier Parish.

Hunting Skills Hunting Skills (team): Louisiana Team, fourth.

Hunting Skills Overall Results (individual): Connor Arthur, ninth, Sabine Parish.

Hunting Skills Overall Results (team): Louisiana Team, third. Members were Connor Arthur, Sabine Parish; Reed Bearden, Bossier Parish; Mackenize Martinez, Sabine Parish; Gabriel Marr, Sabine Parish. Nan Arthur and Chris Pearce, of Sabine Parish, and Daniel Morton, of Desoto Parish served as coaches.

Shotgun Sporting Clays (individual): Kader Wilson, third, Terrebonne Parish.

Shotgun Sporting Clays (team): Louisiana Team, third.

Shotgun Skeet (team): Louisiana Team, fourth.

Shotgun Overall Results (individual): Kader Wilson, sixth, Terrebonne Parish.

Shotgun Overall Results (team): Louisiana Team, fourth. Members were Thomas Bodin, Lafayette Parish; Brennan Lejeune, Lafayette Parish; Thaddeus Palma, Vermilion Parish; Kader Wilson, Terrebonne Parish, and Lynn Usie, of Terrebonne Parish, coach.

Smallbore Pistol Slow Fire (individual): Cade Jenkins, third, Tangipahoa Parish.

Smallbore Pistol Camp Perry (individual): Cade Jenkins, fifth, Tangipahoa Parish.

Smallbore Pistol Overall Results (individual): Cade Jenkins, ninth, Tangipahoa Parish.

Smallbore Rifle Silhouettes (individual): Garrett Cooper, second, St. Tammany Parish; Caroline Brakeville, third, Caddo Parish; Calvin Domangue, sixth, St. James Parish, and Jonah Finley, ninth, Ouachita Parish.

Smallbore Rifle CMP (individual): Jonah Finley, fifth, Ouachita Parish; Caroline Brakeville, sixth, Caddo Parish.

Smallbore Rifle CMP (team): Louisiana Team, second.

Smallbore Rifle 3P (team): Louisiana Team, fourth. Members were Caroline Brakeville, Caddo Parish, Garrett Cooper, St. Tammany Parish; Calvin Domangue, St. James Parish; and Jonah Finley, Ouachita Parish.

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Conner Arthur, a Sabine Parish 4-H’er, takes aim with his bow during the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship held June 26-30 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Arthur placed ninth overall in the hunting skills portion of the contest. (Photo provided Louisiana 4-H)

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The Louisiana 4-H air pistol team placed first at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship held June 26-June 30 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Members of the team from left to right: Bob Davis, coach; Courtney Stephens, of Jackson Parish; Carl Stirling, of St. Mary Parish; Miles Sinagra, of Tangipahoa Parish; and Mary Kate McClellan, of Franklin Parish. Sinagra also placed first nationally in the air pistol silhouettes and air pistol slow fire. (Photo provided Louisiana 4-H)

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