Last Saturday was a gorgeous day for the boys first 4H invitational shooting competition. The competition was held at the FBI shooting range which is a huge deal. We are the only organization outside of law enforcement who has ever used their shooting range. It is a beautiful place. It was a huge turnout because 178 shooters from 8 counties showed up to participate. They said it was their biggest turnout for this event.
Both boys competed in three separate events throughout the day. Big Guy's first event was the .22 rifle. I was amazed at his steady hand. You shoot three separate rounds: one lying flat, one kneeling and one standing.
Little Guy and his best friend, J, both competed in 5 meter and 10 meter air pistol. I sat behind the line with my binoculars watching as they shot their rounds. Little Guy hit the black on every one of his shots! He wound up winning the 10 meter air pistol round because of his sharp shooting.
Little Guy got mad at me for having a favorite event, but I really do love the archery most of all. There is so much skill involved and you can see the results immediately. Big Guy is lucky that he trains with such an incredible instructor. The gentlemen who trains him once was in the Olympics in archery.
State competition is on April 30th. Can't wait to cheer my boys on!