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Speed improves at the 7th Annual YL Pistol Shoot
July 8, 2017

    This year’s Young Leader Pistol Shoot set records for the annual event. Not only did this year’s events have a record number of shooters and sponsors, but the top speeds were significantly faster than in last year’s event.
    Twenty-seven shooters from throughout Illinois gathered for the 7th Annual Young Leader Pistol Shoot, coordinated by the White County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee. The event was held on Saturday, July 8 at the Carmi Rifle Club, and featured shooters of all ages and experience.  
    In the “Speed Steel” Competition, shooters had to work their way through five stations with five steel targets each. Individuals shot five relays at each station. Time was kept for each round, with the slowest time at each station being dropped. The lowest overall time won the competition.  
In the adult division, Tim Armstrong from Tunnel Hill, IL won the division with a total time of 61.94 seconds. Second place went to Frederick Holmes of Bloomington, IN with a time of 65.70 seconds. Les Cline of Cisne, IL took third place with a time of 74.42 seconds. Armstrong won a brick of .22 ammunition for winning the division.
In the youth division, Trevor Armstrong from Tunnel Hill, IL took first place with a time of 88.80 seconds. Trevor Armstrong was the only shooter to compete in the youth division this year. He also won a brick of .22 ammunition for winning the youth division.
    All of the shooters were given one ticket for the grand prize drawing of a Browning BuckMark .22 target pistol. The top three shooters in each division were given extra chances. Les Cline of Cisne, IL was the winner of the pistol.  

Click the image below for a complete list of results from the Speed Steel Competition.


    Following lunch, shooters gathered for the second event of the Pistol Shoot. The “Display of Marksmanship” event tested the shooter’s ability to hit a 12” target at 25 yards using the same gun they used in the speed competition. Each shooter had 10 shots with no time limit.      First place in the Marksmanship competition went to Frederick Holmes of Bloomington, IN with a score of 88 and two bullseyes. Second place went to Fred Holmes of Dahlren, IL with a score of 87. Third place went to Dale Raney of Carmi, IL with a score of 84. Frederick Holmes 
won a brick of .22 ammunition for his top score.

Click the image below for a complete list of results from the Display of Marksmanship Competition.


    Proceeds from the Young Leader Pistol Shoot will support the annual Young Leader Collegiate Scholarship as well as the committee's participation in other county and state Young Leader programs.  
    Additional pictures from the event will be posted to the organization’s website at www.whitecfb.com and on the organization’s Facebook page.

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