The Pierre Junior Shooters have excelled in the discipline of BB Gun over the past several years, winning numerous State titles and winning the International BB Gun Championship (now called the Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match) in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and most recently in 2017.
2018 Team - Second place team with a shooting score of 1,987.4 and a test score of 486 for an overall score of 2473.4. The team consisted of Alee Smith 403.1, Wyatt Rose 402.3, Jasmine Hays 397.6, Jayce Beastrom 394.9, and Jessica Hays 389.5 and with team alternates Griffin Gates 400.2 and Skyler Ruth 379.3. Coaches were Jonathan Hays and Sean Kruger. Alee Smith and Skyler Ruth scored 100 on the test. Alee Smith brought home 2nd place aggregate 503.1 and 2nd kneeling 103.3. Griffin Gates brought home 1st aggregate 494.2, 3rd prone 103.5, and 1st sitting 103.7. A total of 56 teams competed.
Jenna Kruger 402.3 competed in the Match of Champions. She scored a 100 on the test. Jenna brought home 1st place aggregate 502.3 and 3rd kneeling 100.9.
This year Daisy used the decimal scoring system, hence the high scores. This system scores the each ring from .0 to .9 depending on how close the BB lands to the next scoring ring.
2017 Team - First place team with a shooting score of 1,889 and a test score of 494 for an overall score of 2,383. The team consisted of Justin Merriman 391-27, Jenna Kruger 379-19, Austin Lesman 374-13, Rylie Stosser 373-17, and Natalie Mohr 372-9 with team alternates Jayce Beastrom 359-12 and Jasmine Hays 356-6 . Coaches were Jonathan Hays and Sean Kruger. Jenna Kruger, Natalie Mohr, and Jayce Beastrom scored 100 on the test. Justin Merriman and Jenna Kruger shot a 100 in prone, this allowed them to shoot for a national record. Justin Merriman brought home 1st place aggregate 489-27, 1st place standing 96-6 and 3rd place prone 100-9. Jenna Kruger brought home 1st place prone 100-10. A total of 71 teams competed.
Jessica Hays 380-15 and Alee Smith 371-12 both competed in the Match of Champions. They both scored a 100 on the test. Jessica brought home 2nd place aggregate 480-15.
2016 Team - First place team with a shooting score of 1,874 and a test score of 500 for an overall score of 2,375. The team consisted of Jessica Hays 379-19, Andrew Kliewer 378-17, Nathen Schnabel 378-11, Wyatt Rose 370-11, and Alee Smith 369-12 with team alternates Vanya Kliewer 363-7 and Austin Lesman 357-11. Coaches were Jonathan Hays and Sean Kruger. Daisy had a mix up with the test, handing out the 2015 test, due to their error everyone one received a 100. Wyatt Rose, Andrew Kliewer, Austin Lesman, and Vanya Kliewer did receive 100s on the test they took.Unfortunately no one received an individual medal, but that also meant they all shot equally well to pull off the win. A total of 59 teams competed.
2015 Team - Fourth Place team with a shooting score of 1,868 and a test score of 486 for an overall score of 2,354. The team consisted of Adam Forman, Justin Merriman, Natalie Mohr, Zane Schuchard, and Trevor Habeck, with Wyatt Rose (7th) and Andrew Kliewer (2nd) as alternates.
2014 Team - First Place team with a shooting score of 1,879 and a test score of 496 for an overall score of 2,375. The team consisted of Cassandra Ryckman, Jacob Beastrom, Ryan Habeck, Nathan Schnabel, and Canaan Smith, with Justin Merriman and Zane Schuchard as alternates. The Jr. Shooters didn’t only accomplish a team feat as Cassandra Ryckman also made history for Pierre. Ryckman earned the national individual title in her final campaign with the Jr. Shooters, giving her a nice curtain call to a great career.
2012 Team - First Place team with a new National record team shooting score of 1907 and 490 test score for an overall score of 2397. The team consisted of Chancey Feller, Ryan Habeck, Lucas Henry, Cassandra Ryckman and Samuel Ryckman, with team alternates Jonalyn Beastrom and Adam Forman. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Individually, Ryan Habeck tied a national individual record with a score of 391 and was the first place individual in total aggregate score of 485. Along the way, Ryan also shot a 99 in the standing position, good enough for first place in that position. Samuel Ryckman was in second place in total aggregate with a 384 plus a 100 test for a total of 484. Sam got the team off to a good start with a 100 in the prone position, also good enough for first place. Additionally, Cassandra Ryckman had a 100 test. A total of 53 teams competed.
2011 Team - First Place team with a shooting score of 1,880 and a perfect 500 test score for a total 2,380. The team consisted of Nolan Ortbahn, Megan Stulken, Bristol Nielsen, Kady Nielsen and Will Zebroski with alternates John Erickson and Cassandra Ryckman. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Cassandra won the alternate division with a score of 378 plus 100 on her test, as well as a 3rd place medal in prone. A total of 48 teams competed.
2010 Team - Eleventh Place team consisted of Wyatt Trautman, Daulton Shrake, Chancey Feller, Kelsey Garber, and Samuel Ryckman with Shaina Newton and Will Zebroski as alternates. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Team score of 2324. Will brought home second place in prone and first in kneeling in the alternates division. All five South Dakota teams were in the top eleven and Marshall County won for the second year in a row.
2009 Team - Seventh Place team consisted of Shelby Andersen, Deryn Beck, Bethany Newton, Bristol Nielsen, and Megan Stulken with Irene Aplan and Wyatt Trautman as alternates. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Team score of 2336. Shelby placed first in the kneeling position.
2008 Team - First Place Team consisted of Lane Feller, Tiera Feller, Roberta Forman, Kelsey Garber and Cole Hoelscher with Brittany Beck and Megan Stulken as alternates. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Team score of 2382. Individually, Roberta Forman brought a third place medal in the prone position. Alternate Brittany Beck captured a third place medal in the prone position and second place in total aggregate. Alternate Megan Stulken brought home a first place medal in the standing position. This team also captured the high team test trophy with a 496 score.
2007 Team: Second place team consisted of Dacey Beck, Amanda Erickson, Bailie Garber, Brittney Kirkpatrick, and Jake Trautman with alternates Danielle Newton and Konrad Trautman. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Team score of 2329. Jake Trautman captured the second place medal in prone. On the alternate side, Danielle won second in prone, while Konrad brought home lots of hardware with a first place in standing, first place in sitting, second place in kneeling and a second place medal for total aggregate.
2006 Team: Fourth place team consisted of Morgan Crow, Lane Feller, Tiera Feller, Roberta Forman and Cole Regynski with alternates Dacey Beck and Amanda Erickson. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. Team score of 2334. Cole placed second in prone and Tiera finished second in standing.
2005 Team: First place team consisted of Dawn Beck, Nathan Dryden, Bailie Garber, Tyler Sandal and Savannah Witte with alternates Morgan Crow and Cameron Villa. Coaches were John Forman and Gene Garber. This team shot a national record score of 1901 out of a possible 2000. Total team score of 2351. Individually, Bailie Garber placed third in prone and third in total aggregate. Morgan picked up a third place finish in prone in the alternate division.
2004 Team: First place team consisted of Austin Bergeson, Stephanie Darland, Caitlin Forman, Joshua Hartmann, and Jordan Hull with alternates Colin Burrer and Zachary Hull. Coaches were Don Bergeson and Bob Kallemeyn. Team score of 2355.
2002 Team: Second place team consisted of Dusty Bergeson, Skyler Dowling, Adam Engbrecht, Thomas Kallemeyn, and Kendra Kuiper with alternates Jake Fanger and Kyrissa Sandal. Coaches were Randy Dyce and Bob Kallemeyn. Team score of 2348.
2000 Team: Third place team consisted of Dusty Bergeson, Skyler Gallimore, Thomas Kallemeyn, Colton Nye, and Damon Wheelhouse with alternates Kayla Gallimore and Kendra Kuiper. Coaches were Randy Dyce and Bob Kallemeyn