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Pierre Jr. Shooters Win Daisy Nationals

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Pierre Jr Shooters BB Gun team competed in the 51st Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championships in Rogers, Arkansas over the Fourth of July weekend. Pierre won their 7th national title, outshooting 58 other teams from across the nation.

In the regular team match, there were 294 individuals shooting. Jessica Hays placed sixth, Andrew Kliewer - tenth, Nathan Schnabel - twelfth, Wyatt Rose - fifty-eight, and Alee Smith - sixty-sixth.

Individually in the alternate division, Vanya Kliewer placed twenty-second and Austin Lesman placed thirtieth. There were 96 shooters in the alternate division.

Perfect test scores were achieved by Andrew Kliewer, Vanya Kliewer, Austin Lesman and Wyatt Rose.


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Pierre Jr Shooters Place 4th at Nationals

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Pierre Jr Shooters BB Gun team competed in the 50th Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championships in Rogers, Arkansas over the Fourth of July weekend. Sixty-eight teams from across the nation competed in the competition. The Pierre team placed fourth out of the 68 teams.

 Individually in the alternate division, Wyatt Rose placed third in the prone position and seventh overall. Andrew Kliewer placed third in standing, first in kneeling, and second place in total aggregate. There were 118 shooters in the alternate division.

 There was also a Champions Match, which was for shooters who could not shoot in the regular team match due to having shot in the match last year. There were 52 shooters in this division.  Ryan Habeck placed third in the prone position and sixth overall. Jacob Beastrom placed ninth overall.

 In the regular team match, there were 340 individuals shooting. Adam Forman placed seventeenth, Justin Merriman - thirty-first, Natalie Mohr - forty-fourth, Zane Schuchard - fifty-fourth and Trevor Habeck - fifty -ninth.

Perfect test scores were achieved by Jacob Beastrom, Adam Forman, Ryan Habeck, Natalie Mohr, Wyatt Rose and Zane Schuchard.


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Pierre Jr Shooters Compete in Highmore

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pierre Jr. Shooters participated in the Highmore Jr. Shooter Invitational held on March 14 in Highmore, SD. Teams participating included Brule Co., Douglas Co., Highmore, Humboldt, Kirley, Lake Co., Marshall Co., Pierre, Potter Co., and Spink Co. The Jr. Shooters next competition will be in Britton on March 21.  This will be the first qualifier for the national match.

 Individual BB Gun results in the 8-9 yr. old division:

 Jasmine Hays - third - prone; fourth - sitting; sixth - kneeling; overall fifth.

Alayna Kliewer - second - prone; second - sitting.

Jenna Kruger - fifth - prone; ninth - standing; overall eighth.

Tyler Payer - third - sitting.

Riley Pfeifer - first - kneeling.

Jazzlyn Rombough - eighth - prone; sixth - sitting; seventh - kneeling; overall seventh.

 

10-11 yr. old division:

Vanya Kliewer - fifth - prone.

 

12-15 yr. old division:

Trevor Habeck - seventh - sitting.

Andrew Kliewer - fourth - standing.

Justin Merriman - 96 on test; sixth - kneeling; overall second.

Natalie Mohr - seventh - prone; fifth - standing; fifth - sitting.

Wyatt Rose - sixth - standing.

Cassandra Ryckman - fourth - prone; tenth - standing; fourth - kneeling; overall fourth.

Nathan Schnabel - tenth - prone.

Zane Schuchard - 92 on test; eighth - kneeling; overall seventh.

Team Results:

8 & 9 yr old division - First Place (Jasmine Hays, Alayna Kliewer, Jenna Kruger, Riley Pfeifer, and Jazzlyn Rombough)


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Pierre Jr Shooters Qualify for Nationals

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Pierre Jr Shooters participated in the American Legion State BB Gun Championship held on March 21 in Britton, SD. Teams participating included Buffalo, MN, Buffalo, ND, Douglas Co., Highmore, Humboldt, Kirley, Grant Co., Lake Co., Marshall Co, Pierre and Spink Co. The 12-15 yr old team placed second in this national qualifier match, and therefore earned the right to participate in the Daisy National BB Gun Championships in Rogers, AR in July.  The Jr. Shooters next competition will be in Pierre at Riggs High on March 28.

 Individual BB Gun results in the 8-9 yr old division:

Jasmine Hays - first - sitting; fourth - kneeling.

Alayna Kliewer - sixth - sitting; second - kneeling.

10-11 yr. old division:

Vanya Kliewer - first - sitting.

Drew Schuchard - 90 on test.

12-15 yr old division:

Jacob Beastrom - 96 on test; seventh - sitting.

Adam Forman - 96 on test; fourth - standing; overall fifth.

Ryan Habeck - 92 on test; first - standing; sixth - sitting; seventh - kneeling; overall first.

Trevor Habeck - 92 on test.

Andrew Kliewer - first - prone*.

Austin Lesmann - sixth - prone.

Justin Merriman - fourth - prone.

Natalie Mohr - 92 on test.

Zane Schuchard - 94 on test; tenth - prone.

* Andrew Kliewer shot a 100 in prone providing him a chance to tie or break the national record of 100 plus eight more consecutive bulleyes. Andrew was unsuccessful in his national record attempt, but we applaud hm on his achievement.

Team Results:

12-15 yr old divisioin - Second Place (Adam Forman, Justin Merriman, Natalie Mohr, Wyatt Rose and Zane Schuchard)


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Jr Shooters Win Second National Qualifier

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Pierre Jr Shooters participated in the National Wild Turkey Federation State BB Gun Match held on March 28 in Pierre at Riggs High gym. Teams participating included Brule Co, Douglas Co, Highmore, Humboldt, Kirley, Lake Co, Marshall Co, Pierre and Spink Co. The Pierre team had already qualified last week for the Daisy National BB Gun Championships to be held July 3-5 in Rogers, Arkansas. This will be the eleventh consecutive year for coaches John Forman and Gene Garber, and the 12th consecutive for the Pierre Junior Shooters. During that time, the Pierre team has won six national championships.

 Individual BB Gun results in the 8-9 yr old division:

Jasmine Hays - seventh - prone; ninth - standing.

Alayna Kliewer - second - standing; overall seventh.

Jenna Kruger - third - sitting.

Tyler Payer - eighth - sitting; seventh - kneeling.

Riley Pfeifer - tenth - sitting.

Jazzlyn Rombough - eighth - standing; fifth - sitting.

Megan Rose - sixth - prone.

Emmit Steeneck - ninth - sitting; overall tenth.

10-11 yr old division:

Rylie Stoeser - first - kneeling.

12-15 yr old division:

Jacob Beastrom - 96 on test.

Adam Forman - 94 on test; fifth - prone; second - kneeling; overall tenth.

Ryan Habeck - 96 on test; second - prone; first - standing; first - sitting; fourth - kneeling; overall first.

Trevor Habeck - ninth - prone.

Justin Merriman - 94 on test; sixth - standing; ninth - sitting; seventh - kneeling; overall fifth.

Natalie Mohr - 90 on test.

Wyatt Rose - 94 on test; ninth - kneeling.

Nathan Schnabel - 94 on test.

Zane Schuchard - 98 on test; seventh - prone.

Alee Smith - 96 on test; fifth - standing.

 

Team Results:

8-9 yr old division - Third Place (Jasmine Hays, Alayna Kliewer, Jenna Kruger, Riley Pfeifer and Jazzlyn Rombough); 12-15 yr old division - First Place ( Adam Forman, Justin Merriman, Natalie Mohr, Wyatt Rose and Zane Schuchard)

 21 Champion - Keith Gorham was on the winning team out of 16 teams to score consistently closest to 21 in a shootoff.


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Junior Shooters Compete in Montrose

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Pierre Jr Shooters participated in the South Dakota Shooting Sports State BB Gun Match held on April 18 in Montrose. Teams participating included Brule Co, Davison Co, Doughas Co, Grant Co, Highmore, Humboldt, Kirley, Lake Co, Marshall Co, Pierre and Spink Co.

 Individual BB Gun results in the 8-9 yr old division:

Taylor Curry - sixth - standing; overall fifth.

Jasmine Hays - tenth - prone; fourth - kneeling.

Alayna Kliewer - second - prone; first - standing; sixth - sitting; overall third.

Jenna Kruger - eighth - prone; overall tenth.

Emmit Steeneck - sixth - sitting.

10-11 yr old division:

Vanya Kliewer - 90 on test; seventh - prone; fifth - standing; sixth - sitting; ninth - kneeling; overall fourth.

12-15 yr old division:

Jacob Beastrom - 94 on test; fifth - sitting.

Adam Forman - 90 on test; eighth - prone.

Ryan Habeck - 96 on test; fourth - standing; sixth - sitting; eighth - kneeling; overall third.

Trevor Habeck - 90 on test; sixth - prone.

Justin Merriman - fifth -standing.

Natalie Mohr - 98 on test.

Wyatt Rose - 90 on test.

Cassandra Ryckman - 92 on test; fourth - sitting.

Zane Schuchard - 94 on test; fourth - kneeling; overall eighth.

Alee Smith - first - sitting.

Team Results:

8-9 yr old division - Second Place (Taylor Curry, Jasmine Hays, Alayna Kliewer, Jenna Kruger, and Riley Pfeifer)


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21 Gun Raffle Winners

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Winchester SXR .300 WSM Semi-Auto - Dick Carter

Remington 597 Yellow Bee .22 LR - Evan Werpe

Ruger American .22 Mag Bolt Action - Kellie Blume

Smith & Wesson Body Guard .380 Pistol - Noel Chicoine

CZ P-07 9MM Semi-Auto Pistol - Kelly Madsen

Weatherby Orion O/U 12 ga. - Mary Duvall

Remington 12 Ga. 870 Express - Kelly Madsen

Savage Axis .25-06 Bolt Action w/scope - Marty Nowak

Henry Big Loop .22 LR - Shawn Johnson

Beretta Neos .22 LR Semi Auto Pistol - Derek Seeley

Ruger Black Hawk .30 Cal Pistol - Bruce Nelson

Winchester SXP 12 Ga. Camp Pump - Gaylon Gerber

Stevens Goldwing 12 Ga. O/U - Gaylon Gerber

Savage 93R17FXP .17 Cal Bot w/scope - Bill Smith

Mossberg Lever Action .30-30 Blue - Don Foster

S & W SD9VE 9MM Semi-Auto Pistol - Mark Peppel

Weatherby PA-08 12 Ga. Pump - Todd Sandal

Escort Trio O/U 12 Ga. 3 1/2" - Jim Hansen

Remington 1911 R1 .45 Cal. Pistol - Bill Smith

Ruger American .270 Bolt Action - Larry Howard

Escort 20 GA. Semi-Auto - Jeff Hill


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Fun Shoot Prize Winners

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Winchester SXP 12 Ga.  - Baylee Gerber

Case of AA 12 ga shotgun shells - Steve Shepard

$50 Runnings Gift Card - Justin Merriman

Willow Creek 8- Round Punchcard - Dan Schneiderhan


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Jr Shooters Go To Doland

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Pierre Jr Shooters participated in the Spink Co. Invitational held on March 7 in Doland, SD. Teams participating included Buffalo, MN, Buffalo, ND, Douglas Co., Highmore, Humboldt, Kirley, Lake Co., Marshall Co., Pierre and Spink Co. 

 Individual BB Gun Results in the 8 & 9 yr. old division:

 Jasmine Hays - first  - kneeling

Alayna Kliewer - ninth - prone(tie); eighth - standing.

Jenna Kruger - first - prone.

Tyler Payer - sixth - kneeling.

Megan Rose - ninth - prone (tie)

 

10-11 yr old division:

Vanya Kliewer - tenth - prone; seventh - sitting

Rylie Stoeser - eighth - standing.

12-15 yr old division:

Jacob Beastrom - 96 on test; second - prone; second - kneeling; overall second

Adam Forman - 92 on test; eighth - sitting; third - kneeling; overall seventh

Trevor Habeck - 90 on test; ninth - standing

Andrew Kliewer - ninth - standing; tenth - kneeling

Justin Merriman - 94 on test

Natalie Mohr - 94 on test

Wyatt Rose - 90 on test; seventh - prone; fourth - sitting

Cassandra Ryckman - 90 on test; fourth - prone; third - standing; sixth - sitting; fourth - kneeling; overall first

Zane Schuchard - 92 on test; eighth - prone; tenth - sitting; seventh - kneeling; overall eighth.

 

Team Results:

12-15 yr old division - Third Place (Adam Forman, Justin Merriman, Wyatt Rose, Zane Schuchard, Alee Smith)

 

 


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2014 Daisy Nationals. PJS Win Again!!

Friday, July 11, 2014
The 2014 Pierre Jr. Shooters arrived in Rogers, Arkansas on July 2, 2014 wondering what their destiny would be.  With weeks of practice behind them, it was time to find out how they would stack up against the best from across the nation.

Day 1, July 5, started off with the prone position at * o'clock sharp, followed by the standing position.  At the end of competition on the first day the Pierre team stood in third place behind Spink Co (SD) and Gillaspie Co (GA).  After a lunch break, all competitors went to take the safety/rules test, almost always the deciding factor in a national championship run. Because of a new scoring system being used this year, the Orion scoring system, results were being posted almost immediately to the internet.  Test scores were also uploaded to the system that afternoon once test correcting was completed.  At the end of day one, the Pierre Junior Shooters were in first place by virtue of a near perfect test score - 496 out of a possible 500, garnering them the Paul Tiefer Memorial Award for High Team Test.

Day 2, July 6 would see the competitors showing their skills in the sitting and kneeling positions. Going into day 2 with a slim 6 point lead, parents and coaches were not only watchful of their team, but the other teams as well.  The Pierre team extended their lead to 12 points through sitting and maintained that lead through kneeling, coming away with a first place finish with total score of 2375 out of a possible 2500.

Individually, the Pierre team also collected some awards.  Cassandra Ryckman was the individual winner, posting an aggregate score of 482.  Cassandra has made the most out of her three trips to the Daisy National Championships.  Cassandra was an alternate on the 2011 team and a regular team member on the 2012 and 2014 teams, all of which came home with a national championship.  Cassandra also has scored a perfect test score all three of those years.  In addition to her individual championship, Cassandra was also third in the prone position.  Jacob Beastrom was second in the sitting position and just missed the podium in the aggregate total with  a 478 total decided by center shots.  Ryan Habeck was eighth in the competition rounding out the top ten finishers for the Pierre Junior Shooters. In the alternate division, Zane Schuchard was third in sitting and finished out with a second place aggregate total.
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