The Barrow County 4-H BB Gun team was one of 107 teams from across Georgia competing recently at Rock Eagle 4-H Center at the state BB Gun match.
Barrow County sent seven youth to compete among the 571 other 5th-8th graders from 50 counties at competition.
The Barrow 4-H BB Gun team is led by head coach Robert Kulp and assistant coaches Denise Kulp and Tara Cwiertniak.
The match is conducted in five stages with the first being a test shoot. This is followed by the four shooting positions: prone, standing, sitting and kneeling. The youth are scored in each category plus the number of center shots made.
The highest possible score a shooter can attain in competition is 500. There are two categories that the youth can shoot in, team competition and individual.
Barrow County had youth in both categories: Xavier Barnett, Gabby Rider, Trent Cwiertniak, Gavin Sellers, Michael Jira and Noah Morris competed as a team while Selah Groves competed in the individual category.
The Barrow County team ranked 55th out of the 107 teams in the state competition.
Groves had the distinction of ranking in the top 100 individual shooters, placing 97th out of 571.
The Barrow 4-H BB Gun team is part of Georgia 4-H’s Project SAFE program which seeks to educate youth on safety in shooting. Barrow County has three Project SAFE teams” BB Gun, Archery, and Shotgun.
For more information about Barrow County 4-H and its program contact the Barrow 4-H Office on 90 Lanthier St. in Winder at 770-307-3029.