Arkansas -(Ammoland.com)- The third week of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regional finals is now in the books. Over 200 teams competed in this week’s AYSSP north regional tournament.
Bald Knob captured both the senior and junior regional titles. The regional tournament was held May 15-16 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation firing range at Jacksonville.
One more regional tournament will be held in the coming weeks, followed by the state finals June 5-6 at Jacksonville. The top 16 teams from each region will compete in the state finals. During competition, junior high teams shoot 125 rounds and the senior high teams shoot 250 rounds.
During the junior competition, Bald Knob’s Parker Hepner, Hayden McAnelly and Hunter Throckmorton, Braden Healy of Beebe, Ross Wingert of Rose Bud and Michael Saunders of Cotter each shot a perfect score of 25. In the senior competition, Chase Martin of Bald Knob, Dylan Watters of Quitman and Clay Williams of Bee Branch each shot a perfect score of 50. All of the competitors will be competing for the State Champion of Champions title during the state competition.
The AYSSP is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program that encourages youth to learn to shoot shotguns safely while enjoying the outdoors. To learn more about the AYSSP or to become a coach, visit www.agfc.com to download a brochure or contact Chuck Woodson at 501-230-4738.